Tu B'Shevat, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat, is a
holiday also known as the New Year for Trees. The word "Tu" is not really a word; it is the number 15 in Hebrew, as if you were to call the Fourth of July "Iv July" (IV being 4 in Roman numerals). See Hebrew Alphabet for more information about using letters as numbers and why the number 15 is written this way.
Some resources for celebrating the New Year of Trees and stopping the destruction of Bedouin villages and trees Learn more here from Jewish Voice For Peace http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/content
A fun, original Tu B'shevat song for children in the style of musical theatre. Tu B'shevat (also spelled Tu B'shvat) is a holiday celebrating the new year of the trees -- like a birthday for trees! Composed by Carol Boyd Leon, Tu B'shevat song - I Wanna Be A Tree - Leon