The Land That Has Everything
Eretz Yisrael is described as a land "in which nothing is missing" (Devarim 8:9).
This outstanding feature of Eretz Yisrael is hinted at again when the Torah prohibits the eating of the fruit of a tree in the first three years of its life. This rule, we are told, applies to "every food-producing tree whose fruit must be shunned as orlah" (Vayirka 19:23).
There seems to be a redundancy here, notes the Talmudic Sage Rabbi Meir (Mesechta Brachot 36b), since mentioning fruit once obviously identifies it as a food-producing tree. His conclusion is that "food-producing" is a reference to the kind of tree whose wood has the same taste as its fruit and is intended to teach us that even such a rare tree is to be found in the land that has everything.