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£20,000 maximum fine for breaking tree protection laws

Wed, 02 Nov 2011

The government is highlighting tree protection legislation with a warning that breaking the law could result in a massive fine.

The Departments of Environment, Food and Agriculture and Infrastructure have put out a reminder to developers, property owners and landscape gardeners.

People wanting to carry out work on trees - including pruning or felling - need planning permission and a licence from DEFA.

Anyone who breaks the rules could face a £20,000 fine.




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