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MAY I PRUNE A MILKWOOD ON MY

PROPERTY WITHOUT A LICENCE?

MILKWOOD (Sideroxylon inerme) In August 2007, the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry announced certain exemptions with regards to the legislation on protected trees. For pruning or de-limbing of trees on private property in established urban areas and around any homesteads, the following exemption applies: UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 25% of the crown can be pruned, without mutilating the tree. Topping of tree crowns, for instance where they obstruct views, and of trees growing in a natural forest ecosystem is excluded from this exemption. A natural forest refers to a group of indigenous trees – • whose crowns are largely contiguous; or • which have been declared by the Minister to be a natural forest under Section 7 (2) xxviii of the National Forests Act. IN CASES WHERE IT IS NECESSARY TO PRUNE MORE THAN 25% OF THE TREE, a licence must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). The licence application forms are also available on the Department’s website (http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/FAQs) or at the offices of all area managers.

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