06.03.2011 30.Adar l, 5771
Proposed amendments to the forest ordinance, which dates back to 1926, the British Mandate period, stipulate that trees cannot be cut down without a permit.
Cutting down or relocating mature trees could be punishable by fines and/or imprisonment, according to a series of amendments to the forest ordinance scheduled to be discussed today by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.
The amendments, proposed by Agriculture Minister Orit Noked, also stipulate that trees cannot be cut down without a permit and establish under what circumstances compensation must be paid for chopping down trees. The forest ordinance dates back to 1926, the British Mandate period….