Forestry Act 2014

20.

Preservation orders

20. (1) Notwithstanding any provision in this Act, the Minister may, in any particular case, issue an order prohibiting—

(a) the felling or otherwise removing, or

(b) the continued felling or otherwise removing,

of any tree or trees, including exempted trees.

(2) Where an order has been served under subsection (1) in respect of any tree, a person who—

(a) fells or otherwise removes the tree, or

(b) continues to fell or otherwise remove the tree,

shall be guilty of an offence and be liable, on summary conviction, to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not for exceeding 6 months or both.