City cautions against unauthorised tree felling
The City’s Parks Department would like to remind residents that it is illegal to damage or remove trees on public land. These offences can result fines being issued or criminal charges being laid. Unauthorised tree felling is seen in a serious light, especially when protected tree species are in the chopping line. Recently several trees, including protected milkwoods, were removed by residents.
Trees on public land are the responsibility of the City of Cape Town’s Parks Department. The City has a Tree Management Policy which provides clear guidelines for tree management, pruning and removal of those trees found on public land, which must be carried out by the Parks Department.
From City Newsletter 20 September 2015