The Department of Forestry reports: from Tuesday, November 29 to Friday, December 16, in forestries across the country will sell Christmas trees.
And decorate the holiday, and help the forest.
You can buy Christmas trees only on weekdays from 08:00 to 14:30. The department clarifies that the trees for sale are those that are cut as a result of thinning the forest – thus creating favorable conditions for the growth of other trees. After the purchase at the lesnichestvo, a stamp will be put on the purchased copy. It must be presented in case of inspection.
A fine of up to 5,000 euros for illegal logging
The stamp is proof that the tree was purchased legally and legally. Felling, storage and transportation of trees without a permit from the Forestry Department violates the provisions of the law of 2012 and is punishable by a fine of up to 5000 euros and/or imprisonment of up to one year. Residents who intend to cut down a Christmas tree on their private property must also obtain the necessary cutting and transport permits in advance and present them when requested by officials.
Trees will be available for purchase at the following locations:
- Atalassa Forestry 22 403749,
- Larnaca forestry 24 818108,
- Forestry of Dekelia 24 723432,
- Forestry of Fasuri 25 952120,
- Forestry of Limassol 25 872306,
- Forestry of Paphos and Geroskipou 26 306266,
- Yalia forestry 26 812730,
- Panaya forestry 26 817416,
- Platanias forestry 22 608512.
The purchase of a Calabrian pine up to 1.5 meters in height costs 6 euros. Black pine and stone pine, up to 2 meters in height, will cost 14 euros. Cedar up to 2 meters in height will cost 50 euros. Spruce up to 2 meters in height – 60 euros.