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Owner Demanded for DENR Permit to Cut Illegally Planted Tree

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
English: Snug in the trees between Crossley an...
Sometimes ignorance can really put us in big trouble – despite thinking that we are right. Take note of this owner who demanded for a DENR permit to cut her ornamental trees upon the petition of the village’s homeowners’ association – since she planted the trees many years back on the foot path itself and within reach to the electricity cables. She should be advised that planting trees on these utility areas are allowed only if the garden is 3 feet away from them. Read this legal document:

Guidelines on Tree Planting Near
Electric Power Line Systems

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement entered into by and
among the DENR and other government and non-government
agencies/organizations on 21 May 1997 hereto attached as Annex A, for
the purpose of reducing non-technical losses particularly on electric power
distribution, the following guidelines are hereby promulgated for the
information and guidance of all concerned

On top of that, as stated on Section 5 on the Penalty Clause – any person who gets rid of any kind of trees shall be punished based on the laws written in Section 3 of Presidential Decree No. 953, except when the cutting or the disposal is vital to enhance the beauty of the place or as described in Section 3.3 of this PD. Know what you’re getting into or else, you can be charged too!

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