What is the penalty for a felled Christmas tree this year?
It is advisable that this year, and in subsequent years, it is better not to cut the trees, since the fines and penalties that were invented this year are very tough. Now, and the felling of the Christmas tree can be obtained:
If the damage for the felled trees is more than five thousand rubles, then you bring yourself to:
- a fine of two hundred thousand rubles;
- three hundred and sixty hours of correctional labor;
- imprisonment for up to one year;
If the damage exceeds one hundred and fifty thousand rubles, then you are very out of luck, because you can get:
- a fine from one hundred to five hundred thousand rubles;
- four hundred and eighty hours of correctional labor;
- imprisonment for a term of two to six years;
The legislation provides for a fine for illegal felling of a tree, no matter what tree or pine, in the amount of three to five thousand rubles for an individual, this law has not changed since 2015 and the fines have not changed, as well as the law that does not allow cutting down trees in the Russian Federation.
Just like that, of your own free will, you cannot cut trees for the New Year (Christmas trees, spruces, pines) in Russia! Such logging is illegal and is punishable not only by a fine, but also by imprisonment. It depends on the damage that has been done to a particular forestry. It is also very important - by whom the tree / trees were felled. Yes, yes, the punishment depends on whether a private, official or legal entity did it.
This is the punishment you can get:
If the damage is not more than five thousand rubles, then the punishment in the form of a fine is as follows:
- for an ordinary citizen - from three to five thousand rubles;
- for an official - twenty to thirty thousand rubles;
- for a legal entity - fifty to one hundred thousand rubles.
If several trees were cut down and the damage exceeded five thousand rubles, then the punishment is determined by Article 260
The punishment can be a fine of two hundred thousand rubles, correctional labor for 360 hours, or imprisonment for up to one year.
In the event of damage over 150 thousand rubles, a fine from one hundred thousand to five hundred thousand rubles, correctional labor for 480 hours or imprisonment for a period of two to six years.
But each region also adopts its own laws in order to preserve forest resources. So this factor should also be taken into account for those who wish to cut down the New Year's tree.