Tree authority

Government vide GO (P) No.85/86/F&WLD dt. 2nd September 1986 issued directions restricting felling of trees on public lands. As per this order it is compulsory to take cutting permission from Assistant Conservator of Forests, Social Forestry of the respective district before felling trees on public land. Further, Govt. of Kerala vide GO (P) No.68/2010/F&WLDdt. 10.02.2010 have constituted a Tree authority and guidelines have also been prescribed to regulate the tree felling on public land.
Tree authority has been formed at District Level with District Panchayath President as Chairman and Assistant Conservator of Forests, Social Forestry as Convenor. At Municipality, the Municipal Chairman/ Chairperson is the Chairman of the Tree Authority.