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The Monaco Tree "Code", to protect the trees of the Principality

Protecting biodiversity is part of the Monegasque Government's sustainable development policy.  To this effect, the Department of Urban Amenities has implemented a new policy that aims to protect all types of trees and certain plants, such as palms.

Oliviers (Olea europaea L.) – Fontvieille

In 2011, this work was reflected in the publication of a Sovereign Ordinance stipulating measures to protect trees and some types of plants, and in early 2012 in two related Ministerial Orders. A brochure, with a preface by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, entitled Le "Code" de larbre Monaco (The Monaco Tree "Code") explains the content and desired aim of these texts. In its 17 pages, it makes trees the focal point of towns, sets out their importance and their advantages, and also includes an overview of the Principality's arboreal heritage.

"This text explains protective measures and conditions relating to planting and renewing trees.  Among the key measures, I would include that tree felling is now forbidden unless authorised by the Department of Urban Amenities and the increased protection of zones where rooting is present especially on locations of construction work" stated Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister for Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development.

The contents of this document confirm the Monegasque Government's wish to protect and enhance the quality of life in the Principality.

Further information: Department of Urban Amenities: (+377).

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