Cutting of trees in society’s Compound

By Accommodation Times Bureau

Under Bye-law No. 162 of the Maharashtra Co-operative Housing Societies Model
Bye- laws says: No member of the society shall destroy, deface or cut down any trees
in the society’s compound. A violation may render the member concerned liable for

When trees can be chopped and what are the precautions?

Trees cannot be hacked without prior permission of the Tree Officer even if the
tree is in private premises. In Mumbai, the civic chief is the chairperson of the
Tree Authority which governs all the activities implemented under the Act. Even
government bodies require permission from the Tree Authority for any developmental

The society has to submit an application to the civic body for permission. The Society
should trim the trees regularly, During and after the monsoons, trimming the branches
is necessary as there are increased chances of accidents. A lot of cars are parked
under them, and children play in the compound in the evenings. So if a branch falls,
someone is likely to get hurt therefore it is necessary to chop the trees which are in the
society’s compound. Sometimes a tree can falls on a property due to natural causes
(rain, fire, lightening, wind)

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2 thoughts on “Cutting of trees in society’s Compound

  1. Dear Sir,

    I wish to bring to your notice that Mr Amit John Lakra r/o F-18/71, Sector 8, rohini, Delhi 85, has cut a tree illegally. The tree was atleast 20 feet long. He also indulge in anti social activities and has a car with a illegal number : UP 16 8590. The entire colony is harassed by his works. Please help, as Delhi Police and MLA are unable to help the people of the colony.

  2. vry vry helpful post. Thanx a lot , we are searching for the rules bcz today in our society one tree get trimmed completely , even ppl tried to demolish the tree but we have saved it.

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