In Kharkov environmentalists and police check, is it legal to sell Christmas trees in the city. Sellers, in turn, complain that the demand for Christmas the characters in this year’s fall.
Christmas in the courtyard at the Horse market you can choose from several types of trees – pine, blue spruce, fir, and spruce. The most popular among buyers tree Nordmann – it is brought from Denmark, says Vladimir seller.
These European trees there are several species of fir, silver fir tree, pineapple. The most expensive cost of 1,000 UAH, which is 3 times more expensive, than in Europe.
On average, a small tree can be purchased for 150 USD. You can find more cheap variant – case arrangement of branches. Despite the fact that the creation of one such mini-Christmas trees can take half a day, it costs from 60 to 100 UAH.
“Here, we use the pyramid principle – for the wooden rod you need to “wear” one for one branch. Stand it is much less than the usual tree, but more compact and cheap”, – says Vladimir.
You can buy the usual branches – this Christmas bouquet will cost 20 hryvnia.
Also in the market to sell Christmas trees from the Poltava and Chernihiv regions, Western Ukraine, adds seller novel. Said that this year coniferous trees are buying less because of the Ferial weather.
“Nesimi” December affects the health of the tree, says the seller from a nearby tree courtyard. Due to the lack of frost yellow needles, which clearly spoils the presentation and the “period of survival” tree. The tree is from 100 to 250 hryvnia. So she stood for as long as possible the tree need to constantly moisturize is to spray the branches and water the sand if you cut down the tree in the pot.
When buying trees, you should pay attention to the tag – if the tree was cut down legally, that is in its designated place, it needs to be tag. To check the “legality” of the Christmas tree police and environmentalists.
“Among the documents need to be quarantine certificate radiological control. If the seller is unable to explain where he bought the tree, it make the Protocol on article 88-1 of the Cao – violation of the procedure for the acquisition or sale of objects of the plant world. Material sent to the court and determine the amount of the fine dependent on the diameter of the tree,” says state inspector of environmental protection in Kharkiv region, Alexander Yevtushenko.
To check whether legally cut down the tree, and the buyer: on the website “Yalynka.info” you need to enter the barcode of the tree. The buyer should give the information on the seller and region where brought tree. If no such information, this means that the tree sell illegal.
Police also check the card account, which is issued by the Council – in it indicate the official place of sale of trees, because the implementer has no right to change the place of sale.
“This year we found 3 cases of violations of trade rules by the trees. On violators made protocols on administrative offences on статье160 (trade from hands in unspecified places), Art. Also Osnovaniyam district police exposed the man who illegally cut down trees in forestry. In fact opened criminal proceedings under part 1 of article 246 (illegal deforestation) of the Criminal code of Ukraine”, – said senior inspector of Department on preventive action novel torianik.
But whether legally the made patterned coniferous composition in the form of mini-trees, neither environmentalists nor the police can not figure out is not required by law. To find where was the broken branches of the tree, almost impossible, says the state inspector for the environmental protection in the Kharkiv region Alexander Yevtushenko. It needs to live in the forest, to look after the trees. In case of violation of the law the perpetrator can present an administrative penalty or a claim for reimbursement.
Under article 88-1 of the Cao, the offender may face a fine from 510 to 1700 UAH.