Three century-old plane trees in Sofia have been declared protected

19 Apr, 2022 | 11:36

Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policy and Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov declared three century-old trees protected. The trees are of the maple-leaf species and are located in the “Crystal” Garden in the city of Sofia. The plane trees are approximately 100 years old, about 20m. high and of a circumference of 3.15 m, 3.3 m, and 3.6 m respectively.

Declaring them protected prohibits the uprooting, felling, pruning, breaking of branches, damage to the stems and any other actions that could lead to the destruction or deterioration of the physical condition of the trees. After the orders have been published in the State Gazette, the trees will be entered in the registers in accordance with the requirements of the Biodiversity Act and marked as century-old trees.

The preservation of century-old or remarkable trees through their timely protection is one of the priorities of the MOEW.