Enforcement of controls as respects trees in conservation areasN.I.
167—(1) If any tree to which section 127 applies—
(a)is removed, uprooted or destroyed in contravention of that section; or
(b)is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies at a time when its cutting down or uprooting is authorised only by virtue of the provisions of such regulations under subsection (1) of section 128 as are mentioned in subsection (3) of that section,
it shall be the duty of the owner of the land to plant another tree of an appropriate size and species at the same place as soon as the owner reasonably can.
(2) The duty imposed by subsection (1) does not apply to an owner if on application by the owner the council dispenses with it.
(3) The duty imposed by subsection (1) on the owner of any land attaches to the person who is from time to time the owner of the land and may be enforced as provided by section 164 and not otherwise.