Uzbekistan plans to extend the moratorium on cutting down valuable trees and shrubs until the end of 2021. This follows from the draft 2021 State Programme, which was published for public discussion.
The draft proposes introducing compensation for each felled tree. Thus, a person who violates the moratorium and cuts shrubs will have to plant ten large seedlings. The seedlings must be at least 5 years old and at least 2 meters high.
For illegally tree-cuts, it is proposed to plant 100 seedlings.