The mushroom picking is not an activity totally free. Depending on where you pick up these "natural fruits of the earth" you can expose you to fines rather salty.
Contrary to popular belief, picking mushrooms is not an activity completely free. In fact, mushrooms are regarded as natural fruits of the earth belong to the owner of the land on which they grow.
And, it is necessary to know, only that person or the representative of the Office national des forêts (ONF) for the structures managed by this agency can give permission to the collection.
in practice, in the state forests and those managed by the ONF, the gathering of family for personal consumption is allowed. But many of the prefectorial orders prohibit or restrict the harvest of certain mushrooms.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
A fine of 150 euros to 750 euros
On the other hand, if you pick it up without permission on private property, in this case, there is volume And if you are caught, you will be liable to a fine of 150 euros, which amount will be increased to 750 euros if your collection is larger than five litres. In addition, the owner may claim the return of the mushrooms picked or require the payment of damages-interests.
Finally, no need to invoke the absence of signs indicating the prohibition of harvest. This is not an obligation for the owner to implement one. Not to mention that this absence of signs does not allow you to enter on private property to pick up mushrooms !
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