To promote transparency, members of the general public are invited to join company workers when common audits are conducted. More than 70 bushes and groups of timber have been declared by the department as champion timber, primarily based on criteria corresponding to measurement, age and historical worth. These trees are all protected under the National Forests Act of 1998. They embrace the Tsitsikamma Big Tree along the Garden Route, the Post Ofﬁce milkwood tree of Mossel Bay, the Sagole baobab in Limpopo and camphor trees planted at Vergelegen Estate within the Western Cape three centuries in the past. Protected trees is in all probability not cut; damaged, destroyed or possessed; collected; eliminated; transported; exported; purchased; offered; donated or in some other method acquired or disposed of besides beneath a licence granted by the Minister or when it comes to an exemption. In terms of the National Forests Act of 1998, all pure forests are protected.