(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations direct that section 211 shall not apply in such cases as may be specified in the regulations.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the regulations may be framed so as to exempt from the application of that section cases defined by reference to all or any of the following matters—
(a) acts of such descriptions or done in such circumstances or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the regulations;
(b) trees in such conservation areas as may be so specified;
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