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Grant tree felling permit


A permit may be required to cut down trees for a variety of reasons.

A felling permit is particularly necessary in the following cases where trees are subject to special protection. 27.06.2017

  1. Protection of trees as "protected landscape components"

Trees can be protected by the federal states by tree protection ordinances or statutes as so-called "protected landscape components" (§ 29 of the Federal Nature Conservation Act). This is mainly used for built-up districts.

In addition, the federal states can also place avenues under protection (§ 29 of the Federal Nature Conservation Act).

The specific content and the procedure are based exclusively on the law of the respective federal state.

  1. Protection of trees for reasons of species protection

It is generally forbidden to cut off trees and other shrubs in the period from 1 March to 30 September or to put them on the hive. During this time, only gentle shape and care cuts are permitted to eliminate the growth of the plants or to maintain the health of trees (§ 39 of the Federal Nature Conservation Act). Exceptions to this can be granted, for example, to ensure road safety.

The form and procedure of the application also result exclusively from the law of the respective federal state.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety,Unit N II 1

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