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Request the removal or cutting of certain trees, hedges, living fences, bushes within a certain period of time
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Trees produce vital oxygen, improve the climate, filter dust and pollutants, and provide humidity and movement. They provide a habitat for a wide variety of animals, enliven and structure the cityscape and dampen noise. To ensure that trees are preserved, they are particularly protected, especially in heavily populated areas.
If you want to cut down a tree, a permit may be required. If necessary, you will have to compensate for the felled tree. A felling permit is particularly necessary if trees are subject to special protection.
In the period between 1 March and 30 September, the felling of trees and other woody plants is prohibited. It is also forbidden to put them on the stick. They are then only allowed to cut trees and other shrubs for maintenance. If you have to cut down a tree during this time, for example because it impairs road safety, you need an exemption.
Who should I contact?
Please contact the district or the district-free city (lower nature conservation authorities) or, if there is a tree protection statute in your municipality, the municipality, office or city administration.
Which documents are required?
Site plans, descriptions and other information necessary for the assessment of the project are helpful. As further documentation may be required, it is recommended to contact the competent authority in advance.
What else should I know?
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.
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Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)
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