Felling Permission - Application Guidance

Felling Permission - Application Guidance

A Felling Permission is often required where the felling of trees is being undertaken. A Felling Permission provides legal authority to fell the trees covered by the permission and may include conditions for example to ensure trees are replanted. This guidance also explains your responsibilities as an applicant and sets out Scottish Forestry’s responsibilities under the 2018 Act.

Scottish Forestry is the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulation. We were established as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government on 1 April 2019, following full devolution of forestry to the Scottish Parliament as a result of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018.

We support the delivery of the Scottish Government’s priorities for Scotland’s forests, through guidance, advice, incentives and regulations, and by advising Ministers on forestry policy.

If you have any questions about Felling Permissions, or this guidance, please contact your local Conservancy office using the details provided in Appendix 3.

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