Tree Felling: Getting Permission
Natural Resources Wales have published new guidance on applying for felling, now available in Welsh and English from their website.
On 15 September 2017, a man was fined £112,197 for illegally felling 200 ancient hedgerow beech trees without a licence Newport Magistrates’ Court heard the man a former tenant at a farm in Manmoel, Blackwood, Caerphilly county, admitted cutting down the trees with his two sons in January 2017. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) discovered the remains of the hedgerow beech trees amounting to 200 cubic metres of felled timber. The legal limit of trees allowed to be felled by a landowner in a three-month period is five cubic metres and an NRW investigation found no felling licence was in place. To find out what you need to know about getting permission to fell any trees for yourself or for someone else click below.