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Felling licences

To help protect Britain's forests, a felling licence from the Forestry Commission may be required to fell trees.

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Before you fell any trees you must check to see if a licence is required. This will depend on the location, the type of tree work, the volume and diameter of the trees, and other factors.  

If no exemptions apply, it is an offence to fell trees without a licence and everyone involved in the felling of trees, the owner, agent, timber merchant or contractor must ensure that a licence has been issued before any felling is carried out.