Apply for tree cutting permit

Service Description

Trees produce vital oxygen, improve the climate, filter dust and pollutants, and provide humidity and air 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 protected - especially in heavily populated areas - but also in the open countryside.

For the general protection of the species, the felling of trees outside horticulturally used areas and of all other woody plants (including hedges and bushes) is prohibited under the Federal Nature Conservation Act between March 1 and September 30. This includes uprooting and grubbing. The only things not covered by this prohibition are gentle shaping and maintenance cuts to remove the growth of plants or to keep trees healthy.

If you wish to cut down a tree or remove hedges or bushes within this time window, you must obtain a fee-based exemption from this ban. If necessary, you must compensate or replace the felled woody plant.

It should also be noted that tree removal (regardless of when it is done) may also violate special species protection prohibitions or protected area ordinances.

If there is a tree protection statute in your municipality, these regulations must also be taken into account.

Trees produce vital oxygen, improve the climate, filter dust and pollutants, and provide humidity and air 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 require special protection - especially in heavily populated areas.

If you want to cut down a tree, a permit may be required. If necessary, you may have to provide compensation for the felled tree. A felling permit is particularly necessary if trees are subject to special protection.

During the period between March 1 and September 30, it is prohibited to cut down trees and other woody plants. It is also forbidden to put them on the stock. You may cut trees and other woody plants then only for maintenance. If you have to cut down a tree during this time, for example because it impairs traffic safety, you will need an exceptional permit.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Südliches Saaletal - Ordnungsamt

Address
Bahnhofstraße 23
07768 Kahla
Telephone
036424 59-135
Telephone
036424 59-137
Telephone
036424 59-136
Fax
036424 59-150
Opening times

Personal contact exclusively with prior appointment!

Parking spaces
Parking Place
Fees: yes

Further Authorities

Landratsamt Saale-Holzland-Kreis - Untere Naturschutzbehörde
Address
Schloßgasse 17
07607 Eisenberg
Telephone
036691 70-396
Fax
036691 70-716