Tree felling and Ash dieback
The Forestry Commission has updated their 'Tree Felling - getting permission' booklet and this can be found on their website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-felling-licence-when-you-need-to-apply It is a really clear explanation of how and when to apply for a felling licence, with lots of links to further guidance.
It particularly draws attention to the section on hedgerow protection, since their Woodland Officers have been following up a lot of reports in relation to hedgerow work. Trees outside woodlands, including those in hedgerows, are covered by the same legislation and subject to the same volume thresholds and exemptions. It covers the regulations around the felling of trees in hedgerows.
They have also recently produced new guidance on the management of ash trees affected by ash dieback. Their website is a useful resource https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/forestry-commission
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:55 by Anita Sach