Tree felling and other regulations
We issue tree felling licences to help protect the woodlands of Wales from indiscriminate felling. Find out if you need a licence, and how to apply.
Environmental Impact Assessment for forestry activity
Natural Resources Wales is the competent authority for assessing the four types of forestry project noted in the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations 1999
Tree felling licences
Felling licences are issued by Natural Resources Wales to help protect the forests and woodlands of Wales and to prevent indiscriminate felling.
Report suspected illegal tree felling
How to let us know if you think trees have been felled without the necessary permission.
Felling licence exemptions and other legal controls
Before you apply for a felling licence, find out whether there are applicable exemptions or other legal controls in force.
European Union Timber Regulations
When you put timber on the market, you should use our Due Diligence Form for Timber Grown in Great Britain.
Winter Tree felling of Larch
Natural Resources Wales will not issue licences to thin or clearfell Larch through the winter months because we cannot assess the trees for signs of the Phytophthora Ramorum disease.