# Nature, climate and biodiversity
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A permit may be required to cut down trees for a variety of reasons.
A felling permit is particularly necessary in the following cases where trees are subject to special protection. 27.06.2017
- Protection of trees as "protected landscape components"
Trees can be protected by the federal states by tree protection ordinances or statutes as so-called "protected landscape components" (§ 29 of the Federal Nature Conservation Act). This is mainly used for built-up districts.
In addition, the federal states can also place avenues under protection (§ 29 of the Federal Nature Conservation Act).
The specific content and the procedure are based exclusively on the law of the respective federal state.
- Protection of trees for reasons of species protection
It is generally forbidden to cut off trees and other shrubs in the period from 1 March to 30 September or to put them on the hive. During this time, only gentle shape and care cuts are permitted to eliminate the growth of the plants or to maintain the health of trees (§ 39 of the Federal Nature Conservation Act). Exceptions to this can be granted, for example, to ensure road safety.
The form and procedure of the application also result exclusively from the law of the respective federal state.
In some cities and municipalities of Schleswig-Holstein, trees are subject to the protection of tree protection statutes/ordinances. These regulate the approval procedures for exemptions and exemptions and determine to what extent trees fall under the protective provisions. The felling of a tree is only permitted under certain circumstances. Information on this can be obtained from the respective office or city administration.
3. Protection of trees as shaping the landscape or townscape
A tree is usually characteristic of the landscape or townscape from a trunk circumference of 2 m or a diameter of 64 cm, measured at a height of 1 m. The felling of such a tree is an intervention in nature and landscape and is only allowed under certain circumstances.
4. Protection of trees as part of biotopes
Trees in avenues, trees in kinks and trees in the natural or near-natural shore area of water bodies are particularly protected by law as part of biotopes.
5. Protection of trees as a natural monument
Trees can be designated as natural monuments by the lower nature conservation authorities of the counties and independent cities and are then protected.
6. Protection of trees by fixing them in the development plan
Trees can be determined by the municipalities and cities as worth preserving in the area of their own development plans. In this case, an exemption from the provisions of the development plan is required for precipitation.
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