Felling licence exemptions
There are five categories of felling licence exemption:
- Type of tree work
- Volume and diameter
- Other permissions
- Legal and statutory requirements
Further details are provided in the table below.
Please contact Forestry Commission Scotland before felling to confirm that a licence is not necessary.
|Exemption category||Exemption details|
You do not need a licence to fell trees in:
|Type of tree work||
You do not need a licence to carry out:
|Volume and diameter||
You do not need a licence:
You do not need a licence if you have a current permission under:
|Legal and statutory requirements||
You do not need a licence if you need to fell trees:
Map tools and datasets
- Land Information Search
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- FCS Map Viewer
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- Data Download
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