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Production of forest reproductive material directly from the basic material: notification

The harvest of forest reproductive material must be notified to the competent authority in good time in advance. It is only permitted if the starting material is approved in accordance with § 4 forstvermehrungsgutgesetz (FoVG). This means that the seed harvest stock or seed plantation must be approved.

Unless the competent authority prohibits the harvest, the harvest may take place. Only registered forest seed and plant farms may carry out the harvest. The forest owner or his representative is obliged to supervise the harvest, set up a collection point and keep a collection list. If the propagating material is to be moved from the assembly centre to the first consignee, a master certificate shall be issued by the competent authority. This accompanies the goods in the original.

Process flow

Forest owners with approved raw material for the production of forest reproductive material or registered forest seed and forest plant holdings receive personalized access to the digital harvest approval register upon request. The harvest can be registered via this.

  • Open the digital harvest approval register
  • Enter your personal username and password
  • Select Harvest menu item
  • Set a check mark behind the register unit to be harvested and execute the "Register harvest" action
  • Enter the required information in the computer masks of processing steps 1-4 in the digital harvest approval register and save the harvest process
     

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the State Office for Forest Reproductive Material in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development.

This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Requirements

  • The production of forest reproductive material is only permitted if the basic material has previously been approved in accordance with § 4 forstvermehrungsgutgesetz (FoVG).
  • The harvest can only register
    • the forest owner of those areas,
    • a person appointed by him or her
    • or a forest seed and forest plant business registered under the FoVG.

§ 4 Forest Propagation Material Act (FoVG)

Which documents are required?

Information on

  • the registration number of the source material to be harvested
  • the sub-areas to be harvested
  • the beginning of the harvest
  • the location of the collection point with exact location information
  • Name and telephone number of the collection point manager (who keeps the collection list)
  • about the supplier according to FoVG
  • the harvester according to FoVG
  • the first recipient according to FoVG
  • the harvesting process
  • Collective list according to the Annex to the FoDVD

What are the fees?

The harvest registration itself is free of charge.

If the harvest is carried out and the seed is sent from the collection point to the first recipient, a master certificate is required. For the issuance of the master certificate, fees are charged according to Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony (AllGO) in accordance with No. 95.4.2: depending on the time required, at least 12.00 euros and a maximum of 55.00 euros.

Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must register the harvest measure three working days before it begins.

Processing duration

Maximum 1 month

Applications / forms

Via personalized access to the harvest approval register

Harvest Approval Register

Appeal

An action may be brought against the decision before the competent administrative court within one month of notification.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.