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Applying for a tree felling permit for municipally protected trees

In the public and private sectors, the felling or pruning of a tree can be a violation of municipal tree protection.

The felling or pruning of a municipality-protected tree is only permitted under certain circumstances.

Process flow

  • As a rule, the application must be submitted in writing to the competent authority.
  • After the application has been submitted, an on-site inspection may take place
  • You will receive written permission

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city.


Prerequisites for felling or pruning can be:

  • the tree is sick and has largely lost its ecological functions
  • further maintenance represents an unreasonable expense for the owner.
  • there is a danger to persons or property

Which documents are required?

Ask the competent authority what documents you need to provide.

As a rule, the exact location, as well as information about the tree itself (species, size of the tree) must be added.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Tree pruning or felling may only take place after the permit has been obtained.

Legal basis

  • Municipal Tree Protection Statute

Technically approved by

Municipal framework service


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Samtgemeinde Nordhümmling
Address: Poststraße 13, 26897 Esterwegen
Address: Hauptstraße 87, 26903 Surwold
Telephone: 05955 200-0
Telephone: 04965 9131-0
Fax: 05955 200-20
Fax: 04965 9131-99
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)