Tree Felling

Please note: The information provided below is a limited selection of the information available relating to this topic. You can find more information, publications and forms relating to this area on the main Department website here.

Felling Landowners are required under the Forestry Act, 1946, to give notice of intention to fell trees, following which prohibition orders are normally served. These remain in force pending the issue of a Limited Felling License, which can include environmental and replanting conditions. General Felling Licenses are normally granted to large estates where a management programme is in place, or in respect of lands to facilitate new planting, or for silvicultural thinnings.

This Section is therefore responsible for;


Further information about tree felling is available on our main website here or by contacting:

Felling Section,
Forest Service,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Johnstown Castle Estate,
Co. Wexford.
Tel: 053 916 0170