First afforestation; application for a permit

The afforestation of land not previously used for forestry purposes with forest trees is an initial afforestation. This requires a permit, as does the planting of ornamental brushwood and Christmas tree cultures as well as short rotation plantations.


Special notes

Consulting and funding

The first afforestation with stable, climate-tolerant mixed stands is financially supported by the Free State of Bavaria within the framework of the Forestry Support Program 2020. The foresters of the Bavarian Forestry Administration will be happy to advise you on questions of initial afforestation, such as legal issues, application, tree species selection and funding opportunities (to the forester finder).


If no other time limits are specified, the permit expires if the execution of the project has not commenced within five years of its issue or has been interrupted for five years (Art. 16a para. 1 BayWaldG).

The 5-year period can be extended by up to three years if the application is received by the lower forestry authority (AELF) before the permit expires (Art. 16a para. 2 BayWaldG).


Administrative court proceedings; information

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