Is it illegal to cut down a tree in the woods ?Watch
In England at least (and maybe in other parts of the UK) you need to check if a tree is covered by a Tree Preservation Order before cutting it down even if the tree is on your property.
(Not sure if you can 'own' a tree independently of the land it stands on.)
So if a tree isn't covered by a prevention order then it's legal to cut it down ?
Of course, there may be other reasons why you can't cut it down -- like for example the fact that you don't own it/the land that it's on!
I cut down a big tree today using a basic hand saw, it was a tall tree and had quite some width, it really is a good feeling as you finish sawing then hear the tree crackle so loud and then collapse.
There are a lot more trees there that I want to cut down but I want to make sure it's legal first, there was nobody around today as I was cutting this tree down, but when I walked back to my car there was a police car just opposite, I thought I was going to have a panic attack, I had the saw hidden in a bag and luckily the police didn't approach me.
They were chatting with a lorry driver who'd parked there too sleep, not sure what they were chatting about
It wasn't exactly in the woods but along a thin path that spans a few miles long with threes on either side
So can anyone tell me if it's legal or not for me to cut down trees like this or am I an illegal logger ?
What so you just went to a forest, cut a tree down, and just left it there?!?! What do you need experience for, are you becoming a lumberjack?
He’ll also need to put on women’s clothing, suspenders and a bra.
Then he’ll be a lumberjack, and it’s ok.