- Agricultural hedgerow removal
- Conservation area - management plans
- Conservation areas
- Historic sites and monuments
- Landscape and nature conservation grant
- Listed buildings
- Townscape Heritage Initiative
- Tree management
- Tree preservation orders
- Tree works - applying for consent
- Trees in private ownership - FAQ's
Forest and woodland management
Today Flintshire has approximately 2729 ha of broadleaved woodland and approximately 772 ha of coniferous forests. Flintshire County Council in partnership with the Forestry Commission and other organisations ensure that existing woodlands are safeguarded and managed in a sustainable manner and that landowners are encouraged to plant new native woodlands which are in keeping with their setting.
Coed Cymru is a partnership organisation partly funded by Flintshire County Council which assists landowners in the planting and sustainable management of small woodlands to benefit the rural economy and biodiversity.
Coed Cymru is also concerned with adding value to timber at source to increase income and finding out more innovative ways of using woodland products. Visit Coed Cymru's website (new window) for further information.
Woodland owners looking for help, advice, training or grant aid will find many of the organisations listed in the document below useful.
Forestry Commission Wales
Forestry Commission Wales acts as the Welsh Assembly Government's Department of Forestry. It is responsible for the protection and expansion of forests and woodlands in Wales.
The Forestry Commission possess general powers under the Forestry Act 1967 which restrict the volume of timber which can be felled. If you are intending to fell several large trees or a significant number of small trees you should obtain advice from a forester or contact the Forestry Commission directly as you may be required to submit a Felling Licence application. If you carry out work in contravention of the Forestry Act you may be prosecuted and have to replant the trees. Further information is available on the Forestry Commission website (new window)
Better Woodlands for Wales is the new Forestry Commission Wales grant scheme designed to deliver the Welsh Assembly Government Woodland Strategy. Further information is available on the Forestry Commission for Wales website.
The Council’s Coed Cymru Officer can offer advice and help prepare Grant Scheme applications made to the Forestry Commission.
If you require further advice or information please contact the Coed Cymru Officer in the Environment and Conservation section. Telephone 01352 703261 or submit an enquiry online (will open an e-form).