Milkwood removals

Under the National Forests Act of 1998 (Act No. 84 of 1998) cutting or pruning of white milkwoods (Sideroxylon inerme) requires a license, except if less than 25% of the crown is pruned, but not for the topping of such trees, and not for new development or redevelopment (exemptions published in Government Gazette no. 773 of 27 August 2007).

For a complete list of protected trees species under the National Forests Act of 1998 (Act 84 of 1998) click here.

If you want to cut or remove a protected tree please read and fulfill this application document. Additional notes that will help you complete the application form can be found here.