Production of Christmas trees

The production of Christmas trees includes tree nursing and felling of existing forest trees intended for decoration or festivities.

Christmas trees may be grown or felled only by forest owners in their forests as per the decision in the administrative procedure issued to a forest owner by the Slovenia Forest Service. The decision determines guidelines and conditions for the production of decorative trees.

Prior to felling, a forest owner must visit its district forester of the Slovenia Forest Service and acquire a seal for tree marking. Seals must be applied before felling and transporting of trees from the forest.

A forest owner who sells Christmas trees from its own forest is not obliged to register prior to pursuing its activity, or to lodge an application with a competent forest inspection. Other vendors of Christmas trees must be registered to pursue this activity. If the felling of Christmas trees is carried out by a registered contractor of forest works, the contractor must lodge an application with the forest inspection prior to the first implementation of works.

Conditions and evidence

Legal basis

Responsible: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food | Last updated: 17. 09. 2015