What is replacement planting?

In its decision on the permission to fell woody plants a nature protection body can set out that the applicant must carry out appropriate replacement planting, to compensate for the ecological damage which was caused by the felling. The nature protection body may also order the applicant to care for the woody plants for as long as is necessary to ensure their survival, at the most for a period of 5 years. The replacement planting does not have to be planted on the site where the trees or bushes were felled. An order for replacement planting may be made on any plot of land, but only with the prior agreement of the landowner. The replacement planting does not always have to include the same species or numbers of woody plants as those which were felled.