If you want to cut down, move or drastically prune one or more trees, in some municipalities you require an all-in-one permit for physical aspects to do so. You apply for the permit to your local authority or via the online service counter all-in-one permit for physical aspects (in Dutch).
No felling during breeding season
In most cases it is not allowed to fell trees during breeding season, even if you do have an all-in-one permit for physical aspects. The breeding season lasts from 15 March until 15 July. During this period it is forbidden to deliberately disturb birds, their eggs and nests or their deliberate destruction or damage.