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Do others picking berries, fruits and flowers from your garden?

You do not have a right to have your apples, raspberries or hyldeblomster in peace, if your trees or shrubs grow from your garden and hang out over a public road, path or sidewalk. Do they do it, other namely the right to pick from them.

According to the Hegnsloven to planting to the street, road, path or place where other than you even must move, kept shelled and cut, so that branches or other not to the detriment of traffic flow, or prevents the vision.

It is the individual municipalities, that lays down the rules for how high your hedge or trees must be out to a public area. In most places you must make sure that the sidewalks and roads out of your grounds can be used in full width, and that the canopy or branches must not protrude down under 2,5-2,8 m above the pavement and 4.2-5 metres over the road.

please Check your municipality's website for exact details on what applies where you live.

Do you save the branches of the neighbor's tree?

you must pick flowers, berries and the like, that hangs out over the public lands, dating back from Christian 5.s Danish Law, which refers to a 'harmless nyttesret'.

it consists in The fact that the public has the right to acquire nature's fruits under certain circumstances – you have to pick so much as the hand that consumes and not on'.

you Must plant the tall trees in the gap to your neighbor?

If you are walking and see berries, fruits or flowers, which hang out over the road, and as you can get without going into private property or series of into the gap to the ground, you are allowed to pick what you can eat on the spot.

If you have a garden where your trees and shrubs grow wild in addition to distinction to your grounds, you may not hunt down passers-by away, if they pick something. As long as they do not stand in your because, they must take what they can reach of it, which hangs out over the gap.

If you want your berries, fruits, or flowers for yourself, you must make sure to prune your trees and shrubs, so they are not growing beyond your reason.

Do you cut the hedge to the neighbor, as you will?

Many housing associations or homeowners have common areas, where there are fruit trees or something, you might want to pick of. But even though these areas are made available to the public, they must be regarded as private.

It is up to the individual housing association or birmingham, that determines what rules of conduct that apply in the area. So you must not pick or collect anything here, without asking for permission.

You are allowed to pick berries, flowers, mushrooms, nuts, twigs and fruits in public forests and on public roads, paths, ditches, marshes, meadows, and beaches, if you can do it without that number over, or move into private fields or gardens.

But you can only take so much, as you can have 'in a hatfuld'. It will say that you can only collect in a limited manner and only for their own consumption. You must never sell it, you have collected - not, for example, if you pick flowers or branches and allow them to be included in a bouquet or decoration, you are selling on.

You must not take all the branches from bushes or trees or pluck flowers, plants or trees up by the roots. And you must be careful you do not damage nature or disturb the wildlife while you collect it, you do.

In addition, there may be specific rules of conduct for both public parks and more wild areas like Amager Fælled. Here there will often be signs where it says what you must or must not pick/collect.

How much do you collect in the forest?

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