Bush control activities/harvesting of trees and wood, anywhere in Namibia, is governed by the Forest Act and its Regulations. The Act also regulates activities which take place in classified
forests, namely State Forests, Forestry Management Areas and Community Forests as well as non-classified forest areas. This Act is administered by the Directorate
of Forestry (DoF) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF). The responsible office (DoF) is regulating the use of wood resources by administering the following permits: Harvesting Permits, Transport Permits and Export Permits. A Harvesting Permit is required for any tree cutting and/or harvesting of wood (bushes) in an area greater than 15 hectares per annum.