The new act, which was first decided upon in 2014, came into place upon the reppeal of the act from 1946.
New regulations will now control aerial fertilisation, tree felling, forst roads and afforestation.
The new Act also means that a new licence process for tree felling has been implemented. The new licences are applicable for up to ten years and can be extended by a further five if needed.
New regulations also state that once a licence is received prior to felling any trees, a person must serve seven days notice=.
It also offers a different ways in which trees may be felled, without a licence, in accordance with the act.
One of the major changes featured in this act is that all forest road applications and afforestation must also have a site notice. This is required to be kept for 5weeks after the application date.
It has been announced that an appeals committee will be set up as part of the griculture appeals office. This office will focus on appeals to licence applications, although a deadline of 28days after the date of rejection has been implemented.