*As a* quality assurance manager,
*I want* the report setup "Traceability Tree (custom hierarchy)" to allow me filtering issues at all hierarchy levels
*in order to* exclude issues that need to be preserved but have been tagged as not needed for traceability from the report output.
h3. Supplemental information:
* "tagging as not needed for traceability" may be done by e.g. the issue status, by resolution, or by setting a label
* for the highest level user wants to be able to configure additional filter criteria to be able to select the desired root elements (e.g. "features")