Cutting down harmful trees

A: There is no objection to cutting down or removing a tree causing harm, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Harm should neither be done nor reciprocated. However, if the tree is planted in a private possession, the permission of its owner must be sought before removing it. As for the harmful branches hanging down in others' possessions or on the road, there is no need to seek permission to remove them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.