Cutting down palm-trees for a reason

Q: A Muslim has a garden of weak palm-trees that produce few dates and uselessly occupy space in the garden. When he wanted to cut them, people told him that it is prohibited to cut palm-trees or similar plants. Is this correct? Please, advise. May Allah guide you!

A: If the case is as has been mentioned, there will be no blame in cutting such palm-trees - In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.