Cutting trees in the graveyard

Q: We have a cemetery in the neighborhood of Al-Qabil District where about (Part No. 9; Page No. 123) six or seven acacia trees were planted. The falling spines of these trees are scattered in great amounts all around the cemetery. We want to cut down these trees. We can only get rid of the scattered spines by burning, so please direct me to the right course of action concerning what should be done with these trees. May Allah protect you.

A: There is nothing wrong if these trees are cut down for the sake of removing harm. The removal process should be done by using cutting tools under the supervision of the municipality. Also, the spines should be removed in a safe way that would cause no harm to the graves.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.