Trimming a tree on the property of an apartment building

Q: I have a question regarding the trimming and cutting of trees. I live in an apartment building which has a few large trees on the property.

Is it advisable to significantly trim a large tree (which will decrease it's size significantly but alleviate the inconvenience caused by the tree to flat owners)?

Is it advisable to significantly trim a large tree (which will decrease it's size significantly in order to decrease maintenance costs associated with looking after the tree)?

Is it advisable to cut down a large tree to make way for additional parking?

Is it advisable to cut down a large tree in order to decrease maintenance costs?

A: It is permissible. If the tree belongs to the owners of the apartment building, then permission should be sought from them before trimming or cutting the tree.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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