Rights of Plants & Trees

Islam permits benefiting from the fruits of trees but forbids cutting them or breaking their branches without a genuine reason. On the contrary, Islam commands to preserve trees and encourages any reproduction process or activities which help in growing more trees. Allah's Messenger said,

If the Hour [of the Last Day] took place while one of you is holding a palm-tree seedling [to plant in the dirt], then if he can plant it before standing up, he should do it.
Musnad Ahmad, Hadith no. 12901.

Islam considers planting of useful plants and beneficial trees as charity for which a Muslim is rewarded. Allah's Messenger said:

Never a Muslim plants something or cultivates it, of which birds, human beings or animals eat, but a reward is given to him for this charity.