THE Suva City Council will be cutting down landmark trees around Suva.
Council special administrator Chandu Umaria said those trees were 50, 60 and 100 years old.
"These trees were here way before me and it is about time that they should be cut down," Mr Umaria said.
His comment come in the wake of an incident on Monday evening where a baka tree at the Queen Elizabeth Drive fell on two cars.
"We are approaching the hurricane season and we need to cut down some old trees for the safety of the public," Mr Umaria said.
He said the council was concerned about the safety of the general public.
Some of the landmark trees he identified, many of which are about 100 years old, incude the ivi tree at the Vodafone Triangle, Sukuna Park, Thurston Gardens and along the Queen Elizabeth Drive.
Mr Umaria said some of those trees would be cut down if they were deemed a hazard.
However, the council will only proceed after an assessment by the Department of Forestry.
"This is why we need an expert on trees to tell us which tree needs to be cut down. We do not know the act of God. A tree can fall anytime because no one can predict it," Mr Umaria said.
He said about 10 landmark trees would be cut down by the council.
Questions sent to the Department of Forest remained unanswered when this edition went to press last night.