I enjoy building my factories with the least amount of environmental impact -- call it a meta-game if you will. I find when using the chainsaw, it has a fairly large, 360 degree cutting arc that will very often annihilate a clump of trees when I really would prefer to be more precise.
1) Change chainsaw cutting to an 180 arc in front of the player rather than 360 degrees around the player.
2) or perhaps allow precision cutting with the Xeno-Basher
3) or provide a more precise Pruning Tool
4) or allow us to replant trees / bushes
Great game guys! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.