- Main article: Orders
- Click Chop Wood then click one or more trees individually.
- Click Chop Wood then click and drag to select multiple trees.
Trees marked in this way are marked with yellow shears.
Trees, even if they have not achieved 40% growth, can be harvested by using Cut Plant instead of Chop Wood. Trees marked in this way are marked with a yellow machete.
Trees bear an amount of wood based on their growth.
Only colonists assigned the plant cutting job will chop down trees. A colonist may be directly ordered to chop down a marked tree. Select a colonist assigned to plant cutting, right-click a marked tree, click Prioritize cutting. The time it takes a colonist to chop down a tree it determined by their Plant Work Speed.