When cutting trees in Don't Starve I don't want to reach a point in the game where my world is terrible and flat, without any trees in it. I usually leave the stumps and use the pine cones to build a forest around my own camp (to protect it, and the pigmen in it)
What happens to the stumps left behind after cutting a tree? Does a tree eventually grow from those stumps, or should I dig out the tree and plant a new one instead? I know the latter is more efficient but it also leaves me with less pine cones.