For some reason I always feel hesitant to chop down all the forests around my capital right away, I always want to save some forest for later in case I want to build something extra fast. When do you higher level players start chopping down forests and do you save any? Do you start chopping after you've made necessary immediate improvements and not stop until all the forests in the BFC are gone at least? Also do you generally make an improvement or two and then just chop or do you choose to build a mine/farm/whatever to remove the forest that way? (clarification) Do you improve what needs to be improved, like corn, pigs w/e (up to the # of workable tiles under the early happy cap) and then start chopping away until there's no/few forests or do you improve the remaining tiles rather than just chopping the forests away.