Don’t chop them at the base and get like 5 wood for a y’all tree. Go up all the way to the highest wood, then chop down until the stump. Always leave the stump so it can grow back, esp. with trees that produce food, leave 4 wood blocks high.
here another tip you can make a pine tree grow past it’s limit by first planting it in any compost then after the tree is tall enough you need to chop two logs at the top of the tree this would therefore make the tree grow past its limit and I’m not sure how tall it can get.
Im also not sure if this is a glitch
You can also get as much sticks as possible before you cut the tree by shaving off all the leaves on the sides.