Trees are what make up the forest, which can be distinguished by whether or not the background is populated with trees. If the background trees end somewhere nearby, then that area’s trees can be paid 1 coin each to be marked with an X, which will signal your workers to come cut it down. By deforesting this way, you can clear out more space for grass to grow and give you more options for places to build, but be careful, as deforesting certainly has its downsides. Not only will less deer spawn, and not only is it more dangerous for your builders the further you deforest from your kingdom, but you can also permanently destroy a vagrant camp or merchant’s hut by cutting down a tree that is directly next to it on either side, so it is highly reccomended that you deforest with caution.
Vagrant camps spawn a vagrant every 2 minutes, and can hold up to 2 vagrants at a time. As you get to further islands, vagrant camps become fewer and farther from your kingdom. Chopping down any tree directly next to a vagrant camp will permanently destroy it, so be careful!
The merchant’s hut is simply the place where the merchant goes to restock his mule. Chopping down any tree directly next to the merchant’s hut will permanently destroy it, and the merchant will leave soon after, so be careful! The merchant and merchant’s hut will only appear on the 1st and 2nd islands.
Coin chests are automatically opened when a monarch walks by, and will drop (12?) coins on the groud. The monarch can choose to keep the coins safe in the chest by always running past the chest instead of walking, which will keep it closed. Coin chests spawn in random locations out in the forest, but the number that spawn on each island is predetermined. Research is still needed on how many spawn on each island.
Gem chests are automatically opened when a monarch walks by, and will drop 2-3 gems on the ground. The monarch can choose to keep the gems safe in the chest by always running past the chest instead of walking, which will keep it closed. Gem chests spawn in random locations out in the forest, but the number that spawn on each island is predetermined, thus there is a limited amount of gems a player can obtain per save file. Therefore, one should be incredibly cautious about losing gems. Research is still needed on how many spawn on each island.
The fallen tree spawns on island 2, and is the only way to obtain a dog. It is a one-time use, so it is highly reccomended to not free the dog if you are not certain you can protect it. In order to free the dog, you simply need to stand next to the tree and DROP a coin onto it to break the tree.