chopping down terrain placed trees

im building a survival game. now i want it that players are able to chop down trees (which have been placed with the terrain “place trees” tool)
i have searched for an answer but all i could find where some videos from 2012 which didnt work.
how can i make it that players can chop trees down?

You might want to take a look at this answer (and follow the links from there): How do you add/remove terrain trees during gameplay? - Questions & Answers - Unity Discussions

I’m gonna take a guess here and say that it’s probably better to have those trees placed in the hierarchy, instead of using terrain trees, due to performance reasons.

If anyone is looking for a script for this, I found one in the forums: