Thankfully trees are easy to replant.
Been doing more track research. Seems I can skip burying torches altogether and just lay down a Detector rail on either side of the powered track.
"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things. But vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."