I just got really annoyed (for lack of a better word) when I have to chop down a tree, just to receive the fruit on that tree. I was curious if they could impliment tree leaves being like bushes: you can collect the fruit on them with a right click. It is super frusterating to have to chop down a tree just to get some fruit, and then further replant it, when you could just pick the fruit off of the tree like in real life. I was thinking one fruit / leaf, as opposed to bushes where you get plenty of smaller fruits. You would still have to break the leaves to receive a sapling.
As for date palm, and banana trees, I'm not too sure.
Also, I saw that the great eagles were planned to be mobs. Personally, I think they should be a faction, and you would be able to ride them if you have enough alignment, like the fell beasts of Mordor. Though flying could be problematic, it would be quite cool.
But that's not very important. Tell me what you think! I just think this would be very helpful to those that own orchards, or brew drinks, make foods, etc.
I'm pretty sure the same thing was suggested recently, and someone said that it's a known no-go, I don't really get why it would be though. If bushes can have that mechanic, then why not fruit trees? I don't think it would cause immense amount of lag or anything either.