Anybody that colonized the desert biome feel that the cactus is handy as a wood source, or should it be changed into something else? Should cactus stay as a wood source, or should we instead have desert trees for that type of stuff? Basically any desert tree would work, even 'this alien looking one' which is actually normal. I was low on wood related resources (lumber) that I had to convert cactus into lumber to build stuff, and I'm thankful they were around.
But what's your thoughts on cactus? If you have no opinions then I challenge you to colonize a desert biome by just making a house, some windows, and such using them. Make a farm, and then see what your priorities end up as.
I'm curious. Maybe as desert decoration, for cacti fruit named 'prickly pears' (like apple trees), medicine, and......... Yeah. Maybe food for animals, as well as a source of 'red' dye because of the insects that grow on them. Maybe Red51 has a plan because he implemented stuff which goes deeper than a simple Google search so that makes me curious what the future holds for cacti.
If unsure, or lost feel free to skim the wiki for the basics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cactus