However... There was a ridiculous upgraded and Marblized variant of this...
1) Select the item in your inventory, and make the marker come up for placement.
2) Rotate your model until the red scanner is above the green/brown plate of a Tree.
3) Place it down.
4) Place a Resource Collector in front of the small spitting end of the machine next to the side. You will then get Wood cards. If you wish to automatically collect Plank cards instead, make sure that you place a Suspended Log Chipper below the spitter instead of the collector. It will collect the cards and convert them directly to Planks.