Trees

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Natural Generation

There are many varieties of trees that spawn in the world including acacia, birch, kapok, maple, pine, and oak. Some of these trees can naturally spawn in massive variants, like the big oaks or the redwood forests (pine). Keep in mind that these large variants cannot be replanted, as they only spawn in naturally. Planting 2x2 saplings will not create bigger variants of the normal trees.

Propagation

Trees and bamboo are propagated by planting saplings. When placed on any soil, the sapling will take anywhere between 5 and 8 days to grow into a tree or bamboo. When trees/bamboo are harvested, saplings drop rarely. To acquire more saplings, break the leaves manually before cutting the tree/bamboo.

Special Cases

Some tree variants are spawned during world creation such as large kapok, and old kapok. These larger variants of trees cannot be regrown.

Tree Types

Tree Sapling Log Plank Optimal Space Requirements Average Sapling Yield Chance
Acacia Acacia Acacia Acacia Needs 6 or more blocks of space around.
Leaves tend to spread along a branch in one direction.
Flat treetop.
branchy leaves: 0.12
non branchy leaves: 0.05
Birch Birch Birch Birch About 2-3 blocks distance between saplings.
Bushy treetop or leaves starting directly one above ground.
branchy leaves: 0.05
non branchy leaves: 0.02
Kapok Kapok Kapok Kapok 4-5 blocks of distance between saplings.
Very bushy treetop.
branchy leaves: 0.05
non branchy leaves: 0.02
Maple Maple Maple Maple Needs 4-5 blocks distance between saplings.
Bushy treetop or leaves starting directly one above ground.
branchy leaves: 0.05
non branchy leaves: 0.02
Oak Oak Oak Oak About 5 blocks distance in each direction.
Very bushy treetop.
branchy leaves: 0.05
non branchy leaves: 0.02
Pine Pine Pine Pine Doesn't need a lot of space.
Minimum distance of even 1 block between saplings is enough.
branchy leaves: 0.12
non branchy leaves: 0.05
Bamboo Brown Bamboo Green Bamboo Bamboo Stakes Bamboo Plank Needs a bit of space per sapling,
with each growing into their own cluster of bamboo stakes.
At least about 3 blocks in each direction.
branchy leaves: 0.05
non branchy leaves: 0.02

Harvesting

When the player needs wood, trees are best harvested using an axe. See that page for more detail about using the axe.
When the player needs sticks or saplings, the foliage of the tree should be broken first. Breaking leaves with shears harvests foliage blocks in a 3 X 3 area. Shears in itself do not raise the drop probability for saplings, however they allow faster harvesting than breaking every block by hand. Keep in mind that felling the tree with an axe without prior de-leaving will lower the drop chances of saplings for the remaining foliage.

Usage

When harvested, trees drop logs, sticks, and saplings.

Fuel

All wood items can be used as fuel and logs will burn for different lengths of time, depending on the wood type.

Crafting

Logs can be converted into boards using a saw or firewood using an axe in the crafting grid.

Special Use Drops

Pine: Trees generate resin that can be harvested (right mouse button) and used as an essential component in Wood Lamellar Armor. Pine Trees are currently the only trees that yield this product.

Special Use Logs

Oak: When added to water is used to make tannin, an essential component in leather working. Oak logs are currently the only logs that can be used for this process.

Bamboo

Bamboo is a special subclass of tree. When harvested, bamboo drops bamboo stakes and saplings. Bamboo stakes may be crafted into bamboo planks. Both stakes and blocks can be burned as fuel in a firepit.

Bamboo Stakes Bamboo Plank
Grid Bundle of bamboo stakes.png Bamboo

Storage

Logs stack to 16 and can be transported in the player's inventory or stored in stationary containers, but may not be stacked on solid surfaces, (though log products including boards and firewood can be stacked on solid blocks). Saplings and stick stack to 64 and can be transported in the player's inventory or stored in stationary containers. Saplings may also be stored in flower pots or planters for base decoration.


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