Trees in Minecraft: The Beginners Guide
When it comes to trees in Minecraft, people always try to disregard them. But in fact, trees are the most common and important aspect of the whole game.
Without trees, Minecraft would be doomed without them, and we will explain why in our beginners guide about trees in Minecraft.
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Different variations of trees in Minecraft
Minecraft has 13 different types of trees, which have their own height specifics, types of leaves, and most important biome locations.
Oak trees are the most common type seen in Minecraft. They have a wide range of variety, which grows over 20 blocks, and drop apples once their leaves get broken.
When searching for oak trees, they can be found in all biomes, including plains, swamps, oak forests, rivers, wooded badlands, and mountain biomes.
Spruce trees are another very common tree variant, which can be found in almost every biome. A spruce tree can also appear as giant spruce in some biomes.
Their mega variants can also be found in some biomes and appear higher than in jungle trees.
3. Dark Oak
The dark oak is one of the few rare trees in Minecraft, which can be found growing 2×2 wide, but not very tall.
As an opposite to their thick variation, the 1×1 thick dark oak trees are often found in woodland mansions.
Dark oak’s don’t have saplings, and can only be found in roofed forest biomes mainly.
Birch trees can be seen in two different variations, tall and regular, but both have a unique zebra stripe design. Aside from their white and dark color mix, their leaves are brighter than other trees.
The uniqueness of the tall birch trees is that they can be found only in tall birch forests.
Jungle trees are a very rare type of tree in Minecraft, found only in the jungle biome. They are tall in size and can be found growing over 30 blocks tall.
The jungle tee is always found in thick variants and is used for growing cocoa, or collecting vines from them.
Azalea trees are counted as the rarest tree in Minecraft, found only in the lush caves biome.
They usually spawn in the empty spaces in the lush caves, along with lush flowers and bushes, which can be used for design purposes.
Even though Azalea trees are rare, they still drop azalea saplings, that can be grown with bone meal.
Acacia trees can only be found in the savanna biome, growing diagonally, and are counted as one of the few rare trees.
They have a unique grey color, with orange mid, and can also be seen with grown vines.
8. Cherry Blossom
Cherry blossom trees are another biome-specific tree, found in the cherry grove biome. This type of tree has small cherry blossom flowers, obtainable with the whole bush, and used for decorative purposes.
The unique thing about cherry blossom trees is the falling particles of flowers, which are specific to this tree only.
Mangrove trees can only be found in the mangrove swamps, where frogs spawn. They are grown with muddy mangrove dirt, which is biome specific.
A unique thing about mangrove trees is their red-orange color found deep in the deep part.
Mangrove trees drop their specific saplings and do not require special soil to be grown. Once the tree has been grown, its dirt will become mangrove root, which is darker than usual soil.
10. Crimson Tree
The Crimson tree is a special variant of a tree, grown in the nether realm. It can only be seen in the crimson biome and has a special bloody red color with vines.
To grow yourself a crimson tree, you will need to have crimson fungus, and bone meal, placed in the nether soil.
While growing your crimson tree, you may see some crimson roots growing out from the ground, which is a biome-specific decorative item.
11. Warped Tree
The warped tree is a special nether realm tree, which has a maroon color and can be found on special lands.
Warped fungus is surrounded by climbable vines, and can be grown with bone meal. To grow one you will need warped fungi.
12. Huge Mushroom
Mushroom trees are not a tree, which drops saplings or seeds, instead, they drop mushrooms when destroyed with a non-silk touch pickaxe.
They can be found in most biomes such as mushroom fields, dark forests, and swamps.
Mushrooms do not have leaves or branches. Instead, they grow mushroom stems, which do not decay like the other trees mentioned.
13. Chorus Flower
The chorus plant is another world-specific plant, which can be found only in the nether and can grow more than 10 blocks tall. The chorus flower can be grown on end stone and grows in multiple branches.
Destroying a chorus tree will not drop any flowers, but instead chorus flower, which is replantable.
Aside from other trees, chorus plants cannot be grown with bone meal, and do not need a specific light level to grow.
Destroying the root of the tree will completely destroy its branches while destroying the fruits on top will keep the tree whole.
Specifics about trees in Minecraft
Every tree in Minecraft has a specific biome(s) where it can be seen growing, and certain heights they achieve. While almost every tree can be acquired as a sapling, it can only be seen as fully grown.
In Minecraft, trees have two forms only, which are sapling form and fully grown.
Height and biome for all trees in Minecraft
As mentioned before, each tree is very specific, and we have enlisted everything you need to know about the trees in Minecraft.
|Regular Oak||All||7 blocks|
|Big Oak||All||10 blocks|
|Regular Spruce||All||10 blocks|
|Big Spruce||All||30 blocks|
|Dark Oak||All||9 blocks|
|Birch||Birch Forest||8 blocks|
|Regular Jungle||Jungle||26 blocks|
|Big Jungle||Jungle||32 blocks|
|Azalea||Lush caves||9 blocks|
|Cherry Blossom||Grove||9 blocks|
|Crimson||Crimson (Nether)||27 blocks|
|Warped||Warped (Nether)||27 blocks|
|Chorus||Highlands (End)||22 blocks|
What sapling does every tree drop
To plant a tree in Minecraft, you will need to acquire its sapling. However, not every tree has its sapling, and to make things easier for you, we have outlined which trees drop a sapling.
|Dark oak||Dark oak sapling|
|Cherry blossom||Cherry blossom sapling|
|Chorus plant||Chorus flower|
Stripped variants of trees in Minecraft
All trees in Minecraft can be stripped naked, removing their wood lines, by using an axe and the action button.
The only trees that cannot be stripped are mushrooms, and chorus plants.
What are trees used for in Minecraft
After learning all the specifics about the trees in Minecraft, you may be wondering what are their uses. Since trees are the main item for progressing ahead, they are used for various activities such as:
- Creating beginner tools
The main purpose of acquiring wood is crafting. Almost every item in Minecraft requires at least one piece of wood in its recipe, making it one of the most important items.
Trees can also be converted into charcoal, which can be turned into torches before finding coal in the mines.
Another use that they have is for creating your first tools. Every player needs at least a wooden pickaxe to get stones and progress further in making diamond tools.
And since trees are a very important item, most professional players create tree farms, where limiting tree height is important, for a faster wood collection.
However, others prefer to acquire saplings and create custom trees or use them for decorative purposes, which is an activity that has nothing to do with completing the game’s objectives.
Now that you understand everything about each type and how to grow trees in Minecraft, the next important step is to learn to utilize wood, as it has many purposes.
One of their biggest uses is for making beds to point your spawn point if moving from one location to another is of huge importance.
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