Description[edit | edit source]
Trees can be inspected by right-clicking on it and choosing Forestry -> Inspect a tree. This reveals the quality of a tree, and the amount and type of resources that can be harvested from it. Forestry is used to get branches or sprouts without any tool. Logging is used to peel a bark without any tool, and, if equipped with Primitive axe or Hatchet, to cut down the tree into a softwood or a hardwood log. Farming is used to gather up to 15 apples from Apple trees and 5 - 25 silkworm cocoons from Mulberry trees.
- Note: The quality of a planted tree is limited to your current Forestry skill level. Example: Planting a Q90 Oak Tree Sprout with a Forestry skill of 80, will result in a Q80 Oak Tree.
The amount of resources a tree contains depends on the quality, the state and the type of the tree. "Minor" trees (saplings, formerly called "ill") don't contain anything. "Medium" trees (formerly called "normal") contain approximately the half the resources of the fully grown "major" trees (formerly called "great"). Trees will grow over time. Logs from higher quality trees will provide more billets/boards/building logs than lower quality trees thanks to more durability (inspect a log to check its durability(*)). If you saw out a billet/board/building log, log durability decreases (in order) by 10/20/100. Logs gained from the lowest quality trees (< 33) will usually give only 0-1 building logs and should be used for boards or billets.
(*) inspecting a log will result in 2 numbers separated by a slash: Stones '/' "durability". From the "Stones" you can compute the number of billets, boards, and building logs that may be cut out. Durability is 5000 + 150 * Tree Quality, rounded down to the nearest 100.
Tree types[edit | edit source]
A Medium" tree will have approximately half these amounts. It also shows the durability of the log one gets from cutting down the tree (see information following the table).
|Tree||Type||Content (Quality 1 - 32)||Content (Quality 33 - 66)||Content (Quality 67 - 100)|
|Mulberry tree||Softwood tree||2||3||1||20||1||2||1||50||5||10||1||100|
|Apple tree||Softwood tree||3||5||1||40||2||4||1||100||10||20||2||200|
|Spruce tree||Softwood tree||3||5||1||40||2||4||1||100||10||20||2||200|
|Pine tree||Softwood tree||7||13||2||100||5||25||1||250||25||50||5||500|
|Hazel||Small hardwood tree||1||5||1||20||2||4||1||40||3||20||4||90|
|Birch tree||Small hardwood tree||3||5||1||64||4||7||1||160||16||32||4||320|
|Aspen tree||Small hardwood tree||5||10||1||80||4||8||1||200||20||40||4||400|
|Maple tree||Large hardwood tree||5||10||1||100||5||10||1||250||25||50||5||500|
|Elm tree||Large hardwood tree||10||20||2||160||8||16||2||400||40||80||8||800|
|Oak tree||Large hardwood tree||15||30||3||240||12||24||3||600||60||120||12||1200|
The log column in the table shows the expected durability of a log one will harvest from that type and quality of a major tree (half for medium trees and no logs from minor trees). Cutting up a log into lumber uses up the durability of a log, with building logs using 100, boards 20 and billets 10.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- The best types of trees for logs is pine for softwood or oak for hardwood.
- Harvest sprouts and replant trees you chop down. Massive building projects can quickly deforest an area, resulting in problems for future construction and crafting.
- Remember that major trees give twice the durability for logs as medium (trees will mature over time).
- Use 'Inspect a tree' to determine the exact quality of a tree.
- If you unlocked construction, use 'Inspect objects' to see the log's durability. This is especially useful if you only cut some wood out of a log and save the rest for later cutting.
- With a high durability log you might find it faster to just pick up the log and carry it to where you need the lumber rather than cutting it up where you cut down the tree making multiple trips to move the cut lumber. For a low durability log it might be faster to cut it up there and just carry the cut lumber especially if you have a horse to ride.
- REPLANT! When you find those high quality trees you should definitely consider collecting the sprouts and replanting the trees, even cutting down the poorer trees to make room to plant the better ones. You may also want to plant some close to where you are building.
- If you collect some of the forest soil with terraforming you can place some of it somewhere else and then plant a sprout there. This way you can create your own grove of trees wherever you like. Plant a stand of pines and oaks for lumber, or some apple trees for food, or mulberry trees for silk. Or just plant a few trees to landscape your village!
- Search trees with a high quality for better quality result. High quality trees appear larger and healthier with more foliage.
- If you find a very high quality tree, do not cut it down! Instead, use it as a renewable source of high quality Sprouts.
- You can use Branches to construct Wattle fences at the base of high quality trees, making them easier to find later.