Tree

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Description[edit | edit source]

A tree may provide logs and renewable resources such as bark, branches, sprouts, apples and silkworm cocoons. Logs can be cut into building logs, boards, and billets.

Trees can be inspected by right-clicking on it and choosing Inspect to reveal the quality of the tree, and the amount and type of resources that can be harvested from it. The quality of the resource will be the same as the quality of the tree, but is limited by its associated skill. Artisan is used to collect bark, Nature's Lore is used to collect branches, and Forestry is used to collect sprouts. These do not require any tool. The quality of the spout is limited by your Forestry skill, though luck has a chance of giving you a higher quality sprout. Farming is used to gather up to 5 - 25 silkworm cocoons from Mulberry trees. Nature's Lore is used to gather up to 15 apples from Apple trees.

You can chop down a tree if equipped with Primitive axe or Hatchet into a softwood or a hardwood log. Chopping down a tree uses the Artisan skill but does not limit the quality of the resulting log which is always the same quality as the tree regardless of skill.

To plant a sprout you need Forestry on level 30 or higher for softwood trees, 60 or higher for small hardwood trees and 90 or higher for large hardwood trees.

  • Note: The quality of a planted tree is limited to your current Forestry skill level. Example: Planting a 100 quality Oak Tree Sprout with a Forestry skill of 90, will result in a 90 quality Oak Tree.

The amount of resources a tree contains depends on the quality, the growth state and the type of the tree. "Minor" trees (saplings, formerly called "ill") don't contain anything. "Medium" trees (formerly called "normal") contain approximately half the resources of the fully grown "Mature" trees (formerly called "great" or "major"). Trees will grow over time. Logs from higher quality trees will provide more billets/boards/building logs than lower quality trees (inspect a log to check the amount of wood). Sawing out a billet will decrease the amount of wood 10, a board by 20, and a building log by 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. The quality of a Tree can be visually identified by the amount of leaves it has. The more leaves shown on the branches, the higher quality the tree typically is. Higher quality and mature trees also tend to have thicker, straighter trunks as well.

Tree types[edit | edit source]

NOTE: The following table shows the amount of bark, branches and sprouts one can get from a "mature" fully grown tree. (The table seems to be outdated or for Your Own version only. I cut down quality 50 medium Birch tree and only got 50 durability on the log in MMO version of the game. )

A Medium tree will have approximately half these amounts. It also shows the amount of wood in the log one gets from cutting down the tree (see information following the table).

Tree Type Content (Quality 1 - 32) Content (Quality 33 - 65) Content (Quality 66 - 100)
Bark Branches Sprouts Log Bark Branches Sprouts Log Bark Branches Sprouts Log
Juniper Softwood tree 0 5 1 20 1 4 1 40 2 2 1 90
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 8 10 2 200
Spruce tree Softwood tree 3 5 1 40 2 4 1 100 8 12 4 200
Aspen tree Softwood tree 5 10 1 80 4 8 1 200 9 11 4 400
Pine tree Amberwood tree 7 13 2 100 5 25 1 250 20 20 5 500
Hazel Small hardwood tree 1 5 1 20 2 4 1 40 3 3 4 90
Birch tree Small hardwood tree 3 5 1 70 4 7 1 160 10 14 4 320
Maple tree Large Whitewood tree 5 10 1 100 5 10 1 250 14 22 5 500
Elm tree Large hardwood tree 10 20 2 160 8 16 2 400 16 20 8 800
Oak tree Large hardwood tree 15 30 3 240 12 24 3 600 30 28 8 1200

The log column in the table shows the expected amount of wood in a log one will harvest from that type and quality of a mature tree (half for medium trees and no logs from minor trees). Cutting up a log into lumber uses up some of the wood of a log, with building logs using 100, boards 20 and billets 10.

This means a 66 to 100 quality mature Oak tree produces a 1200 log which can be cut into 12 building logs or 60 boards or 120 billets or some combination of these.

Growth[edit | edit source]

See: https://lifeisfeudal.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/213838325-Forest-mechanics

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The trees which yield the largest amount of wood are pine for softwood or oak for hardwood.
  • Pine trees and Maple trees can only be planted in their respective regions.
  • 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 mature trees give twice the wood as medium (trees will mature over time).
  • Use Inspect to determine the exact quality of a tree.
  • Use Inspect on a log to see the amount of wood left. This is especially useful if you only cut some wood out of a log and save the rest for later cutting.
    • With a log with high amount of wood 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 amount log it might be faster to cut it up there and just carry the cut lumber especially if you have a horse to ride.
  • The tree logs can be loaded onto a horse cart and will take up 2 of the available 12 slots in the cart, regardless of the type of log or the amount of wood. This is in addition to the horse cart's normal inventory, so you could fill the cart with cut building logs, boards, and/or billets, and still load 6 uncut logs in the cart.
  • 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.