How to make a tall tree in minecraft

How to Build Big Trees in Minecraft

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Larger versions of trees can look quite amazing and could add great elements to any building project. They also allow us to add a lot more details and recreate more specific tree species. However, their size can also be a disadvantage, as they could easily overshadow smaller buildings next to it.

In this guide I will only go through the steps I take to create a larger and huge tree, if you’re looking for ways to recreate a specific tree type, please refer to the guide on smaller trees and apply those same tactics on a larger scale, which is pretty much all there is to building larger trees.


As with smaller trees, I first start out with creating the trunk. However, due to the size of the tree, the trunk may need to vary in width, depending on the type of tree. Oaks will usually have thicker trunks, especially at the bottom, while pine trees will always be quite thin.

But no matter the type of tree, I tend to always start with a 2×2 thick trunk and make it any height I want. This acts as a great base from which we can work. I then start to add more layers (if required), while slowly increasing the thickness as I reach the bottom. I then check the overall structure and either add or take blocks away to make it all look better (and satisfy my OCD), after which I’ll proceed to the roots of the tree.


Almost all large trees will look better with roots, the only exceptions are trees which barely have any visible roots in real life, like pine trees. I start creatings roots by first laying out the overall shape and length of 1 root, in a long, curved shapes. I then make the trunks thicker near the tree and I might replace some of the ground blocks with wood blocks, to mimic roots going underground.

After the first root is done, I repeat the same process as many times as needed to cover the whole of the base of the tree.

I always create the roots before I create the branch structures, as the roots can sometimes make the tree look shorter, which can easily be fixed by adding a few blocks on top. But if you create the branches first, increasing the height of the tree will become significantly more difficult.


I often create only 4 branches, one on each corner of the 2×2 top. Adding more will often make it look messy and it’s difficult to keep logs separated, without making the branches look weird. I create the branches by pretty much stacking 2×2 squares of logs on the each others corners and sides. Some parts will be longer than 2×2 and other parts might be shorter, whatever makes the branches look realistic. I finish the branch by adding a (curved) line of logs, which is meant to mimic thin ends of real branches.

I repeat this 4 times, after which I’m pretty much done with the overall structure. I might change a few blocks if they’re annoying me too much, but as long as the tree looks somewhat like a real tree, I’ll be satisfied enough.


Leaves are placed in the same way as I place them on small versions. I begin by covering all the branches with a single layer of leaves, which then get a second layer on top of it. This will make the tree look quite good, though it’s rarely enough to make a good enough tree.

After the 2 layers, I begin to connect the branches in a circular shape, but not in a perfect circle of course, no real life tree grows its foliage in a perfect circle.

I also cover the bottom of the branches, where they meet the trunk, with more leaves to make everything look more rounded. After that I add many more leaves on top, in whichever shape I need, which usually depends on what type of tree I’m making or whether I’m going to put a statue on top of the tree.

Final Details

I’m usually done after I’ve placed all the leaves, but some trees look better with more details. Trunks and roots can look a lot better if you add some vines, though this largely depends on the type of tree you made.

I sometimes also add some logs on top of the leaves, to mimic branches sticking out from the foliage.

As I mentioned I sometimes add statues on top of trees, which can look amazingly epic when viewed from below. But huge trees are also perfect as platforms for housing, which is perfect for wood elf style and other forest dwelling creature style builds.

If you made a huge tree, building a huge mushroom on the trunk or roots could add a fun detail, especially if you’re creating a more magical style tree.

How to limit the Height of a Tree in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to limit the height of a tree with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, you can limit how tall the tree grows from a sapling. Let's explore how to do this.


Required Materials to Limit the Height a Tree

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to limit the height of a tree:

1 Birch Planks

1 Oak Sapling

1 Spruce Sapling

1 Birch Sapling

1 Jungle Sapling

1 Acacia Sapling

4 Dark Oak Saplings

64 Bone Meal

Steps to Limit the Height of a Tree

1. Place an Obstruction to set the Tree Height

Place blocks above where the tree will grow to create an obstruction. This obstruction sets the maximum height for the tree. In this example, we have placed birch planks as our obstruction, but you can use any type of block.

TIP: Don't make the obstruction too close to the ground or the tree won't grow at all.

2. Plant the Sapling

Below the birch planks, plant a sapling for the type of tree you wish to grow. The game control to plant the sapling depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the block.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the block.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the block.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the block.

In this example, we have planted a birch sapling.

3. Fertilize the Sapling

Fertilize the sapling with bone meal. It is important to note that it will take more bone meal than usual to fertilize the tree because the game must find a tree configuration that fits under the obstruction. The game control to use the bone meal depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the sapling.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the sapling.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the sapling.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the sapling.

Keep using bone meal until the full-grown tree appears. Once the tree appears, notice that the top of the tree has 1 air block between it and the obstruction.

Congratulations, you just learned how to limit the height of a tree in Minecraft.

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How to make a big tropical tree in minecraft

Trees often grow small and not very beautiful. In order to build a beautiful house on the peaks, we must first grow a large tree. Here's how.

A video in Russian that shows how you can grow large trees in Minecraft so that you can then build houses on them. We are talking about the houses on the top, which are shown, for example, in the article Treehouse - high above the ground, on green foliage, closer to the sky and the sun.

In this video Hordor minecrafter shows his way of growing tall trees. They are not fat, but tall.

How to grow big trees in Minecraft

In general, you can grow very tall trees in Minecraft by simply planting 4 seedlings side by side in a square shape. Spruces grow especially well, they turn out to be gigantic in size. Birches do not grow very willingly, and an ordinary oak grows at an average speed.

How to make thick trees

In Minecraft, you can plant many, many seedlings next to each other - they often sprout side by side. So I grew whole walls or solid thick baobabs (from birch) 10 by 10 blocks in size. Some sprouts in such thick trees, of course, do not germinate, but this is not fatal. A 10 by 10 thick tree is a lot of wood and a ready-made base for a house. Just need to gouge inside the room.

For thick trees, seedlings of different species can be taken. I often made them from birch. It turned out low, but sooooo thick baobabs.

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One tropical tree will grow from a tropical tree sapling, for this there must be enough light and free space around the sapling. For rapid growth, you can use bone meal.

If you plant 4 seedlings (2 by 2), you will grow a huge tropical tree.

Seedlings are suitable as fuel for the stove, but they burn out very quickly.

Tropical tree sapling

Tropical tree sapling, also called jungle sapling, is an ornamental block capable of growing into a large and solid tropical tree. The principle works: "one seedling - one tree." But the tree will only grow if there is good lighting and free space. If all this is available, but it is necessary to accelerate growth, then you will have to use bone meal, which is a good fertilizer in Minecraft.

You cut down a tree - the branches themselves fall (proverb).

A tropical tree sapling, like any other, is not possible to make in Minecraft. But you can find it, so that later you can plant it where you need it. If the wood of a tropical tree is needed all the time or you just like this type of tree, then a few pieces can be planted near the house, where it will not become a hindrance and an obstacle. Before doing this, you will have to examine the height, the ground and the space. A tree will not grow on bad soil, nor will it grow where the height is insufficient for it.

There are many ways to use wood in the game. As for the seedlings themselves, as another proverb says, “A tree is not friendly with fire,” tropical tree seedlings will fit as fuel for a stove, although their burning time is very short.

Do not take care of the shoots - not to see a tree (proverb).

There are not so many seedlings in Minecraft, but it will be enough to plant a whole forest or even forests:

Big tree: OAK - Projects

#one haraidon

Posted by 15.09.2013 - 20:11

Due to the numerous requests of the players, I am posting a step-by-step construction of large trees according to my method.

First, a small digression:
1) The project is complex. In "survival" can be almost impossible. And not because of the lack of resources, but because of the complexity of the "structure".
2) Before this, I gleaned something from other guides. Namely - the preparation of the trunk (the first step). The rest I figured out myself.
3) Downloadable files at the end of the guide
4) A must-read article "why leaves disappear": TYC!

Let's start the guide. It will be divided into 7 stages.


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The tree is ready!
You can use, decorate, modify it at your discretion.
If there is plenty of time, you can make the whole forest!
By the way, I'll probably throw a dozen of these trees into the access so that they can be poke on the map through MCedit.
A little later I will add here information on the construction of firs, pines and birches.
In principle, the difference is not very big - a thinner trunk and a slightly different arrangement and structure of the branches.

Archive with screenshots from the guide:

Save for minecraft 1.6.2. with tree from guide:

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#2 vantuz

Posted by 15.09.2013 - 21:03

Guides are cool! And also quality ones.

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#3 Zodiak69

Posted by 09/15/2013 - 22:51


    [*]Subject (links).
    [/list]There were even thoughts about inviting you to our server =) As a builder.

    Can you make guides for other things too? Well, except for the trees.

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#four haraidon

Posted by 15.09.2013 - 22:55

We even thought about inviting you to our server =) As a builder. Can you make guides for other things too? Well, except for the trees.

1) Thank you for the invitation and praise, but I have to refuse - Oyartar is waiting. I came up with trees for him, and there the guide has already matured. Yes, and a lot of work ... But, to be honest, I really want to survive in the winter biome... Solo. But this is for the new year. 2) For what, for example? Only without redstone - too much fuss. You can think about the furnishings of the premises, but after the city of Oyartar. I have just a dozen houses in the projects. There will be material from which it will be possible to make a guide.

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#5 Zodiak69

Posted by 15.09.2013 - 23:07

2) How, for example? Only without redstone - too much fuss.

No, just beautiful buildings. Well, for example, a large antique dam, along which lianas hang, in a couple of places it has holes from which water flows, cracked, mossy stones and so on ... Well, and huge, of course. The difficulty is that in the game the water level is 64 everywhere. Wooden manor; a palace on the edge of a cliff, which seems to soon collapse; a huge stone foot, with gilding still remaining in some places, a reminder of an incredible statue of bygone times. .. Well, things like that.

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#6 haraidon

Posted by 15.09.2013 - 23:10

There is something similar in Oyartar. When ready, I will lay out projects like the Cursed Tower. And how to build tolerable houses Alex painted well.

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#7 Setap

Posted by 16.09.2013 - 12:00

Very good! I'm waiting for more guides

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#eight haraidon

Posted by 09/18/2013 - 08:39

Who managed to build the thread? We brag about screenshots. Want to know if the guide is successful? =)

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#9 Vitalik333

Posted by 05. 10.2013 - 13:26

yes the guide was very helpful thanks to the author.
P.S here are the screenshots

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#ten Unfiny

Posted by 05.10.2013 - 20:42

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An interesting idea, I'll think about how to do this in the third video with survival maps

*Unfine's let's build series* - my YouTube channel

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#eleven UltraMiner95

Posted by 07.11.2013 - 19:34

Thank you. Made a video version. Oak turned out, oddly enough =))

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#12 Pyroxyllin

Posted by 30. 11.2013 - 01:04

IMHO, an explanation of how to make vertical roots would not hurt. When a tree stands on the edge of a cliff, for example, and the roots cling to the walls of the rock. No matter how hard I try, it doesn't come out right.

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#13 Unfiny

Posted by 07.12.2013 - 11:54

Here is my example, not OAK, but still

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*Unfine's let's build series* - my YouTube channel

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#fourteen MrCat Kotofey

Posted by 25.03.2015 - 20:50

I have just a dozen of houses in the projects. There will be material from which it will be possible to make a guide.

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