Trees are the main source of wood in Minecraft, an important material that you will be using a lot in the game. Knowing how to grow a tree in Minecraft will allow you to get wood easily without having to travel far away. Also, trees don't regrow by themselves in the game so you have to grow tree by yourself to get more woods at some points. Growing different kinds of trees in your base is also a great way to decorate it.

In this article, we will show you how to grow trees in Minecraft in general as well as tips to grow certain types of trees for specific purposes.

Sapling Minecraft
Plant a sapling on the ground with light.

1. How to grow a tree in Minecraft

Trees in Minecraft don't grow from seed but they grow from saplings. Here we will show you the basic method for you to grow most trees in Minecraft. Follow the steps below to learn how to make trees grow in Minecraft.

Step 1: Get the sapling of the tree you want to grow

You can get saplings from existing trees. The best way to get saplings is by chopping down a tree. You can use an axe or your fist to break the wood blocks. Once all the wood is gone, the leaves on top will break and have a chance of dropping saplings.

Step 2: Plant your sapling

Choose a location with sunlight with free space to place a sapling. The sapling must be planted on dirt, podzol, or grass. You can also use alternate light sources such as torches and glowstones.

You also need to make sure there is no block directly above the sapling. Players need to be in a certain radius around the saplings for them to grow.

Step 3: Make trees grow faster

The sapling will grow bigger after a random amount of time, which normally takes from 1 day to 3 days. However, you can fertilize the sapling using bone meal to speed up the process. All fish mobs have a 5% to drop a bone meal so it should be easy to get if you have something like a fish farm.

If your tree takes too long to grow you want to check and see if there is anything blocking it.

2. How to grow a dark oak tree in Minecraft

The dark oak tree is a variant of the oak tree with a thick trunk. They can be found in the dark forest biome.

Dark Oak Tree Minecraft
You need 4 dark oak saplings to grow a dark oak tree.

Many Minecraft players don't know how to grow a dark oak tree in Minecraft but it is actually very simple. The process is similar to general rules of how to grow a tree in Minecraft, with specific requirements though.

To grow a dark oak tree in Minecraft, you need to plant 4 dark oak saplings in a 2x2 square. They will not grow if you plant dark oak saplings separately. There must be a 3×3 column of unobstructed space at least 7 blocks above the saplings.

Minecraft Dark Oak Sapling Not Growing
You need to plant 4 dark oak saplings in a 2x2 square.

The 4 dark oak saplings will grow into 1 big dark oak tree with a 2x2 trunk. Dark oak saplings often grow faster than most other trees.

3. How to grow a jungle tree in Minecraft

A jungle tree is a generated structure in the jungle biome. They can be short bushes or 30 block tall trees with vines.

To grow a jungle tree, players can plant a jungle sapling or 4 jungle saplings in a 2x2 square. Plating a single jungle sapling will result in a small jungle tree with no vine. 3×3 column of unobstructed space at least 5 blocks above the sapling.

Jungle Tree Minecraft
Jungle Tree in Minecraft can be found in the forest biome.

Planting 4 jungle saplings in a 2x2 square will result in a big jungle tree. You need to make sure that there are a 5×5 column of unobstructed space at least 11 blocks above the saplings to grow, including random leaf blocks, dirt blocks,... You can use bone meal on any of the saplings to make them grow faster. There must be a 3x3 area at the base level of the saplings.

4. How to grow a big tree in Minecraft

When you are trying to build a tree farm, you would want big trees to get more wood. If you use the usual method to grow a tree, the tree will likely have a normal size.

Big Tree Minecraft
It is very easy to grow a big tree in Minecraft.

However, there is one simple method that will cause your tree to almost always grow into a big tree. All you have to do is putting a semi-transparent block (glass, slab) diagonally adjacent above the sapling.

Note that this method won't work with birch trees since birch trees grown from saplings are always 5 to 7 blocks tall.

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