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Sapling Icon.png

A sapling. From simple roots a tree will grow.

Saplings are dropped by Trees after they are cut down. Players can place them on dirt to regrow trees, provided there is enough space around and above the placed sapling.

In the player's inventory, the icon of the sapling shows the traits of the tree it will grow. The type and color of bark is shown on the left, while the type and color of leaves is shown on the right.

Saplings, unlike other crops, do not require either tilled or watered soil to grow. Once placed, saplings have two main growth stages, each one lasting anywhere from 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Therefore, the tree will be fully grown in 5 to 6 minutes.

As a sapling grows, the dome around it becomes more and more cracked. There must be enough room above the sapling to fully grow in height or the sapling will reset to its base size. The sapling will keep trying to grow until either it is successful or you remove it - it is then possible for a sapling to infinitely cycle between its base state and growth states, trying to make a full tree even though there is not enough space for the tree to grow.

IF THE TREE HAS NOT FULLY SPROUTED WITHIN 10 MINUTES, IT WILL NEVER DO SO. Zoning away and back to the grow location is sometimes needed for the changes to occur (observed when planting and standing near sapling for 15 minutes with no change, but immediate change upon zoning away and back).

Racial Descriptions

Apex Icon.png Apex : I can plant this to grow a tree.
Avian Icon.png Avian : I can grow a tree by planting this sapling.
Floran Icon.png Floran : Floran plant cute sssapling, grow big bad evil tree!
Glitch Icon.png Glitch : Wonder. Planting this sapling allows me to grow life.
Human Icon.png Human : This sapling will grow into a tree.
Hylotl Icon.png Hylotl : Such wondrous life, springing forth from the tiniest shoot. Sigh.
Novakid Icon.png Novakid : It'll grow into a big tree if I plant it.



File Details

Spawn Command /spawnitem sapling
File Name sapling.object
File Path assets\objects\generic\sapling