Dynamic Trees Mod

Dynamic Trees overhauls trees, causing them to look more realistic. Over time, they can slowly grow, and will evolve with different branches. When a tree is cut down, it will also fall entirely, with real-looking physics.

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Tree Growth

From now on, trees in Minecraft will progressively grow over time. Starting as an Acorn rooted in the ground, you can watch them slowly mature into different sized trees. Planting a Sapling might not cause a Dynamic Tree to grow.

A Young Tree
A Young Tree

Instead, different items like Acorns, Spruce Cones, Jungle Pods, Acacia Seeds and Birch Catkins need to be planted instead. While they can be found naturally, different Saplings can be combined with a Bucket of Dirt to create these new items.

Trees also grow in more natural ways, with different sizes and shapes, especially when it comes to their branches. They’re even able to grow around obstacles. If a Seed falls from a tree, these have a chance of replanting themselves.

Other Tree Features

When chopping down a tree, they will have some realistic physics which causes them to fall down. Then, they’ll drop items like Logs and Seeds which can be replanted. Only the bottom block of a Dynamic Tree needs to be broken.

A Falling Tree
A Falling Tree

If a tree doesn’t have access to light, it can die. The branches will slowly wither away, reducing the overall size. Likewise, if there’s lots of rainfall, the growth of a tree can be increased. Branches can even be climbed like Ladders.

1.16.5 Add-Ons:

Some add-ons are available for Dynamic Trees. When installing these add-ons, functionality will be provided by both mods. For example, using the Biomes of Plenty add-on will cause all trees provided by the mod to be of a dynamic style.

Dynamic Trees Mod Download

1.13.2No Release
1.14.4No Release
1.15.2No Release
1.17.1No Release
1.19.2No Release

The links above will take you to the CurseForge page for the Dynamic Trees Mod. It’s recommended to only download mods from CurseForge, as they are vetted to ensure that they’re safe, and you’re also supporting mod developers.

How to Install

If you haven't already, make sure to install Forge for Minecraft. It's a simple process and takes just a few minutes. Once Forge is installed:
  1. Download the mod for your Minecraft Version. It will be a .JAR file.
  2. Take this file, and place it in the 'mods' folder of your Minecraft directory. If this folder doesn't exist, create it. The easiest way to access your Minecraft directory is opening the game, going to Resource Packs and pressing the 'Open Resource Pack Folder' button.
  3. Once it's inside the mods folder, run Minecraft with the Forge preset selected. The mod will be installed and can be played with in-game.