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Saplings can be broken using any tool, and will always drop itself.
When leaves are broken by any tool except shears, they will have a 5% chance of dropping a sapling. Jungle leaves instead have a 2.5% chance of dropping a sapling.
Oak saplings have a chance of spawning in village blacksmith chests.
Saplings come in six varieties, those being oak, birch, spruce, jungle, acacia, and dark oak.
A sapling can be used as fuel in a furnace. It smelts for 5 seconds, or half an operation.
- See also: Tree
Saplings can grow into trees when placed on dirt, podzol or a grass block. The sapling requires a light level of at least 9, and require a certain amount of space around the sapling, based on it's type:
- Oak needs at least 5 spaces above
- Birch needs at least 6 spaces above
- Spruce needs at least 7 spaces above when placing a single sapling
- Giant spruce needs at least 16 spaces above when placed in a 2×2 square
- Jungle needs at least 7 spaces above when placing a single sapling
- Giant jungle needs at least 13 spaces above when placed in a 2×2 square
- Acacia needs at least 7 spaces above
- Dark Oak needs at least 7 spaces above and must be placed in a 2×2 square
Bone meal can be used to speed up the growth of the sapling. It takes 2–4 uses of bone meal to grow a tree. If there is not enough space, the sapling will not grow.
Dark oak saplings may grow downwards if there are parts of a previously grown dark oak trees above. When they grow downwards, it will replace any blocks that are in the way including normally unbreakable blocks like bedrock. This mechanic is a little inconsistent, and is likely to be patched in the future.
A sapling has the ID name
minecraft:sapling and is further defined by its block data. A sapling also has a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.
|A three-bit field storing a value of 0 to 5 specifying the type of sapling:
|0x8||Set if sapling is ready to grow into a tree.|
- See also: Block states
||Specifies the sapling's growth stage.|
Dark Oak Sapling
|rd-161348||Saplings were added to the game.|
|0.0.13a||The texture was changed back to the original.|
|0.24_06||Saplings can grow into tree.|
|April 20, 2010||Saplings can grow into fancy trees instead of the original pattern.|
|1.5||Added Birch and Spruce saplings. Before, trees only dropped oak saplings, regardless of the tree.|
|Saplings can now be used as fuel in furnaces.|
|When the game was updated, all planted saplings were randomly turned into a birch or spruce sapling.|
|1.2.1||12w04a||Changed texture of oak saplings.|
|Added Jungle saplings.|
|1.3.1||12w17a||Saplings now have names based on their type of tree.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Added the ability to place saplings in flower pots.|
|1.7.2||13w43a||Added Acacia and Roofed Oak saplings.|
|1.7-pre||Renamed Roofed Oak to Dark Oak.|
|1.8||14w04a||Saplings are now flammable.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.3.2||Added oak, birch and spruce saplings.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added jungle, acacia and dark oak saplings.|
|TU1||Added oak saplings.|
|TU9||Added birch and spruce saplings.|
|TU12||Added jungle saplings.|
|0.1.1||Added oak, birch and spruce saplings.|
Issues relating to "Sapling" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- If the player stands on the same block as a placed sapling, the tree will still grow over the player, which will cause suffocation as it pushed the player out of the block.
- Saplings can grow without the required amount of light if bone meal is used.
- Birch Sapling is a mirrored and reversed-colored version of Oak Sapling.