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[edit]Sapling
Oak Sapling.pngSpruce Sapling.pngBirch Sapling.pngJungle Sapling.pngAcacia Sapling.pngDark Oak Sapling.png
Oak SaplingSpruce SaplingBirch SaplingJungle SaplingAcacia SaplingDark Oak Sapling
Type

Plant

Physics

No

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

First appearances
Oak

Pre-classic rd-161348

Birch, Spruce

Beta 1.5

Jungle

1.2.1 (12w04a)

Acacia, Dark Oak

1.7.2 (13w43a)

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 06 hex: 6 bin: 110

Name

sapling

A sapling is an item that can be grown into trees.

Obtaining[edit]

Saplings can be broken using any tool, and will always drop itself.

Leaves[edit]

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.

Natural generation[edit]

Oak saplings have a chance of spawning in village blacksmith chests.

Usage[edit]

Saplings come in six varieties, those being oak, birch, spruce, jungle, acacia, and dark oak.

Fuel[edit]

A sapling can be used as fuel in a furnace. It smelts for 5 seconds, or half an operation.

Growing trees[edit]

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.

Breaking blocks[edit]

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.

Data values[edit]

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.

Block data[edit]

Bits Values
0x1
0x2
0x4
A three-bit field storing a value of 0 to 5 specifying the type of sapling:
  • 0:
    Oak Sapling
  • 1:
    Spruce Sapling
  • 2:
    Birch Sapling
  • 3:
    Jungle Sapling
  • 4:
    Acacia Sapling
  • 5:
    Dark Oak Sapling
0x8 Set if sapling is ready to grow into a tree.

Block state[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 stage
0 or 1 Specifies the sapling's growth stage.

 type
oak
Oak Sapling
spruce
Spruce Sapling
birch
Birch Sapling
jungle
Jungle Sapling
acacia
Acacia Sapling
dark_oak
Dark Oak Sapling

History[edit]

Pre-classic
rd-161348 SaplingClassic0.0.13a.png Saplings were added to the game.
Classic
0.0.11a SaplingClassic0.0.11a.png Changed texture.
0.0.13a SaplingClassic0.0.13a.png The texture was changed back to the original.
0.24_06 Saplings can grow into tree.
Indev
Sapling Indev.png Changed texture.
Infdev
April 20, 2010 Saplings can grow into fancy trees instead of the original pattern.
Beta
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.
Official release
1.2.1 12w04a Grid Oak Sapling.png 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.
Console Edition
TU1 Added oak saplings.
TU9 Added birch and spruce saplings.
TU12 Added jungle saplings.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added oak, birch and spruce saplings.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Sapling" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

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