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Saplings can be broken using any tool, and will always drop itself.
The Fortune enchantment increases the rate to 6.25% (2.78% for Jungle leaves) at level I, 8.33% (3.125% for Jungle leaves) at level II, and 10% (4.17% for Jungle leaves) at level III.
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. Oak, birch, and (normal) spruce can also grow on farmland, and 2×2 trees only check for dirt or grass under the northwestern-most sapling. The sapling requires a light level of at least 9, and require a certain amount of space around the sapling, based on its 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, and to grow the tree without sufficient light.
Saplings have two growth stages (with no visible difference between them) before growing into trees. When a tree is to be grown, a height is chosen and then the ground and space are checked; if the ground is bad or there is not space for the chosen height, the tree will not grow.
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.|
|Blocks can be replaced with wood by growing dark oak saplings. If pre-existing parts of a dark oak tree exist, the tree may randomly grow downwards, replacing any block in the way with wood.|
|1.8||14w04a||Saplings are now flammable.|
|1.8.2||1.8.2-pre4||Blocks can no longer be replaced using dark oak saplings.|
|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.