Forest

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Forest
Forest.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Very common

Temperature

0.7

Blocks


Grass Block


Oak Log


Oak Leaves


Birch Log


Birch Leaves


Rose Bush


Lilac


Peony

Data value

dec: 4 hex: 4 bin: 100

Biome ID
forest

The Forest biome is a common lush biome. It has a total of three variations, and is among the first biomes added to the game.

Description[edit]

The forest biome has a large number of oak and birch trees across its mildly hilly terrain. Lilacs, rose bushes, and peonies can also be found alongside the usual dandelions and poppies. The trees generate densely, but not normally dense enough to allow hostile mob spawning during daylight like the related dark forest biome. Wolves rarely spawn in forests, making this the only other biome aside from taigas where wolves can spawn. Lakes generate relatively frequently, and lava lakes that generate in forests can cause wide-spreading fires due to the density of flammable trees. Forests can generate in patches within other biomes, usually plains; these patches are typically only a couple hundred blocks in size, making forests potentially some of the smallest biomes. Forest is the most common biome in Minecraft.

Forests are one of the most preferred biomes for beginners, as they serve as an abundant source of wood and don't have too many dangers aside from the usual hostile mobs. Tamed wolves can help fight against hostile mobs, making them especially useful for when players lack resources for armor. The density of the trees, however, can lead to obstructed night vision and can get a beginner lost very quickly.

Variants[edit]

The main forest biome has two additional variants, for a total of three different forest biomes, excluding Dark Forests, Birch Forests and their variants.

Wooded Hills[edit]


Wooded Hills
Wooded Hills.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Very common

Temperature

0.7

Blocks


Grass Block


Oak Log


Oak Leaves


Birch Log


Birch Leaves


Rose Bush


Lilac


Peony

Data value

dec: 12 hex: C bin: 1100

Biome ID
wooded_hills

Wooded Hills (known as ForestHills before 1.13) variants are similar to normal forests, though the terrain is hillier and generally more erratic, making it less suitable for shelter. Wolves may still spawn in the hills.

Flower Forest[edit]


Flower Forest
Flower Forest.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Common

Temperature

0.7

Blocks


Grass Block


Oak Log


Oak Leaves


Birch Log


Birch Leaves


Allium

Various other flowers

Data value

dec: 132 hex: 84 bin: 10000100

Biome ID
flower_forest

The Flower Forest variant has less trees than the regular forest, but boasts countless numbers of flowers across its landscape. Every type of flower, except for sunflowers and blue orchids, generates in the flower forest; in fact, allium flowers may only generate here. The vast numbers of flowers makes this variant an excellent source of dye. The terrain here is more erratic and mountainous than the regular forest, comparable to the wooded hills. Wolves do not spawn here, but rabbits can.

History[edit]

Alpha
v1.2.0 ? Added true biomes, including forests and several variants.
Official release
1.3.1 ? Hills in forests are made taller.
1.7.2 13w36a Flower forests added, along with many other biomes.
1.13 18w16a Cleaned up several biome names, mainly by adding missing spaces and changing "Biome M" for "Mutated Biome".
18w19a Names of several biomes are changed. The exact name changes are listed here.
pre5 Changed several biome IDs, mostly to comply with their names, listed here.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added biomes, including forests.
0.9.0 build 1 Added flower forests, along with many other biomes.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5 CU1 1.00 Patch 1 Removed some forest variants from the base game.
TU14 1.04 Hills in forests are made taller.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Added flower forests, along with many other biomes.

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See also[edit]

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