Tree Saplings

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Apple Tree Sapling, Jungle Tree Sapling, Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling, Pine Tree Sapling, Acacia Tree Sapling, Aspen Tree Sapling
Jungle Sapling.png
Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling.png
Pine Sapling.png
Acacia Tree Sapling.png
Aspen Tree Sapling.png
A node in Minetest Game
Node Type Plant
Drops Itself
Physics No
Luminance No
Flammable Yes
Generated No
Renewable Yes
Stackable Yes (99)
Itemstring see table

This page is about tree saplings. For the bush saplings, see Bush Saplings.

Tree saplings are a group of blocks which grow into trees. They are dropped by leaf-type blocks with a chance of 1 in 20 for each leaf block. The tree sapling drop “replaces” the leaf block drop—you do not get the leaf block if you get a tree sapling.

All tree saplings can be can be placed on any block.


Tree saplings will, provided they are under sunlight and are on placed on any dirt or another block that supports growth, will grow into trees after a while. They instantly go from sapling to full tree, there are no intermediate growth stages.

Specifically, all saplings only grow on the following blocks:


There are different tree saplings, each tree sapling grows into a different species of tree.

Sapling type Itemstring Dropped from … Grows into …
Sapling.png Apple Tree Sapling default:sapling Leaves.png Apple Tree Leaves Tree.png Apple Tree
Jungle Sapling.png Jungle Tree Sapling default:junglesapling Jungle Leaves.png Jungle Tree Leaves Jungle Tree.png Jungle tree
Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling.png Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling default:emergent_jungle_sapling Nothing Jungle Tree.png Jungle tree
Pine Sapling.png Pine Tree Sapling default:pine_sapling Pine Needles.png Pine Tree Needles Pine Tree.png Pine tree
Acacia Tree Sapling.png Acacia Tree Sapling default:acacia_sapling Acacia Leaves.png Acacia Tree Leaves Acacia Tree.png Acacia tree
Aspen Tree Sapling.png Aspen Tree Sapling default:aspen_sapling Aspen Leaves.png Aspen Tree Leaves Aspen Tree.png Aspen tree

Apple Tree Sapling

Trees grown from these saplings have a 25% chance to bear apples.

Pine Tree Sapling

The pine tree sapling will grow into a pine tree. If dirt with snow, snow or a snow block was in a 3×3×3 area around the sapling, the pine tree will be covered with snow.

Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling

This sapling is like the regular jungle sapling, but it grows into a much larger jungle tree. It needs a space of 3×3 blocks on the ground in order to grow.

Other tree saplings

Trees grown from other saplings will be mostly the same every time.


Name Ingredients Input → Output
Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling Jungle Tree Saplings
Jungle Sapling.png
Jungle Sapling.png
Jungle Sapling.png
Jungle Sapling.png
Jungle Sapling.png
Jungle Sapling.png
Jungle Sapling.png
Jungle Sapling.png
Jungle Sapling.png
Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling.png

See also