Giant Trees

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Giant Trees

Giant Trees is a plugin for adding procedurally generated giant trees to your world. Giant trees are generated in three ways:

  • Giant trees are grown in creative/survival mode by planting saplings and fertilizing with bone meal
  • Giant trees are summoned with a command
  • Giant trees naturally grow when new forested biomes spawn

sample giant tree

Planting Giant Trees

To plant a giant tree in creative/survival mode, perform the following steps:

  1. Flatten a 5x5 area of dirt
  2. Surround an emerald block with two rings of saplings
  3. Fertilize a sapling with a stack of 64 bone meal
  4. Stand back

The type of sapling fertilized will determine the species of giant tree that grows.

planting giant trees


To create a giant tree with a command, use the /tree-create or /gt command, followed by the name of the tree. Tree names are found in the plugin's data directory. For example, to summon a giant acacia tree, use the command

/gt tree.ACACIA

To edit the model for an existing tree, or create a new tree model, use the /tree-edit command. This command can only be used from the server console.

/tree-edit tree.ACACIA

Naturally Growing Trees

By default, Giant Trees will grow naturally in newly generated chunks in the default overworld (the world called "world"). To add giant trees to more worlds, increase the frequency of tree growth, or disable natural tree growth altogether, edit the plugin's config.yml.

Tree Species

For the beta the following species of trees can be summoned with the /gt command:

  • tree.ACACIA
  • tree.BIRCH
  • tree.DARK_OAK
  • tree.JUNGLE
  • tree.OAK
  • tree.SPRUCE

More tree species will be added in future releases.

Undoing Giant Trees

Trees summoned with the /gt command can be undone using WorldEdit's //undo command. This feature is automatically enabled if WorldEdit is installed.

Making Your Own Giant Tree Species

You can make your own species of giant tree. Start by using the /tree-edit command from the server console, giving it the name of the tree you want to edit or create. (For new trees, ignore the file not found error). As an alternative, you can double-click the Giant Trees plugin .jar file to start the visual tree editor.

editing a tree

Design your tree using the visual tree editor. When you are done, click save and exit the visual editor. To add roots to your tree, create another tree with the same name as your tree, with .root added to the end. For example, /tree-edit tree.ACACIA.root. Root trees are rendered upside down in the world and scaled to match their tree.

Is your new tree really awesome? If so, PM me the model and I'll include it in the next version of the plugin.


  • gianttrees.create - Allows the creation of a giant tree using the tree-create command.
  • gianttrees.grow - Allows a player to grow a giant tree by fertilizing a grid of saplings.

Source Code


This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system. the following information is collected and sent to unless opted out:

  • A unique identifier
  • The server's version of Java
  • Whether the server is in offline or online mode
  • Plugin's version
  • Server's version
  • OS version/name and architecture
  • core count for the CPU
  • Number of players online
  • Metrics version

Opting out of this service can be done by editing plugins/Plugin Metrics/config.yml and changing opt-out to true.

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  • Avatar of deltahat deltahat Jul 30, 2014 at 03:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @CloudeLecaw: Go

    I'll look into that.

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  • Avatar of deltahat deltahat Jul 30, 2014 at 03:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @Th3PotatoArmyHD: Go

    Yes. See the section marked "Permissions" above in the project description.

  • Avatar of Th3PotatoArmyHD Th3PotatoArmyHD Jul 30, 2014 at 02:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there permissions for this? So only a player with - tree.grow. is able to grow a big tree?

  • Avatar of CloudeLecaw CloudeLecaw Jul 30, 2014 at 00:58 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2287863>>

    Hiho. On Serverrestart GiantTrees tells me Worldedit is not installed and disabled the undop function.

    02:52:46 WARN]: [GiantTrees] WorldEdit not installed. Undo capability disabled.

    Maybe it not uptodate with Worldedit 5.6.3 (for CB 1.7.10)

  • Avatar of deltahat deltahat Jul 29, 2014 at 16:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @fuzyfeet: Go Mushrooms would be really hard, because they aren't shaped anything like trees.

    @789101112: Go Thanks!

  • Avatar of 789101112 789101112 Jul 29, 2014 at 14:18 UTC - 0 likes

    I wanted to compliment you on the plugin. Thanks for the undo. I especially appreciate how you've embedded a gui editor into it and it runs as a stand-alone app. great work!

  • Avatar of fuzyfeet fuzyfeet Jul 29, 2014 at 10:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Not sure if anyone has asked before but would you consider adding mushrooms to this?

  • Avatar of deltahat deltahat Jul 28, 2014 at 01:08 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2285188>>

    What operating system and version of Java are you running? javaw should be in your path along with java. If not, try reinstalling the latest Java.

  • Avatar of Rocologo Rocologo Jul 27, 2014 at 19:06 UTC - 0 likes

    I like this plugin!!! My trees are perfect when i use /gt tree.ACACIA (I have not ried to grow them)

    I tried to run "tree-edit help" in the console, but I got an error: "27.07 21:00:50 [Server] ERROR Error starting Arbario: Cannot run program "javaw": error=2, No such file or directory"

    But java is obviously installed on my server, since Craftbukkit is a java application. So how do I tell tree-edit where it find "javaw ?

    My second plugin: BukkitInventoryTools - Digital Lock, sort and stack inventories & Lock doors.

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  • Avatar of deltahat deltahat Jul 23, 2014 at 20:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @DiverseCraft: Go

    I've added 1.7.10 support and fixed trees being chopped off when naturally generating. Waiting for approval.


Date created
Aug 24, 2011
Last update
Jul 23, 2014
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GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
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