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This is a continuation of the very popular but sadly inactive ChopTree plugin by Iso_1. This new version started as a copy of the old one, but has been updated to fit the newer API. I have done what I can to bring this excellent plugin back to life.

2.1+ UPDATE NOTICE: To clean up the code and make the plugin a little more efficient I have removed the .properties files and replaced them with .yml equivalents. Anyone using 2.0 or before will need to reset their settings (which can be done in game using the /choptree toggle {option} command).

What Is ChopTree

ChopTree is a simple plugin, that lets Trees act like cacti. (Chop the bottom block to pop the whole tree)

This plugin is originally coded by askmeaboutlo0m. (Iso_1) kept it updated up to the 1.0.1 Craftbukkit build and removed some errors. Since 1.2 the plugin is now managed by ellbristow.

Please give me feedback and make suggestions for any features you would like.

Video Review

Thanks go to the guys at OfficialK4G for their review of ChopTree2:


  • Lets trees act like cacti - remove a block and all blocks above are yieled too.
  • Alternatively you can make that log blocks move down one by one instead - no more climbing trees.
  • Option to pop Leaves when the tree pops (or to bring them down with the logs if using the move down feature)
  • Works with all 1.7 tree types (they all yeild their own wood and saplings).
  • Also works with "big" trees that have multiple branches - makes felling them a lot easier.
  • Restrict using this plugin to certain tools only.
  • Only works on trees, houses made of logs are safe!


  • Copy the .jar to your plugins folder
  • Restart your server/plugins
  • Edit the config.yml file to your liking (See the< Configuration > Page)
  • Restart again
  • Enjoy (Important step!)

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  • Avatar of dutchrastacraft dutchrastacraft Dec 05, 2014 at 22:19 UTC - 0 likes


  • Avatar of gkid117 gkid117 Nov 29, 2014 at 21:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @DanSpedey: Go

    I have already brought a 1.8 update for the spigot community where development will continue,

  • Avatar of DanSpedey DanSpedey Sep 28, 2014 at 16:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this plugin be ported to Sponge??


  • Avatar of Gwain96 Gwain96 Aug 21, 2014 at 03:35 UTC - 0 likes

    I want there to be an option where it slows down the chopping. For example- when you chop down a tree with 5 logs, make it take 5 times as long to chop that block, 10x as long for 10-block trees, etc. Like Treecapitator does.

  • Avatar of The_Iron_Tyrant The_Iron_Tyrant Aug 14, 2014 at 05:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I am using permissionsbukkit and have tried to set the proper permissions to allow players to cut down trees but it keeps telling me that I am not allowed to even though I am set as "owner" and I created the server. Help!

  • Avatar of bobhull517 bobhull517 Jul 20, 2014 at 21:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Is this hooked with worldguard?

    RuneMC Kingdoms is a W.I.P!

    Got loads of great ideas and just waiting for more! P.M. me if you have any "kingdom" themed or related ideas and I will see if I can implement them into my server, RuneMC Kingdoms! (RMC-K)

    Skill trees and classes need a little development as well, so I would love to get some ideas off of the community as well!

  • Avatar of croftcw croftcw Jun 23, 2014 at 23:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Chopping Big Trees using the log-by-log method in the config results in the funky looking logs. Please fix this ASAP. I am in a dire need of this being fixed.

  • Avatar of HiddenIsme HiddenIsme Jun 15, 2014 at 19:41 UTC - 0 likes

    This would be ultimately perfect if and only if I didnt have to set up freaking perms on a server with non for it. the config file very streight forward just that it requires perms for those who are not op.

    But I has a fix! Add this line in the plugin.yml (located in the "choptree2.jar"

    it makes it so that non ops cant use the commands to change anything but they can chop trees the good old ChopTree way!

  • Avatar of Pocketkid2 Pocketkid2 Jun 14, 2014 at 23:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this kill the durability of the axe?

  • Avatar of Ilan321 Ilan321 Apr 22, 2014 at 19:04 UTC - 0 likes

    The new big trees with horizontal logs now drop horizontal logs which are uncraftable. You can place them in the world and break them to get proper logs.


Date created
Apr 07, 2012
Last update
Dec 04, 2013
Development stage
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Recent files
  • R: v2.3.0 for 1.7.2 Dec 04, 2013
  • R: v2.2.2 for 1.5.2 Nov 23, 2012
  • R: v2.2.1 for CB 1.4.2-R0.2 Nov 04, 2012
  • R: v2.2.0 for CB 1.3.2-R0.1 Sep 06, 2012
  • R: v2.1.0 for 1.2.5 Apr 15, 2012