This plugin will try to remove any logs that are left floating in the air when a player cuts down a tree so that the leaves can decay. Floating leaves are a pet hate of mine and the current ways to tackle them seem to either involve giving the player lots of easy free wood or take up an awful lot of admin time.

Any tree that has been partially cut down will decay over time as leaves normally do 40 seconds after being cut. A log that decays naturally will have a 15% chance of dropping an item, this should discourage people from cutting down trees and then waiting for them to fall. All of these chances and timings can be changed via the config file.

If you have the LogBlock plugin installed, any blocks that this removes will be logged as the user NoFloatingTrees. Note this this will only work on trees that are cut down when the plugin is installed, there is not much that can be done about existing ones :(

Bug Reports / Suggestions

If you find a bug, encounter a problem or have a suggestion, please fill out a ticket via the Tickets link above. I do not have the time to read through the comments section, any comment that fits the previous three categories will be ignored.


/nft queue - Prints the number of blocks currently in the decay queue. To use this command you must have the nofloatingtrees.queue.size permission which also defaults to OPs only.

/nft purge - Used to removed all floating trees regardless of how close a player is. To use this command you must have the nofloatingtrees.queue.purge permission which defaults to OPs only.



use-logblock: true
- world_nether
- world_the_end
  frequency: 2
  wait-time: 40
  chance: 15
  drop-chance: 15


If this is set to false blocks removed by the plugin will not be logged even if LogBlock is found.


If you have worlds where people can't (or just don't) cut down trees you should list them here, this will improve performance slightly.



How often floating logs should try to decay, in seconds.


How long a log should stay floating before starting to decay, also in seconds.


How likely it is for a low to decay per try this is a percentage so setting it to 100 will cause the entire tree to vanish in one go.


Similar to the above except this controls how likely it is for a decaying log to drop an item.


Contributions to the project are very much welcome, if you have a feature that you want implemented and know a nice way to do it then consider forking the repo and submitting a pull request. These will be accepted as long as the following simple guidelines are followed.

  • Do not edit the structure of the pom.xml file, feel free to add a dependency if you need it but the formatting and structure should not be changed.
  • If you are exposing a new API method, add a JavaDoc comment to it, but don't over-comment internal code.
  • Follow the existing code style, don't antagonise over every space though !

All dependencies that are used are now available from a public Maven repo, so you don't have to worry about building several other projects just to add a simple change any more.

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