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How tall does an underground tree farm have to be?


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#1

Overlord312

Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:04 PM

I'm thinking of making an underground tree farm, because my entire base was destroyed by a forest fire :iapprove:. How tall, and how far apart should the saplings be?

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:06 PM

3 blocks away from each sapling works for me, and I think it has to be at least 6-8 blocks for height.  :iapprove:  :iapprove:

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Overlord312

Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:08 PM

Thanks, i only scavanged 3 saplings from the fire haha

tha1337cheezburger said:

Friendly mobs make you either wanna go "AWW CUTE WIDDLE DERPIMALS"
or piss you off horribly and smack them into a lava pool.

I sometimes do both.


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:10 PM

Trees can be tall. so do 15 blocks for the hight
Than the saplings gotta be 1 block away from a anougher or torch.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:16 PM

If you want an exact height each tree, then a ceiling height of 6 will work fine. 4 logs/tree + saplings.
You can go taller, but take into account where other buildings/rooms are so you dont dig into them.

For spacing, i do a spacing of 2 empty spaces between each sapling.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:22 PM

I believe 8 is the optimum height. This allows your trees to grow to the maximum height you are able to cut them without resorting to having to climb on anything to get to the top most logs.

The branches need 2 blocks on each side of the tree to grow, although you can plant saplings next to each other and sometimes they will both grow. But to get all your trees to grow efficiently you need the 2 spaces on each side of the trunk.

3 saplings should be more than enough to get a good forest started. It will take you more time to dig out the farm area than it will to grow the trees to fill it.
I just did the survival island map and from starting out with that 1 tree, I had more saplings than I could plant after cutting down my 4th tree.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

The very minimum is how high you can mine by just looking up.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:39 PM

The sapplins don't need to be 2 or 3 blocks away from each other... they can be right next to each other too

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:55 PM

And also, before you go leveling a mountain for it's dirt. If you didn't know, you only have to have 1 block of dirt per sapling.
It's kind of pointless to dig out a room and then replace the entire floor with dirt.

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#10

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:35 AM

about 6 blocks high with all the saplings next to each other with sorting that makes light