Living Trees are huge trees that can be found in the Overworld and are created during world creation. Unlike regular Trees, Living Trees are quite large, reaching high into the air (on Small worlds they can extend into the range of harpies), with their trunks being several tiles wide. They are also not background items like normal trees, meaning that in order to pass them, a player must tunnel through them, go underneath them, or go over them. You also mine it with a pickaxe, unlike the background trees.
Living Trees can be mined like other blocks in Terraria. When mined with a pickaxe, the tree is not destroyed outright as when mining normal trees, but still produces wood, and leave a background living wood wall. Living Trees do not produce acorns, and their leaves will not drop anything.
Some living trees will be hollow with roots going deep Underground, and may contain rooms with Living Wood furniture, including Living Wood Doors and Living Wood Chests containing related loot. Theses tree shafts will only stop when they hit an open area underground, which means that they can end very quickly (especially on small worlds) or, more rarely, extend very deeply into the earth.
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From the Terrain:
 Building Living Trees
Players can create Living Trees after world creation by using the Living Wood Wand, Leaf Wand, and copious amounts of Wood. The player can craft Living Wood Wall by standing near existing Living Wood. However, Living Wood Furniture can never crafted, and is only obtained from within Living Trees.
- Rooms in Living Trees can make ideal safehouses, especially during pre-Hardmode Blood Moons.
- These trees also act as a natural barrier for Corruption, Crimson, & Hallow spread, provided the area underneath the tree is cleared.
- Living Tree Biomes seem to be based off of the tree built by developers in the first Terraria trailer.
- 1.2: Introduced.
|Forests • Deserts • Ocean • Jungle • Snow • The Corruption • The Crimson • The Hallow • Rain • Mushroom Biome|
Underground • Cavern • The Underworld • Underground Jungle • Underground Snow • Underground Corruption • Underground Crimson • Underground Hallow
Dungeon • Meteorite • Floating Island • Living Tree • Spider Nest • Pyramid • Bee Hive • Lihzahrd