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Living Tree

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A Living Tree with "roots" that form a tunnel downwards, as well as a room with treasure.

Living Trees are large tree-shaped structures generated at world creation. Unlike regular Trees, Living Trees are constructed from foreground Living Wood and Leaf blocks, rather than being background objects that characters can pass through.

Surface Living Trees on the surface are very large, and usually (but not always) contain an internal tunnel structure that players can explore. This tunnel leads down to a room containing Living Tree-themed furniture and a Living Wood Chest, all of which players can loot. The Chest can contain either a Living Wood Wand (for placing Living Wood), a Leaf Wand (for placing Leaf blocks), or a Living Loom (for crafting Living Wood furniture).

Living Rich Mahogany Trees are found in the Underground Jungle. They always contain a hollow stump that has an Ivy Chest with regular Jungle Shrine items near the root structure.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Living Tree
Unique Treasures Unique Drops
Leaf Wand.png Leaf Wand
Living Wood Wand.png Living Wood Wand
Living Loom.png Living Loom
Golden Key.png Golden Key

From the Terrain:

Living Wood Chest.png Living Wood Chest
Living Wood Door.png Living Wood Door
Living Wood Table.png Living Wood Table
Living Wood Chair.png Living Wood Chair
Living Wood Wall.png Living Wood Wall

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When mined (with a Pickaxe or Drill), Living Wood turns into plain Wood, and Leaf blocks are destroyed.
  • A Living Tree will never have more than one treasure room.
  • Neither Living Wood nor Leaf blocks can become corrupted, crimsoned, or hallowed.
  • In small worlds, some Living Trees extend high enough for Harpies to spawn.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Rooms in Living Trees can be used for NPC housing by simply adding a light source. These rooms may also serve as safe-houses for players to seek refuge in during dangerous Events.
  • During Hardmode, Living Trees act as natural barriers against the Corruption, Crimson, & Hallowed biomes' increased rate of spreading, provided that the area beneath the tree is cleared.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1:
    • Living Mahogany Trees introduced.
    • Living Trees now spawn with Living Wood Platforms instead of Wood Platforms.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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Surface Layers Forest • Desert • Ocean • Snow • Jungle • Mushroom • The Corruption • The Crimson • The Hallow • Space
Underground Layers Underground • Cavern • Underground Snow • Underground Desert • Underground Jungle • Underground Mushroom • Underground Corruption • Underground Crimson • Underground Hallow • The Underworld
Special Biomes Meteorite • Floating Island • Granite Cave • Marble Cave • Spider Nest • Bee Hive • Dungeon • Lihzahrd Temple
Other Living Tree • Enchanted Sword Shrine • Underground Cabin • Chasm • Pyramid • Jungle Shrine • Living Mahogany Tree • Ruined House