Do Trees Regrow In Sons of the Forest? [Answered]

Running out of trees to cut? Well we've got good news for you!

Trees were able to regrow in the original The Forest game, and there was even an exploit for it, but can the same happen in Sons Of The Forest? Well, the developers have thankfully not abandoned the mechanic that allows the trees to regrow, but some things are different in the sequel that you should be careful of!

Key Takeaways
  • Trees can regrow in Sons Of The Forest, provided that you do not cut out the stumps.
  • The whole process is slow, but the trees will definitely regrow.
  • Only clear out the stumps in an area where you want to craft your base or a shelter; otherwise, leave the stumps untouched if you want the trees to regrow.
  • Unlike The Forest, you cannot alter the option that turns the regrowth of trees on or off in Sons Of The Forest.
  • Cutting down trees provides you with various resources, including logs, sticks, and leaves.
  • These resources are extremely important as you’ll need them to craft various weapons, ammunition, armor, traps, utility items, and storages in the game.
Important: Make sure not to cut out the stumps of trees if you want them to regrow in the game.

How To Regrow Trees In Sons Of The Forest

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Cutting A Tree In Sons Of The Forest (Image Captured by eXputer)

Cutting down trees is one of the most important parts of survival in the game. You’ll need the resources that the trees drop, including Logs, Leaves, and Sticks. All of these resources are extremely necessary not only to name weapons but also to create the best base in the game.

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The Stump Of A Tree (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

Just like the first game, the trees do regrow in the sequel as well. But you’ll have to make sure not to cut out the stump of the trees; otherwise, they will not regrow in the game. You can only clear out the stumps if you want to construct your base in that area.

Otherwise, just leave the stumps, and the trees will regrow after some time. The process is slow, but it happens over time in the game. You’ll have to wait, and eventually, the trees will regrow. In the original game, you actually had an option to turn on or off the feature that allowed trees to regrow. However, that feature was added in the later updates of the game.

Currently, there is no such feature in Sons Of The Forest. And the trees are set to regrow by default in the game if you leave the stumps untouched. Maybe the developers will bring back that feature in a future update as they did in the original game. You can go on other adventures while you wait for the trees to regrow. Additionally, you have a companion in Sons Of The Forest, and you can assign him to cut down the trees whenever they regrow.

What Do You Get By Cutting Down Trees?

You have a chance of getting leaves, logs, and sticks from cutting down trees in the game. The Leaves and Sticks are of great importance in the crafting section of Sons Of The Forest. The sticks especially are used in crafting almost every single item in the game, which is why trees are so important. Leaves and Sticks are needed to craft the following things in the game;

    • Crafting Weapons And Ammunition
    • Crafting Armor
    • Crafting Shelter And Furniture
    • Crafting Traps
    • Crafting Utility And Storage

Crafting Weapons And Ammunition

You’ll need sticks to craft the Bow, Club, and Spear in the game. As you can see that the sticks are important, you’ll need them to craft three melee weapons that you can use to fight off cannibals in the game. The bow is an extremely useful long-range weapon that has a plethora of uses additionally.

The club is a really strong weapon, but it is extremely slow to swing around. In contrast, the spear is faster to use but does less damage. Lastly, you’ll need sticks also to craft Arrows or, more specifically, Stone Arrows for your Bow in Sons Of The Forest. As you can see, sticks are important to craft both ammunition and weapons.

Crafting Armor

Leaves obtained from cutting down trees can be used to craft the Leaf Armor in the game. It is one of the most basic armors that you can craft, but at least you can easily get your hands on leaves to craft it early on in the game additionally. 

Crafting Shelter And Furniture

As for the furniture, you’ll need sticks to make the Stick Bed and Stick Chair that you can place in your base in Sons Of The Forest. Additionally, sticks are required to make the camp, wall torch, and hunting shelter in the game as well. Hunting Shelter can come in really handy while surviving out in the wild.

Lastly, the logs that you obtain from cutting down trees are utilized to make benches, tables, tree platforms, lookout towers, log cabins, and tree house shelters in Sons Of The Forest as well.

Crafting Traps

You’ll need sticks to make almost every single kind of trap in Sons Of The Forest, and that includes the Fish Trap, Small Animal Trap, Bone Maker Trap, and Fly Swatter Trap. Additionally, leaves are also needed to make the Bone Maker Trap. Traps are really important to create protective mechanisms around your base in the game. They add a layer of protection to your stronghold.

Crafting Utility And Storage

There is a limit to the number of specific items that players can carry at a single time. That is why making storage for different items plays a crucial role in your survival in Sons Of The Forest. Almost every type of storage in the game requires sticks in order to get crafted, and that includes Stick Storage, Rock Storage, Log Storage, and Bone Storage.

You’ll need sticks for the Water Collector as well, which plays an important role as a water source for your base in Sons Of The Forest. The Birdhouse, where you can store feathers, can also be made using sticks in the game. The same is the case with crafting Mannequins, which are used to store armor in Sons Of The Forest.  Lastly, repair tools and torches can also be crafted using sticks.

This concludes our guide on how the regrowth of trees works in Sons Of The Forest. We have entailed how you can make the trees regrow in complete detail and what you need to avoid when cutting down the trees as well.

The benefits of cutting down trees have also been mentioned alongside the items that you can craft using the resources obtained from cutting the trees in the game. We hope that the guide was informative in learning about the trees in the game. Let us know what you think about Sons Of The Forest in the comments below!


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Muhammad Haris Umer

Haris Umer is a Guides Writer on eXputer who can be seen torturing himself by playing FromSoftware’s offering of Souls games. He speaks about games with overwhelming passion, which readers can spot in his guides. Elden Ring is his all-time favorite soulslike game.  Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Masters In Computer Science || Previously Worked as a Freelance Writer || Published 150+ Guides 

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