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I can't figure out why these trees aren't growing. They have been planted for a VERY long time. There is sufficient light. They have enough space around and above them. I've dumped a whole stack of bonemeal and they still don't grow.

Any ideas?



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How long is "VERY long"? A tree, in rare cases, can take hours to grow. Also note that they won't try to grow whilst you're not near. – colorfusion May 25 '14 at 21:05
@colorfusion correct me if I'm wrong, but the time becomes irrelevant if the asker has used a lot of bonemeal already. – Schism May 25 '14 at 21:09
@Schism Time and bonemeal increase the same growth stage counter I believe, so if user77323 has shared the 64 bonemeal between a lot of saplings (I can see at least 6 on the image) and then just waited 20 minutes, it's possible that some will not have grown. I've looked through the wiki though now and found what is almost definitely his problem, so I'm writing an answer. – colorfusion May 25 '14 at 21:20
up vote 19 down vote accepted

To grow dark oak trees, you need 4 saplings in a 2*2 box. A single dark oak sapling will not grow on its own, regardless of how long you wait or how much bone meal you use on it.

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In this image, the saplings on the left will eventually grow to form one dark oak tree. The sapling on the right will never grow.

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Good information, haven't read that before. I'll try it out and post back. Thanks for the response. – user77323 May 25 '14 at 21:30
Worked like a charm. Tyvm :) – user77323 May 25 '14 at 21:57
The magical master of trees... – DatEpicCoderGuyWhoPrograms May 28 '14 at 1:36
In some versions growing trees can be a bit buggy past the common 1x1 seedling. – Virusboy Jan 15 '15 at 2:16

If there is only 1 dark oak sappling it will not work but if there are 4 in a 2x2 square it will work to form 1 tree.

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