If you've played Minecraft in the early beta versions, and then updated to beta 1.8+ you might have noticed that the trees looked pretty different. Here is an example of a pre beta-1.8 tree:
Now here's a picture of a beta-1.8+ tree:
In the beta-1.8+ picture of a tree, you might notice that the more leaf blocks you have surrounding one leaf block, the surrounded leaf block will be darker. Personally, I'm not a big fan of this, which is why I'm asking if there is anyway to get rid of it. So, is there anyway to get rid of it?
Also, I'm not completely sure if it was beta 1.8 when these tree changes took place, after all, it was two+ years ago. If I did get this wrong, and it was added In a later update, please do tell.