On The Oregon Trail: American Settler, for Android, do trees eventually grow back after you've chopped them down?

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  • Doesn't settling down completley destroy the concept of Oregon Trail? – Emerica. Apr 17 '12 at 13:15
  • @Emerica. haha to be honest I thought the same – Curt Apr 17 '12 at 13:39
  • It acctually looks kind of fun though for a mobile game. As long as people can still get dissentery I am in for a try. – Emerica. Apr 17 '12 at 13:58
  • @Emerica. Looks like this is a sequel to Oregon Trail. The settler game is at the end of the trail when they have arrived and are now settling in the new land. Makes more sense now :) – Curt Jun 26 '12 at 9:21
  • @Curt looks more like they were trying to attract attention to their game by naming it after a very popular childhood game. =p – Decency Jun 26 '12 at 9:38

I found this link which has some interesting information on this issue.

The generally gist seems to be that you need to keep the game running in the foreground for either saplings and/or partial tress to regrow. The rate is claimed to be around 1/7 per hour.

Personally this does seem like a bug to me, but I guess you also have to consider the fact that is take 7 energy to remove a tree. If the grow back while you were offline, this might prove time consuming just to clear a small area a trees when you consider the energy cap (especially so soon in the game)... then again, if you plant a sapling you clearly want a tree to grow there anyway.

Bad design or a bug? I guess time will tell

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  • Pretty certain that this is a bug. I restored my phone to factory settings ( losing level 83 on OS :( ) and tried planting saplings. My trees have started growing at a rate of about 2/7 per week. – Curt Aug 6 '12 at 10:15

Yes, but it takes really a very long time

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  • Cheers, do you know roughly how long it takes? – Curt Apr 17 '12 at 9:43

Trees that were originally spawned into the world do not grow back at any point from what Ive experienced. Even if you dont cut them down to a stump. Sapplings that are planted do grow relatively fast enough to generate wood. Im currently experimenting with the dipperent types of sapplings.

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