|“||In fact the subjects of the king [Thranduil] mostly lived and hunted in the open woods, and had houses or huts on the ground and in the branches. The beeches were their favourite trees.||”|
–The Hobbit, Flies and Spiders
Beech trees are common trees with orange-gold leaves that grow throughout Middle-Earth.
In terms of shape, they look similar to 'normal' oak trees, but are a little taller. Their leaves are a light green-gold colour, not nearly as vibrant as mellyrn trees, and their trunks are grey-brown.
There is also a large variant, similar to a large oak, that has a 10% chance of growing when the player uses bonemeal on a beech tree sapling. Since Public Beta 29, it's also possible to grow a Party Tree by planting 3x3 saplings and using bonemeal on the center one. In Fangorn, there are giant beech trees, which cannot be grown manually.
Like other woods, raw beech wood can be crafted into beech wood planks, fences, slabs, and stairs. The crafting recipes for these products are the same as in vanilla Minecraft, except for the recipe of the fence, which is the same as other mod fence recipes. Breaking the leaves also has a chance to drop saplings.
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