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This article is about non-fruit trees. For Fruit Trees, see the Fruit Trees page.

Trees that do not yield fruit are of two types: common and special. Fully grown common trees yield resin, tar, or syrup when tapped with a Tapper, or wood and sap when felled by an axe. Common trees that grow outside of the farm will grow back without the need to plant a seed, unless you leave the stump. Special trees have their own unique characteristics.

After Foraging Level 1, felling common trees also produces some of the tree's own seed, which can then be planted. Note that a day must pass and the overnight skill level up notification must appear for this to be the case.

Common Trees

Three varieties of common trees grow on The Farm and within Stardew Valley. They can produce Maple Syrup, Pine Tar, or Oak Resin via a Tapper. Wood has many uses including Crafting and building construction/upgrades. Dropped tree Sap can be made into Basic Fertilizer and is an ingredient in Quality Fertilizer.


Trees can be felled by chopping them repeatedly with an axe. Trees always fall left or right on the opposite side from the player (if applicable), and produce wood or seeds in that direction. When chopped from above or below, the tree may fall in either direction. If the tree falls into or near water, the items it drops may disappear into the water. Rings like the Magnet Ring are very useful when chopping trees, as they allow the player to pick up items within a wider radius, reducing the need to cut obstacles to get to the fallen wood. Once cut down, trees don't regrow on the farm even if you leave the stump, however seeds can spawn around stumps.


The area around a tree seed can be paved without hindering growth. Common trees can also be planted next to water and other permanent features of the landscape, next to the greenhouse, or next to tilled soil with crops and still grow to full maturity. Requirements for Fruit Trees are different.

Growth Rate

Each night, trees and seeds have a 20% chance of growing to their next stage until fully-grown. Tree Fertilizer can be used to speed up this process. Unlike fruit trees, common trees of any growth stage do not grow in winter (unless Tree Fertilizer is used, or they are grown inside the greenhouse). Common trees will not reach full growth if there's a fully-grown common tree within its 3×3 grid, though it will still grow to the sapling stage (Stage 4). The median growth time to maturity should be about 18 days, though actual growth times can vary considerably. Statistically, less than 10% of seeds take more than 31 days to reach maturity and less than 1% take more than 46 days.

Outside the Farm

Trees in Town cannot be interacted with. Common trees in Cindersap Forest, The Mountain, Railroad, Bus Stop and Backwoods can all be chopped down or tapped. If such trees are chopped down, and the stumps removed, they will respawn as a Stage 3 sapling (20% chance each night) and grow to maturity as normal after that. While these trees will not grow to maturity in winter they will still spawn as a Stage 3 sapling in winter.

Tree seeds can be planted in tillable ground outside the farm. The ground must be un-tilled to plant a seed.


Once fully grown, each tree or stump has a ≈5% chance of producing a seed once per day. Shaking the tree will drop its seed if it has one. Trees on the farm that are not shaken will drop their seed anywhere within the 8 tiles immediately surrounding the tree (or stump). Fully-grown trees and stumps will not drop seeds if the 8 surrounding tiles are paved. If a tree is tapped, shaking it will not be possible, but it will continue to drop seeds. Despite trees not growing in winter, they will still drop seeds.


Unlike Fruit Trees, which produce Coal for 3-4 days after being hit by lightning, common trees hit by lightning are destroyed, leaving only a stump (and some wood or sap) behind.

Maple Tree

Maple Trees grow from Maple Seed.png Maple Seeds. When tapped, they yield Maple Syrup.png Maple Syrup every 7-8 days. Maple trees have a chance to drop a Hazelnut during the last 2 weeks of Fall.

Maple Syrup is the most profitable of the 3 types of common tree syrup.

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Stump - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Maple stump Spring.png Maple stump Summer.png Maple stump Fall.png Maple stump Winter.png

Oak Tree

Oak Trees grow from Acorn.png Acorns. When tapped, they yield Oak Resin.png Oak Resin every 6-7 days.

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Stump - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Oak stump Spring.png Oak stump Spring.png Oak stump Spring.png Oak stump Winter.png

Pine Tree

Pine Trees grow from Pine Cone.png Pine Cones. When tapped, they yield Pine Tar.png Pine Tar every 4-5 days.

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Stump - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Pine stump Spring.png Pine stump Spring.png Pine stump Fall.png Pine stump Winter.png

Special Trees

Special trees have uncommon properties and yields.

Mushroom Tree

Mushroom Trees are a rare occurrence on the farm. Each Fall, there is a chance for a fully grown untapped common tree (or stump) to change into a Mushroom Tree (or stump) during the night. Mushroom Trees cannot be planted, but they do spread like other trees, and yield Red or Purple Mushrooms when chopped down. They can be tapped and will yield Common Mushroom.png Common, Red Mushroom.png Red, and Purple Mushroom.png Purple mushrooms over time.

Mushroom Trees hit by lightning will be reduced to a stump and leave mushrooms behind, in the same way as common trees leave wood/sap behind. If the stump is left alone, the following Spring, it will regrow.

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stump
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MushroomTree Stage 5.png Mushroom stump.png

Palm Tree

Palm Trees are found only in The Calico Desert. They do not drop seeds, but may occasionally drop a Coconut when chopped down or shaken. They cannot be tapped.

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stump
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  • Chopping a stage 2–3 sapling with an axe has a chance to drop one wood, depending on your forage level. This doesn't happen when cutting it with a scythe.


  • 1.1: You can no longer tap a stump.
  • 1.3.27: Breaking small tree stumps now provides +1 Foraging XP.
  • 1.4: Fixed bug that caused a stage 2-3 sapling to make a scythe sound when watered. Fixed bug that prevented trees from dropping seeds and seeds disappearing when harvested if a Foraging level up occured during the day. Planting tree seeds outside the farm no longer requires the spot to be tilled. (This also prevents planting in non-tillable areas dug up by Artifact Spots in Winter).