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Trees are the only natural resource that provides wood in the Age of Empires series, and are often grouped together in large clumps, making a forest. Trees are usually abundant throughout the map and are considered as one of the most common resources in the game.

Overview[]

Due to their abundance, trees can often be utilized as a shield from military invasions unless the enemy performs slash and burn techniques or mows it down with heavy siege weaponry, such as Siege Onagers.

Although trees are the easiest resource to gather, the small amount of wood it generates makes smaller maps susceptible to deforestation over time. This will make them rarer than food or gold since there is no other way to obtain wood apart from trading at the Market.

Depending on the type of map chosen for each game, different types of trees are available.

ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires[]

Can be chopped for wood.
—In-game description in the Definitive Edition

Regular trees in Age of Empires yield 75 wood per unit, while Forest Trees yield 40 wood per unit. All trees have 25 hit points which must be eliminated to harvest wood. They are revealed in the mini map in a dark green color which is adopted in the later games. There are five different kinds of trees, each corresponding to different types of terrain: Palm Trees are found in the desert, Pine Trees and Forest Trees appear on grassy terrain, and Beech Trees and lone Oak Trees can be found close to coasts, or away from clumped forests.

Trees form an impenetrable natural barrier against most units. Villagers can slowly chop them down, which is the only way to harvest their wood. These late-game units can clear them away instantly using the attack ground command, although no wood is given:

In the original and Definitive versions of the game, it is possible to destroy many individual "straggler" trees by constructing buildings on top of them. Forests are blocks to potential building sites, however, and some Forest Trees occur singly.

Return of Rome uses different tree types imported from Age of Empires II, which always block potential building sites. They have 20 hit points, and typically yield 80 wood, with some exceptions:

  • Acacia: 120 wood
  • Baobab: 160 wood
  • Reeds: 40 wood
  • Unnamed tree (eg. Tree A): 100 wood

AoE2-DLCicon-0 Age of Empires II[]

In Age of Empires II, Trees are more varied, have a more accurate size rendition, and are easier to chop, having only 20 hit points and taking bonus damage from Villagers, which means two chops (one after researching Sappers) are enough to fell a tree. Straggler trees yield 125 wood per unit, whereas most regular forest trees yield 100 wood per unit. Baobab trees, introduced in the The African Kingdoms expansion, contain the most at 200 wood per unit. However, because Baobab forests place a tree in every game tile with a probability of 50%, they end up having similar wood on average compared to other forest terrain. The same is the case with Acacia trees, which yield 150 wood and have a 75% probability of spawning on a tile.

Onagers have the ability to attack specified areas on the ground and cut down trees, making them extremely useful in creating a path to somewhere that was blocked by trees. Onagers can also target specific trees to attack, so the player should be wary when moving troops containing Onagers near a woodline due to accidental attacks on trees near the units. Other units which can cut down trees only cut one tree at a time.

Apart from Villagers, the following units can remove trees by attacking them, however the wood is lost in this case:

If destroyed by the units above or if all wood from a tree has been gathered, buildings can be placed on the tile. For trees placed as single objects (as opposed to trees placed automatically as part of forest terrain), it is enough to just fell them.

Types[]

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Terrain[]

Forest terrain works by having tree objects automatically spawn when creating the terrain in the editor. These trees can be manually removed or manipulated afterwards. Each forest terrain is listed with the non-forest terrain and trees that have the same appearance.

Forest Name Terrain Trees
Forest, Acacia Dirt, Savannah Tree (Acacia)
Forest, Autumn Underbrush Tree (Oak Autumn)
Forest, Autumn Snow Underbrush, Snow Tree (Oak Autumn Snow)
Forest, Bamboo Underbrush Tree (Bamboo Forest)
Forest, Baobab Dirt 4 Tree (Baobab)
Forest, Birch Underbrush Tree (Birch)
Forest, Bush Underbrush Bush A
Bush B
Forest, Dead Underbrush, Snow Bush C
Tree (Dead)
Forest, Dragon Tree Dirt 1 Tree (Dragon)
Forest, Jungle Underbrush Tree (Jungle)
Forest, Mangrove Shallows, Mangrove Tree (Mangrove)
Forest, Mediterranean Underbrush Tree (Cypress)
Tree (Olive)
Tree (Italian Pine)
Forest, Oak Underbrush Tree (Oak Forest)
Forest, Oak Bush Underbrush Bush A
Bush B
Tree (Oak Forest)
Forest, Palm Desert Desert, Sand Tree (Palm Forest)
Forest, Palm Grass Grass 2 Tree (Palm Forest)
Forest, Pine Underbrush Tree (Pine Forest)
Forest, Pine Snow Underbrush, Snow Tree (Birch)
Forest, Rainforest Underbrush, Jungle Tree (Rainforest)
Forest, Reeds Underbrush Tree (Reeds)
Forest, Reeds (Beach) Beach, Wet Tree (Reeds)
Forest, Reeds (Shallows) Shallows Tree (Reeds)


Aom original icon Age of Mythology[]

Different types of trees in the vanilla version of Age of Mythology

In the mini map in Age of Mythology, trees are shown as dark green in color. All non-Gaia forest trees contain 150 wood.

Several god powers are related to trees:

  • WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods (Njord) god power transforms trees (except Gaia Forest trees) into walking trees that attack any enemy units or buildings near them.
  • ForestFireIcon Forest Fire (Freyja) sets selected trees on fire and damages nearby enemy units and buildings.
  • GaiaForestIcon Gaia Forest (Gaia) creates a small forest of 20 special aspen trees called Gaia Forest Trees, each containing 200 wood.
  • HesperidesIcon Hesperides (Theia) spawns a tree that cannot be used as a wood source or destroyed (but can be captured by enemies). It trains up to five Dryads and shields against enemy god powers.

3Icon48px Age of Empires III[]

Forest AoE3

Trees in Age of Empires III

In Age of Empires III, trees are found throughout the map and are shown in the mini map as dark green in color. The types of trees in the game depends on the map chosen for each game. The wide variety of maps in Age of Empires III makes the game have the most diverse natural setting in the series, ranging from cold tundras to the desert of the southwest. Each tree has 6 hit points and yields 300 wood.

GameIcon-AoE4 Age of Empires IV[]

Use Villagers to fell trees and gather Wood from this tree.
—In-game description

In Age of Empires IV, all trees yield 150 wood and the differences between them are purely cosmetic. Similar to Age of Empires II, straggler trees may be built over even without being chopped down, although they provide the same amount of wood as forest trees.

Biomes[]

Unlike in previous games, the types of trees that appear do not vary by map, but by Biome, which the player can choose before starting a game. The table below lists all the Biomes available and the types of trees that appear on each one:

Note: Trees are listed roughly from most common to least
Biome In-game description Trees
Asian Subtropical A representation of the lush subtropical forests found in China, stretching across Asia towards India.
  • AoE4 tree bamboo med wild Wild Bamboo
  • AoE4 tree bamboo med wild Dead Bamboo
  • AoE4 tree dove med wild Wild Dove
  • AoE4 tree larch med wild Wild Larch
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree gutta med wild Wild Gutta-Percha
  • AoE4 tree gutta vines dead Dead Gutta-Percha
  • AoE4 tree greetingpine med wild Wild Huangshan Pine
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med wild Wild Saxaul
  • AoE4 tree spruce med wild Wild Spruce
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm+
  • AoE4 tree spruce tall dead Dead Spruce+
Asian Temperate Our representation of a typical temperate forest from eastern China.
  • AoE4 tree dove med wild Wild Dove
  • AoE4 tree larch med wild Wild Larch
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree gutta med wild Wild Gutta-Percha
  • AoE4 tree gutta vines dead Dead Gutta-Percha
  • AoE4 tree larch med dead Dead Larch
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med wild Wild Saxaul
  • AoE4 tree spruce med wild Wild Spruce
  • AoE4 tree birch med wild Wild Birch
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm+
  • AoE4 tree spruce tall dead Dead Spruce+
  • AoE4 tree birch med dead Dead Birch+
Chalk Downs Based on the coasts of England and France, featuring the chalk-white cliffs and dirt.
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm
  • AoE4 tree oak med wild Wild Oak
  • AoE4 tree willow med wild Wild Willow
  • AoE4 tree birch med wild Wild Birch
  • AoE4 tree spruce med wild Wild Spruce
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
European Temperate Our representation of the typical European temperate grassland.
  • AoE4 tree spruce med wild Wild Spruce
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm
  • AoE4 tree oak med wild Wild Oak
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
Gobi Desert Based on the Gobi Desert straddling modern-day northern China and southern Mongolia.
  • AoE4 tree spruce med wild Wild Spruce
  • AoE4 tree larch med wild Wild Larch
  • AoE4 tree larch med dead Dead Larch
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med wild Wild Saxaul
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med dead Dead Saxaul
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm+
  • AoE4 tree spruce tall dead Dead Spruce+
Japanese Spring
(requires The Sultans Ascend)
A beautiful springtime environment dotted with cherry trees in bloom.
  • AoE4 tree cherry old Cherry (Old)
  • AoE4 tree cherry young Cherry (Young)
  • AoE4 tree larch med dead Dead Larch
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree oak med wild Wild Oak
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm
  • AoE4 tree birch med dead Dead Birch
  • AoE4 tree birch med wild Wild Birch
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
  • AoE4 tree spruce tall dead Dead Spruce+
Mediterranean Based on the Eastern Mediterranean coast.
  • AoE4 tree olive med old Olive (Old)
  • AoE4 tree olive med young Olive (Young)
  • AoE4 tree cypress med wild Cypress
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm
  • AoE4 tree palm doum med Doum Palm
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med wild Wild Saxaul
  • AoE4 tree palm date med Date Palm
  • AoE4 tree birch med wild Wild Birchx
Sahara Desert Based on the semiarid desert of north east Africa.
  • AoE4 tree palm date med Date Palm
  • AoE4 tree palm doum med Doum Palm
  • AoE4 tree tamarisk med wild Tamarisk (Wild)
  • AoE4 tree tamarisk med dead Tamarisk (Dead)
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med wild Wild Saxaul
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med dead Dead Saxaul+
Savanna
(requires The Sultans Ascend)
Based on the grassy plains of Africa and dotted with the iconic Acacia tree.
  • AoE4 tree acacia med wild Acacia
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med wild Wild Saxaul
  • AoE4 tree palm doum med Doum Palm
  • AoE4 tree tamarisk med wild Tamarisk (Wild)
  • AoE4 tree tamarisk med dead Tamarisk (Dead)x
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med dead Dead Saxaul+
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm+
Steppes Based on the great plains of the Mongolian steppe, and other Eurasian steppe landscapes.
  • AoE4 tree spruce med wild Wild Spruce
  • AoE4 tree larch med wild Wild Larch
  • AoE4 tree larch med dead Dead Larch
  • AoE4 tree saxaul med wild Wild Saxaul
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm+
  • AoE4 tree spruce tall dead Dead Spruce+
Taiga Summer Based on the deep woods that dominate Northern Europe and much of Russia.
  • AoE4 tree spruce med wild Wild Spruce
  • AoE4 tree birch med wild Wild Birch
  • AoE4 tree spruce tall dead Dead Spruce
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm
  • AoE4 tree birch med dead Dead Birch
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree oak med wild Wild Oak
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
Taiga Winter A version of the taiga that represents the period of snow melt in early Spring.
  • AoE4 tree spruce med wild Wild Spruce
  • AoE4 tree spruce tall dead Dead Spruce
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm
  • AoE4 tree elm med wild Wild Elm
  • AoE4 tree birch med wild Wild Birch
  • AoE4 tree birch med dead Dead Birch
  • AoE4 tree willow med dead Dead Willow+
Winter A snowy, northern landscape in the chill of winter.
  • AoE4 tree snow pine med Snowy Pine
  • AoE4 tree snow maple med Snowy Maple
  • AoE4 tree elm med dead Dead Elm
  • AoE4 tree snow cherry med Snowy Cherry
  • AoE4 tree spruce tall dead Dead Spruce
  • AoE4 tree tamarisk med dead Tamarisk (Dead)
+ Means that it appears only on the Black Forest map, in the marshy area which is initially inaccessible to players, and on Marshland.
x Only on Black Forest.

Trivia[]

AoE4 tree

Tree icon

  • There are some unused tree icons in the game files. The "Ghost Pine" might refer to Pinus sabiniana, a type of pine endemic to California, possibly indicating that a North American Biome was being considered for the game at some point.
  • The generic tree icon, which appears in the UI for the Hunting Cabin, is the same as that of the Wild Elm Tree (medium).

List of trees[]

Tree HP AoE AoE II AoM AoE III Wood
Acacia Tree 20 X 150
Amazon Tree 6 X 300
Andes Tree 6 X 300
Araucania Tree 6 X 300
Bamboo 20 X X X AoE II: 100
AoM: 150
AoE III: 150
Baobab 20 X 200
Bayou Tree 6 X 300
Beech Tree 25 X 40 or 75
Borneo Tree 6 X 300
California Tree 6 X 300
Caribbean Tree 6 X 300
Carolina Tree 6 X 300
Ceylon Tree 6 X 300
Dead Pine Tree 20 X 150
Deccan Tree 6 X 300
Dragon Tree 20 X 100
Forest Tree AoE: 25
AoE II: 20
X X AoE: 40
AoE II: 100
Gaia Forest Tree 20 X 200
Great Lakes Tree 6 X 300
Himalayas Tree 6 X 300
Hispaniola Tree 6 X 300
Honshu Tree 6 X 300
Jungle Palm Tree 20 X 150
Jungle Tree 20 X X AoE II: 100
AoM: 150
Mangrove Tree 20 X 100
Marsh Tree 20 X 150
Mongolia Tree 6 X 150
New England Tree 6 X 300
Northwest Territory Tree 6 X 300
Oak Tree AoE: 25
AoE II: 20
AoM: 20
X X X AoE: 40 or 75
AoE II: 100
AoM: 150
Orinoco Tree 6 X 300
Ozarks Tree 6 X 300
Painted Desert Tree 6 X 300
Palm Tree AoE: 25
AoE II: 20
AoM: 20
X X X AoE: 40 or 75
AoE II: 100
AoM: 150
Pampas Tree 6 X 300
Patagonia Tree 6 X 300
Pine Tree AoE: 25
AoE II: 20
AoM: 20
X X X AoE: 40 or 75
AoE II: 100
AoM: 150
Rainforest Tree 20 X 100
Rockies Tree 6 X 300
Saguenay Tree 6 X 300
Savannah Tree 20 X 150
Siberia Tree 6 X 300
Sonora Tree 6 X 300
Snow Pine Tree 20 X X AoE II: 100
AoM: 150
Tamarisk Tree 5,000 X 0
Taproot 4,000 X 0
Texas Tree 6 X 300
Tree A 20 X 125
Tree B 20 X 125
Tree C 20 X 125
Tree D 20 X 125
Tree E 20 X 125
Tree F 20 X 125
Tree G 20 X 125
Tree H 20 X 125
Tree I 20 X 125
Tree J 20 X 125
Tree K 20 X 125
Tree L 20 X 125
Tundra Tree 20 X 150
Walking Acacia 300 X 0
Walking Bamboo 300 X 0
Walking Jungle Palm 300 X 0
Walking Jungle Tree 300 X 0
Walking Marsh 300 X 0
Walking Oak 300 X 0
Walking Palm 300 X 0
Walking Pine 300 X 0
Walking Snowy Pine 300 X 0
Walking Tamarack 300 X 0
Yellow River Tree 6 X 300
Yucatan Tree 6 X 300
Yukon Tree 6 X 300

Gallery[]

Resources in Age of Empires series
CommonFood · Wood · Gold/Coin · Stone*
Age of MythologyFavorAOM Favor
Age of Empires IIIResource xp XP · Aoe3 export Export · Aoe3de influence Influence
Age of Empires IVAoE4 Bounty icon Bounty · AoE4 Vizier Point icon Vizier Point · Resource olive oil Olive Oil
Extractable resource sources in the Age of Empires series
CommonTree · Gold Mine · Stone Mine· Berry Bush · Farm (I · II · M · III · IV) · Animals (Fish · Herdable animal)
Age of Empires IIFish trap aoe2DE Fish Trap
Age of MythologyAoM Gold Mine icon Jade Mine
Age of Empires IIICherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Coal mine portrait Coal Mine · Copper mine portrait Copper Mine · Food crate icon AoE3DE Crate · Gold mine portrait Diamond Mine · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Hacienda portrait Hacienda · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · Mill aoe3de Mill · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Rock supply icon AoE3DE Rock · Gold mine portrait Salt Mine · Silver Mine icon AoE3DE Silver Mine · Gold mine portrait Tin Mine
Age of Empires IVAoE4 OliveGrove Olive Grove
* not used in Age of Mythology and Age of Empires III
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