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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.


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.

Age of Empires[]

Different trees in Age of Empires

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 in order to harvest wood. They are revealed in the mini map in 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.

Age of Empires II[]

In Age of Empires II, ordinary trees yield 125 wood per unit whereas forest trees yield 100 wood per unit. There are ten different kinds of trees each corresponding to different types of terrain. Besides a more accurate size rendition, trees in the second installment have an additional form on snow. They are also 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. Siege Onagers have the ability to instantly attack specified areas on the ground and cut down trees, making them extremely useful in creating a path to somewhere that would otherwise be blocked by trees.

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.

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.png Njord's Walking Woods god power transforms trees (except Gaia Forest trees) into walking trees that attack any enemy units or buildings near them.
  • ForestFireIcon.png Freyja's Forest Fire sets selected trees on fire and damages nearby enemy units and buildings.
  • GaiaForestIcon.png Gaia's Gaia Forest creates a small forest of 20 aspen trees, each containing 200 wood.
  • HesperidesIcon.png Theia's Hesperides 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.

Age of Empires III[]

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.


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