The player has no control over the affected trees, but shares their Line of Sight until they are killed. Walking Woods can be used both defensively or offensively. They can provide protection to friendly units in remote areas or can be used to supplement the player's own army.
The trees can also drag down the economy of an enemy by placing them in a forest used by lumberjacks. This will not only force Villagers to retreat but also deny the enemy up to 1200 wood (or up to 1600 wood if invoked on Gaia Forest Trees).
- Prior to the Extended Edition, Walking Woods could not be invoked on trees summoned with the Gaia Forest god power.