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Dark Oak trees generate with thick 2×2 trunks and dirt blocks under the trunk if generated on a steep cliff. Dark oak trees nearly always generate with irregular logs connected to the trunk – these represent large branches.
Dark oak trees with trunks consisting of 1×1 dark oak logs, instead of 2×2, can be found in two types of rooms in woodland mansions: the tree chopping room, and the nature room. These are not generated elsewhere in the world, and cannot be grown from saplings.
Blocks and items
These items can be obtained from all variants of oak:
- Apple (chance of dropping when breaking leaves)
- Dark Oak Leaves (harvested with shears)
- Dark Oak Log (harvested with any tool including hands)
- Dark Oak Planks (created from a log in the inventory crafting grid)
- Dark Oak Sapling (chance of dropping when breaking leaves)
- Stripped Dark Oak Log (created by using an axe on a log)
- Vines[Bedrock Edition only] (harvested with shears from a dying tree)
Dark Oak saplings can be planted on:
Growing these trees requires four dark oak saplings arranged in a 2×2 grid; they do not grow if planted individually. Dark oak trees grow at a much faster rate than most other trees. They require a 3×3 column of unobstructed space at least 7 blocks above the sapling to grow (8 blocks including the sapling itself). This column is centered on the northwestern sapling. Additionally, dark oak trees require 5×5 layers without obstruction for the top 3 layers of its final height. No horizontal clearance is needed at the base of the tree (saplings planted in a 2×2 hole 1 block deep still grow).
Dying dark oak
In Bedrock and Education editions, dark oaks can generate as a dying tree. Dying dark oaks generate naturally, and can be grown from normal saplings. A dying dark oak has the standard growth pattern of any other tree, however, all exposed logs in the main trunk are covered with vines.
|1.7.2||13w36a||Mega spruce trees, dark oak trees, and acacia trees added. These trees borrowed other trees' leaves and wood.|
|1.7||Renamed "roofed oak" to "dark oak".|
|1.8.2||pre4||Big oak and dark oak branches no longer replace solid blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Added jungle trees (small and mega), dark oak trees, acacia trees, mega spruce trees, oak trees (swamp and large oak variants), and version-exclusive fallen and dying trees.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU27||CU15||1.18||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added dark oak and acacia wood, but without their own leaves or saplings.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added dark oak and acacia saplings.|
- Dark oak is called 'big oak' in the 1.12 client.jar.