For the less-mountainous biome, with smaller trees and often covered in snow, see Taiga Biome.

A giant tree taiga biome (also known as a redwood forest or mega taiga before 1.13), is a variant of the taiga biome, but is similar to a jungle, with its massive trees and sometimes treacherous terrain.


The giant tree taiga is categorized under the "cold" biome category, generating only in areas with a temperature of .3. The giant tree taiga is a rare biome and does not generate as commonly as its taiga counterpart would. Giant tree taigas are one of the more simplistic and abundant biomes. Giant tree taigas are filled with large spruce trees arranged in a 2x2 manner, creating an over-abundance of wood, only being rivaled to that of a jungle. However, unlike jungles, the layout of the giant tree taiga is flatter and contains fewer obstacles aside from those generated by terrain. Although abundant in wood, the terrain is not exactly flat and is not abundant with grass or other structures. However, peaceful mobs will occasionally spawn from time to time. The giant tree taiga also has a seemingly large population of brown mushrooms.

There are no npc villages in this biome despite facts that there is a taiga village, (but only in normal ones), but on some occasions a village may spread into this biome.


As with all biomes, excluding the mushroom island biome, it's capable of naturally spawning hostile mobs. There are no exclusive mobs to the giant tree taiga (aside from the fox, which is exclusive to all taiga variants), and peaceful mobs will occasionally spawn from time to time.


In general, the giant tree taiga is an extremely user-friendly biome, abundant with building materials, occasionally spawning in a hill variation. The majority of the ground is covered with the biome-exclusive podzol, which is a grass alternative. Grass will, however, occasionally spawn, allowing for peaceful mobs. The ground is occasionally scattered with patches of coarse dirt, which is dirt that is incapable of growing into grass. Often, a player may find sparse boulders formed of mossy cobblestone, creating a new source for the material.


  • Prior to update 1.13, giant tree taigas were called mega taigas, but were renamed to giant tree taigas in this update.


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