Logs, also known as Wood, are a crucial base resource in the Minecraft found in trees. All of the beginning gameplay in Survival Mode relies on this resource, since a player must start by harvesting log in order to make any progress. Log is collected from trees, and there are several different kinds that vary from biome to biome, but for all intents and purposes, they will all do the same thing. Log can catch on fire and spread it in an instant, so it is a good idea to be cautious when using flint and steel or lava near log. Charcoal can be created from log by smelting a piece of wood in the furnace.
The process of gathering log is commonly known as 'punching trees.'
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- Acacia - Red log, grey wood.
- Birch - White wood with black streaks.
- Oak - Light-brown log, brown wood.
- Dark Oak - Brown log, dark-brown wood.
- Jungle - Oak log rotated sideways, with some green mixed in.
- Spruce - Light-brown log, dark-brown wood.
- As of update 1.4, leaves that do not touch logs will decay. The only exception is if a player places down the leaves.
- When the game was first created, there was only one type of log, oak. Birch and spruce logs were added in Alpha, and jungle logs were added in 1.2. Acacia and dark oak logswere added in 1.7.2.
- Logs are widely considered to be the most important material in Minecraft.
- As of 1.13, if a player right clicks a block of log with an axe selected, it will turn into stripped log, and it can not be changed back.
- Fallen tree logs may spawn in forests biomes and they will sometimes have a mushroom on top.