28 of the most favourite video game trees ever

The mana tree from Secret of Mana

"Like me its got a huge trunk and magic nuts." - ithurtstopoop

The pink cherry blossoms from Okami

"Every time I entered a new area, I had the obsessive-compulsive urge to hunt down every last tree and restore life to it. Seeing the area covered in beautiful pink cherry blossoms really added colour and vibrancy to each location. Also, the way that the petals move in the gentle breeze looks lovely too." - Clovin64

Mokujin from Tekken

"Mokujin. Does he count? He's made from a tree?" - Shane Erin Elvis

The trees from Enslaved

"My god they were stunning." - Euan Watt

The trees from Minecraft

"My favourite tree would be the one within which I made my first tree-house in Minecraft. I now have a veritable Ewok metropolis. All I need are some Ewoks. And a lighter." - barniebo

Sudowoodo from Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal

"You needed special water to make him grow I think." - Kurt Lewin

The World Tree from Tales of Symphonia

"It's got wood" - Thom Peacock

The trees from Mercenaries

"The immoveable trees in Mercenaries that taught other trees how to act when a tank tries to run them over." - bentyrer

The Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time

"His entire body was a dungeon and he was the one who started that awesome game." - Dracofang

The tree that contains Cleyra in Final Fantasy IX

"The tree is protected by a giant swirling sandstorm. It's inhabitants summon the great sandstorm by doing a ritual Irish jig. I'm not even joking. God I love final fantasy." - Richie Nugent

The trees from Battlefield Bad Company 2

"When they are exploding and being chipped away around you in battle looks great and makes it feel very immersive. I often get shot in the face by a sniper as I admire the scenery." - Callum James Newlands

The trees from Animal Crossing

"Every one of their fruits are worth at least £100, and every tree re-grows it's whole stock within a weekend." - Jack Duggan

The trees from SkiFree

"They hurt less than the yeti!!!!" - Demetre Constantopoulos

The trees from Black & White

"You can throw them at stuff, set them on fire, make instant planks, plant them in amusing shapes and all sorts of other things." - Peter Martin

The dialogue trees in Mass Effect

"They're so vast and branching." - Craig Fisk

The honey trees from Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

"I bagged myself a Snorlax in one of them... I like Snorlax. He reminds me of me." - Henry King

Thanks to everyone that contributed.

And don't forget. The TalkRadar UK Podcast. It's probably about time you gave it a try. So don't put that shit off any longer. We hug video-game trees.

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  • mari-takayama - June 12, 2014 5:35 p.m.

    The honey tree comment in the article made me chuckle. 'I like Snorlax. He reminds me of me.' I knew that Sudowoodo was gonna be mentioned here, what's not awesome about a moving tree that I think is made from stone.
  • sleepyMexican45 - August 16, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    Alan Wake's WOW forestry...
  • PorcelainPoison - June 25, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    This is a cute article. And I'm so glad the sakura trees in Okami are included! Okami is just a beautiful game through and through, I never got bored playing it.
  • philipshaw - June 24, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    Deku tree was mine, don't need to explain
  • fadefrommyself97 - June 24, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    the last picture of the honey trees is totally looking like its from the hack Shiny Gold...its definitely not filed right
  • Whoissheandwhydidshesayit - June 24, 2011 2:20 a.m.

    No ExDeathlove?
  • Dondada - June 23, 2011 11:19 p.m.

    Secret of Mana tree is my favorite.
  • nemesiscw - June 23, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    What about the trees in Link to the Past? Dash into them for items!
  • garnsr - June 23, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    Not my favorite tree, but I remember while playing Skies of Arcadia on Dreamcast they burned a forest, and I was really disappointed that the fire just seemed to be on top of the trees, instead of actually burning them. The rest of the game was so good, I was surprised they couldn't make the trees burn. Actually, I don't know how easy that would be even today.
  • Eccentrick - June 23, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    I would add the trees in Far Cry 2 - because they could be lit on fire and burned for a while. Also: the talking tree from DeathSpank. Glad the Mana tree was on here. First one I thought of when saw the article title. Harold is probably the best, though. Funniest sidequest in Fallout 3.
  • Cat_Mundy - June 23, 2011 9:10 p.m.

    Boom-a-loom. Obviously the best tree kicks off the article! Submitted by yours truly. Also, I'm hugging a tree in my picture.
  • jackthemenace - June 27, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Even though Mine's probably the most boring reason on there, seeing my name underneath Animal Crossing made my day. And, as Cundy rightly said, Sudowoodo ISN'T a tree, it's a rock. That LOOKS like a tree. A tree with a face. That walks. And shoots lasers.
  • WinkedUp Lozza - June 25, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    GTA IV: crush a light pole, bulldoze a mob, but go flying through the windscreen when versing a twig.
  • TheSatur9 - June 24, 2011 4:21 a.m.

    Did anyone else get the Wind Waker reference in the Sudowoodo section?
  • Fuzunga - June 23, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    Uh, Sceptile is not a tree. I think you meant Soodowoodo.
  • Dredgon - June 23, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Dialogue trees FTW!!!!!
  • db1331 - June 23, 2011 5:08 p.m.

    You know you are old school when this is the first tree you thought of: Even more so if you pictured the original version.
  • CowboyBlasto - June 23, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    Sudowoodo is made of rock, and is that a screenshot of Shiny Gold I see? Also, Munchlax are the ones who fall from trees.
  • TheHungryLemur - June 23, 2011 3:38 p.m.

    Yep that basically sums up my favourite trees! I really liked Oblivion's trees and how they moved in the wind. I would have put it on the list. Nice article GR!
  • Matt Cundy - June 23, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    Whispy Woods was suggested, but no one said why it was their favourite tree. And to make this list I needed a quote for each one. So no Whispy Woods. Sad face.

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