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Tool Required Shovel
Resources Twigs
Sapling Dug
Renewable? No
Common Biomes Forest
DebugSpawn "sapling"

Inventory slot background Sapling Dug
Perk Can be replanted
Fuel Value 360/180 sec
Dropped by Sapling (Shovel)
Stacks up to 10
DebugSpawn "dug_sapling"

Baby trees are so cute!


Saplings are small plants found commonly in Grasslands and Forests. They can be picked to provide 1 Twig, after which they will need 4 days to regrow. Saplings can be dug up with a Shovel and replanted in a new location (typically closer to a base camp). Saplings can't be planted on Checkerboard Floorings, Wooden Floorings, Cobblestones, Carpeted Floorings, Rocky Turfs, Sandy Turfs, and Cave Rock Turfs, unless it has been planted before these turfs were placed. Unlike Grass Tufts and Berry Bushes, Saplings don't require fertilization to regrow after being replanted. This is similar to Spiky Bushes, which can be harvested without fertilization.

They are also highly flammable and may be used as fuel in Campfires or Fire Pits. When burned on the ground a Sapling will leave behind 1 Ash.  Because they burn easily, Saplings planted close together are very susceptible to Lightning strikes. This can be prevented by building Lightning Rods. Saplings will not regrow during Winter.

Despite their name and comments from some characters, Saplings will never grow into Trees.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Saplings will turn into Withered Saplings during Summer. During this condition, Saplings are unharvestable for their Twigs and digging these will yield 1 Twig. A way of curing or preventing these from withering is to simply apply fertilizers or build an Ice Flingomatic nearby.

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Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenFlower (Evil Flower, Fern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTreeTotally Normal Tree (Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole (BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (Magma Don't Starve Together icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationAncient StatueBasaltBlueprintBoulderGramaphoneGraveHarp StatueHeadstoneSuspicious Dirt PileMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell's DoorMaxwell StatueMaxwell's LightMerm HeadNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPig HeadPillarsRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmiteTouch StoneThulecite Wall (Glommer's StatueMini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Jury-Rigged Portal Don't Starve Together icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing

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