Everything Minecraft gamers need to know about leaves


Leaves are one of Minecraft’s most flexible components. They give the player with various helpful things in addition to being a necessary component in almost every build. Leaves can be found in practically every game in Minecraft, but most players are unaware of its actual potential.

If the player wishes to construct a structure with some greenery, they need be aware of the dynamics of leaves. They should also grasp that each form of leaf block interacts and behaves differently.

Everything a Minecraft player needs to know about leaves


When combined with shaders, leaves look absolutely stunning (Image via u/Trrig on Reddit)
When combined with shaders, leaves look absolutely stunning 

There are many different types of trees in Minecraft, which means there are many different types of leaf blocks. Each variety of the leaf block can be obtained by breaking it with shears.

Depending on the biome, leaves will take on a different shade of green when put. In the creative inventory, players will also be able to obtain each form of the leaf block.

This effect varies depending on whether the player is in the Java or Bedrock editions of Minecraft.

During snowfall, leaves in the Bedrock Edition will take on a snow-covered appearance, but only in the biomes listed below:

  • Snowy Tundra
  • Frozen River
  • Snowy Beach
  • Snowy Taiga

This effect is only possible when higher graphic settings are enabled.


Various leave textures next to eachother

As previously indicated, players can obtain the leaf block by breaking it with shears.

When leaves are not broken with shears, they have the potential to drop the following items:

  • All leaves: 1-2 sticks (2% chance with no fortune enchantment)
  • Oak and Dark Oak Leaves: (0.5% chance with no fortune enchantment)
  • All leaves: 1 Sapling (5% chance with no fortune enchantment)

Naturally formed leaf blocks begin to deteriorate when they are not attached to a tree. Leaf bricks planted by a player will never degrade, making them ideal for usage as construction material.

Some additional mechanics that apply to specific leaves are listed below:

  • All leaves are transparent, except when the graphics mode is set to “fast”.
  • Flowering azalea leaves have the ability to be pollinated by bees.
  • Oak and Birch trees (grown from saplings) will have a 5% chance to spawn a beehive when next to flowering azalea leaves

The video above showcases 30 builds, most of which involve the use of some leaves.

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