This article is about Forest Biome. For the darker forest of oak trees packed close together, where mushrooms can often be found, see Roofed Forest Biome.
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The "Flower Forest" variation of this biome.


On foot, or by other usual means of travel


Chicken, Pig, Cow, Sheep, Rabbit, Spider, Zombie, Skeleton, Creeper, Witch, Enderman

Environmental Features:

Mix of flat areas and hills covered in Grass, Flowers, and bushes with many Trees


Stronghold, Dungeon

A Forest is a small but very common Biome in Minecraft, containing more Trees than most other biomes.


The forest biome is one of the most common biomes in Minecraft, and it holds some useful resources for players. Most obvious is the abundance of trees, which can be harvested for Wood. However, this also makes the biome dangerous, as they lower a player's visibility, making it more difficult to spot hostile Mobs. Most passive animal species can be found in a forest biome, as well as Flowers (necessary for making Dyes), Mushrooms, and Grass (useful for gathering seeds).

Biome Variations

There are a few variations of the forest biome:

  • Birch Forest - Only includes Birch Trees, with some Oak Trees possible. It looks much like the oak forest biome, although none of the birch trees can be large like their oak variants. If the biome is a hilly version, the birch trees can be extra tall.
  • Flower Forest - These are forests with oak trees, but have many different types of flowers scattered around the area.