Sons of the Forest: Tree Shelters

Tree shelters provide a safe haven against mutants that cannot climb ropes. This guide page includes information on the available blueprints for building tree shelters and the required materials for each.

The guide presents four types of tree shelters that can be quickly constructed using the blueprints from the Book. The required materials for each type are also listed.

  • Introduction
  • Tree Platform 1
  • Tree Platform 2
  • Tree Shelter 1
  • Tree Shelter 2


Prior to starting the building process, it is important to keep in mind:

  1. Select the appropriate blueprint from the Book by clicking the left button on its icon and place it on the chosen tree to build a tree shelter. For more information on building with blueprints, refer to the Building and Planning page.
  2. Although tree shelters provide some protection against mutated enemies, some enemies can knock down the tree on which the hideout is built.
  3. The logs do not need to be manually cut for blueprints. The game will automatically cut the logs after adding the required materials to the right place.

Asking Kelvin to collect logs may lead to him cutting down the shelter tree. It is recommended to avoid his help in this case or to monitor his actions.

Tree Platform 1

A small platform that can be built with minimal materials, making it a convenient choice for quick hiding at a height.

The required materials for building Tree Platform 1 are:

  1. 5x Plank;
  2. 4x Log;
  3. 1x Rope.

Tree Platform 2

A slightly larger version of the previous platform that allows more room for expansion and placing additional constructions and items.

The required materials for building Tree Platform 2 are:

  1. 25x Plank;
  2. 12x Half Log;
  3. 16x Log;
  4. 1x Rope.

Tree Shelter 1

A small roofed structure that provides good protection against rain and mutants. It is recommended to expand it for better protection.

The required materials for building Tree Shelter 1 are:

  1. 2x Quarter Log;
  2. 36x Plank;
  3. 9x Half Log;
  4. 6x Three Quarter Log;
  5. 42x Log;
  6. 1x Rope.

Tree Shelter 2

A larger and more spacious option of the previous shelter that is suitable for a base placed at a height. However, it requires a lot of materials.

The required materials for building Tree Shelter 2 are:

  1. 6x Quarter Log;
  2. 49x Plank;
  3. 7x Half Log;
  4. 68x Log;
  5. 1x Rope.


What are tree shelters and what are they used for?

Tree shelters are protective coverings that are placed around young trees in order to shield them from external factors that may damage or hinder their growth. These factors include harsh weather conditions, pests, and animal activity. The shelters are designed to allow sunlight and rain to penetrate while still providing ample protection. Tree shelters can be used for a variety of purposes, including reforestation efforts, landscaping, and agriculture.

What are the benefits of using tree shelters?

Tree shelters offer several benefits for young trees. Firstly, they protect the tree from being damaged by pests or animals that may be feeding on the tree. This helps the tree to grow stronger and healthier. Secondly, the shelter provides a microclimate that is perfect for the tree’s growth. The shelter helps to regulate temperature and humidity, creating an environment that is conducive to growth. Lastly, tree shelters help to reduce competition from surrounding plants or trees. This allows the young tree to grow and thrive without being hindered by other plants competing for resources.

What types of tree shelters are available?

There are many different types of tree shelters available, ranging from simple plastic tubes to more complex designs that incorporate ventilation and drainage systems. Some tree shelters are made from biodegradable materials that will break down over time, while others are made from more durable materials such as PVC or polycarbonate. The type of shelter that is best for a particular tree will depend on several factors, including the tree’s size, the location of the tree, and the environmental conditions in the area.

How do you install a tree shelter?

The process for installing a tree shelter will depend on the type of shelter being used. Generally, the shelter should be placed over the young tree, ensuring that the tree is centered within the shelter. The shelter should be securely staked into the ground to prevent it from being blown over by wind or other environmental factors. It is important to ensure that the shelter is not too tight around the tree, as this can cause damage to the bark or inhibit growth. The shelter should be monitored regularly to ensure that it is providing adequate protection and that the tree is growing properly.

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