Welcome to your next “Forestry 101” lesson of the Farming Simulator Academy! Today, we’ll show you how to plant trees. Let’s go!
(Video coming soon!)
In the building mode, you find a varied selection of trees in the landscaping tab. You can choose from different sizes. The higher the tree, the more you have to pay. You can decorate your farm and properties with those trees - they're not recommended to use for actual forestry.
We selected the following equipment to plant trees. Of course, you can make your own decisions to purchase vehicles and tools - like the tractor. Take the power requirements of tools into account and look for the icons in machine descriptions: Whether a planter is an actual tree planter, is indicated by the tree symbol when you look at its shop page at the dealership.
Unlike crops, like wheat or potatoes, you don’t have to prepare your soil. You can plant trees on any kind of soil. There is no need for cultivating, plowing or applying fertilizer and pesticides.
Step 1: Filling the machine
Position the rear of your tractor, with the weight attached in the front, behind the tree planter and attach it. Then fill up the machine by placing the tree planter next to the saplings and press the fill button - it is indicated in the control info box in the upper left corner of the screen.
Step 2: Planting Trees
Position yourself on your property, where you want to plant your trees. Lower the machine, turn it on, and start driving carefully in a (preferably) straight line. The tree planter will automatically plant one sapling after the other. Fill it up again, if all saplings are in the ground and you want to plant even more trees.
Step 3: Wait for it and watch it grow!
Now, all you have to do is wait. If you want to know how long the different types of trees take to grow, take a look at the table below.
The next step is, in case you didn't just plan to reforest your land with happy little trees, the harvest of wood. We cover wood harvest in the next tutorial.
Congratulations, you have successfully finished another lesson! Keep at it, and you'll be a top-notch virtual farmer in no time with Farming Simulator Academy!