Minecraft Live 2021 brought the announcement of the upcoming Wild Update that will be bringing a variety of new and exciting additions to the game. One of these additions is going to be the Mangrove, which is a high rooted tree that grows in waterways and swamps. This will be a great addition to the game, and will have swamps looking their swampiest once they have been added!
We also have guides for other new additions in the Wild Update, such as a look at Deep Dark Cities and Frogs!
Mangrove Tree Details
While not everything is known yet about the Mangrove Tree, we do have quite a few details about them from the Minecraft Live stream. You can find out all of the currently known information below.
The Mangrove Tree will release along with the Wild Update, which is scheduled for 2022. Unfortunately, we don’t have more exact details that in terms of when it will release. There will likely be snapshots available that will allow you try out some of the new features ahead of time though!
How to Grow a Mangrove Tree
Mangrove Trees will require you to have a Mangrove Propagule to spawn one. These are basically the seeds that will grow a the tree. They can be found growing on Mangrove Trees that are found in Swamp or Mangrove Swamp Biomes. While you will generally find these in water, they are not required to be planted underwater. You should be able to plant them in any dirt block.
Here’s an example of the Mangrove Propagules growing on a tree:
Mangrove Wood Type
When you chop down a Mangrove Tree, there will indeed a new kind of wood type available to you. There will be Mangrove Logs and Planks to use, with the wood featuring a reddish color to it. You can use it like you would any other wood in the game, to make fencing, doors, traps, and anything else!
The Mangrove wood color is pretty similar to Jungle wood, which can be harvested from Jungle trees.
Mangrove Swamp Biome
As a part of the Wild Update, there will be a complete overhaul to swamps, which will include the addition of Mangrove Trees, mud blocks, frog, and fireflies. There will also be a sub-biome dedicated to the Mangrove Tree, known as the Mangrove Swamp Biome.
In the design process, there was a decision made to make it so you could travel under the Mangrove Tree roots in your boat or on the land. Here’s a artistic visualization of how that would feel in the game:
There are a variety of resources that will be available by harvesting the mangroves. These have not been fully confirmed, but the tentative list is as follows:
- Mangrove Logs
- Mangrove Leaves
- Mangrove Propagule
- Mangrove Roots
That’s everything we currently know about the Mangrove Tree in Minecraft! There’s likely to be more details revealed in the future, which we will add to this post as soon as possible. Be sure to check out the Minecraft section of our website for more information on the game!