There are a variety of bushes, ferns and other foliage found in The Forest that can be chopped down with any weapon to produce leaves. Leaves have a chance to drop with each hit, so using a weapon with low damage such as an Upgraded Stick will take more hits but produce more leaves.
Bushes, like herb plants and saplings, provide camouflage if the player crouches in them, making it harder for cannibals to spot the player. Areas with many bushes can make it harder for the player to spot wildlife and enemies, and to forage for mushrooms and small herbs such as Aloe, but they also provide camouflage for the stealthy player.
The following table shows the number of hits to destroy each bush with an Upgraded Stick. Each hit produces 1-2 leaves. (Please feel free to add the real names if you know them!) Note: Pondweed cannot be destroyed or removed even using rock paths, and it provides no camouflage bonus.
|v1.0||Burnt bushes and plants now spawn the cut version with same material look/effect after burning down
Fixed berries not moving with bush in garden Added missing bush 5 billboard Fixed cut blackberry bushes falling through terrain
|v0.73||Berries on bushes are now only visible when up close and not on the lod version of the models|
|v0.72||Fixed some bushes not blowing up when near explosions
(Multiplayer) Fixed bushes and grass not bending for client players
|v0.68||(Performance) Cutting off bushes now properly brings it back to the pooling system to avoid unnecessary allocations|
|v0.64||Balanced Machete to be faster and more effective at cutting bushes and saplings and can now also be used to chop trees|
|v0.62||Fixed error in multiplayer when hitting bushes or water zones with arrows|
|v0.58||(Audio) Added new arrow impact sounds for when arrows hit bushes, small trees and water surfaces.|
|v0.57||Added snow burst particle when walking into and hitting snow bushes|
|v0.53||(Multiplayer) Fixed destroying garden blueberry bush not working after collecting all berries on host side|
|v0.48||Set bushes and small plants to no longer spawn under lakes/ponds
New textures for bush08 Fixed berry pop in for blueberry and snowberry bushes
|v0.46||Improved textures on some bushes/plants|
|v0.42||When a bush is burning, its remaining berries are now removed|
|v0.36||(audio)Sticks dropped from saplings, effigies and bush2 now all make a dynamic sound when hitting ground|
|v0.35||Berry bushes now have touch bending!
(Multiplayer) Consuming blueberries in garden no longer removes the whole bush and instead each individual berry can be used as expected
|v0.34||New item: Blueberry bush seed (can be planted in garden)|
|v0.32||Bush 08 mid version uses proper AO model|
|v0.31||AO fix for Bush 08|
|v0.30||Fix for bush 08 exploding when cut
New textures for bush 08 and plant 17 Bare blueberry bush added to snow area, replacing regular blueberry bush in snow Snow versions of Bush 02,03 08
|v0.29||Reworked Snowberry bush|
|v0.28||Bushes & saplings are now properly pooled back when cut down|
|v0.24||Fixed an occasional bug when using pouch to collect berries causing all icons to stay visible on bushes in range|
|v0.20||Going back & forth towards berry bush no longer respawns berries
Eaten berries & some bushes no longer respawn after loading a saved game
|v0.19||Deer can be seen nibbling at bushes sometimes|
|v0.18||New bush type added: Blackberry|
|v0.16||New bushes- replaced 2 of the worst looking bushes with new type
New blueberry bushes!
|v0.12||New items added: Collectable blueberries, snowberries and twinberries (approach bushes whilst holding rabbit pouch to collect)|
|v0.08||Bushes will now hide player from enemy vision when crouched!
Enemies will bash away bushes looking for player when hidden from them
|v0.02||Fixed some bushes missing vertex colors when cut|