The Forest Wiki

A variety of bushes in The Forest provide cover for both the player and the local wildlife.

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.

Bush Varieties[]

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.

Type Hits
Bush bushy.jpg Tall 3
Bush red.jpg Red 3
Bush longleaf.jpg Longleaf 2
Bush broadleaf.jpg Birdock Bush 1
Bush puny broadleaf.jpg Young Birdock Bush 2
Bush flowering.jpg Flowering 2
Bush serratedleaf2.jpg Maple Tree Sapling 2
Bush arctic serrated.jpg Maple Tree Sapling (with snow on it) 2
Bush lush.jpg Lush 2
Bush winter.jpg Arctic lush 2
Bush razorleaf.jpg Razorleaf 2
Bush cattail.jpg Cat tail 2
Bush whiteflower.jpg White flower 2
Bush lily.jpg Flowering Lily 2
Bush lily noflower.jpg Non-flowering Lily 2
Lavender.jpg Lavender 1
Bush hosta large.jpg Large Hosta 1
Bush hosta big.jpg Serrated leaf Hosta 3
Bush hosta variegated.jpg Variegated Hosta 3
Bush red broadleaf.jpg Red broadleaf 2
Bush pods.jpg Pod plant 3
Bush fern.jpg Fern 1
Bush pondweed.jpg Pondweed* 0

Update History[]

Version Changes
v1.0 Added missing bush 5 billboard

Burnt bushes and plants now spawn the cut version with same material look/effect after burning down

Burning plants are now considered as destroyed immediately and fire can no longer be cancelled by walking away to trigger a LOD change

New underlake plants added