Stardew Valley Oak Resin
Before we will talk about such a popular product, we must consider in more details, how you should use trees in Stardew Valley game, as well as which kinds of trees are available, and what differs one tree from another.
Generally, there are two major types of trees in Stardew Valley: fruit trees and non-fruit trees. Obviously, fruit trees yield fruit, and other trees can be used for a lot of different purposes. There are two major categories of non-fruit trees: common trees, and special trees. If you have a grown common tree, it will give you a number of products, such as resin, tar, or syrup. To obtain syrup, you have to use Tapper. Using Axe, you can fell a tree, and so get sap or wood. As soon as you master Level 1 Foraging, every tree also gives you seeds when felled. You can plant these seeds on your farm, and then get new trees. Actually, all common trees grow back even without use of seeds, in case they grew outside the Farm. Another way to grow a common tree is planting it in the Greenhouse.
Common Stardew Valley trees have many applications. First of all, you need to chop them and get wood. Wood is a necessary resource used in Crafting. It’s is also a main material used in building, so you’ll need it for any kinds of upgrades, as well as to build new constructions.
It’s really easy to chop a tree: you just need to take Axe and hit it several times, until it falls. Trees never fall down or up. They always fall sideways, either left or right, depending on where you stay. Wood and seeds appear immediately after a tree falls, where the upper part of a tree hits the ground. We suggest you to pay special attention to the direction of a fallen tree, since it points where your items will be. If a tree falls pointing towards a river, seeds and wood may fall in the river, which means that you cannot get them anymore, they will just disappear. You can also increase your picking-up skills, by wearing the Magnet Ring. This item expands the available range, so you don’t need to struggle through many obstacles to reach the fallen wood.
Many players believe that trees regrow from stumps. However, the author of the game officially confirmed that trees never regrow from stumps. Thus, we suggest you to clean your land from stumps, and so get more place for new plants.
Cultivation of Trees
Most trees grow in five stages. The speed of growing depends on a number of factors, so we suggest you to create the best conditions for each tree. Try to plant trees in a center of a clean 3×3 square. If you plant your seeds properly, you’ll get a 20% chance that a tree will grow to the new stage each day. However, it’s possible only in summer, spring or Fall. During winter, you can also plant trees in the Greenhouse and expect as fast growing. Usually each tree takes about 18 days to grow. Less than 10% of trees take more than 31 day. However, some trees may take even more than 46 days.
Keep in mind that, if hit by lightning, your tree will be destroyed, so there will be only a stump left. It’s about all common trees. Fruit trees will just yield Coal for a few days.
Now let’s take a look at Oak Tree. These trees grow from Acorns, and they do require a clean area. Plant your Stardew Valley oak tree according to all rules described above, and you’ll get a 20% chance of growing to the next stage every day. However, don’t forget that Oak doesn’t grow in winter. According to statistics, more than 90% of seeds take less than 32 days to grow. Make sure that you don’t have any items directly adjacent to the tree, other way it will stop growing on the fourth stage. As soon as it will grow, you’ll be able to place any items as close to it as you need. Oak Tree is used to get Oak Resin. You just need to use Tapper.
About Oak Resin
Even though Oak Resin belongs to the Artisan Goods category, it doesn’t require you to have the Artisan Profession mastered. You just need to place a Tapper on an Oak Tree, and wait from 6 to 7 days. You can grow your own tree on the Farm, or just find any tree in Cindercap Forest. As soon as you don’t need resin anymore, you can remove Tapper from a tree, by hitting it once with an Axe.
Let us remind you about such thing as lightning once again. If the lightning hits a tree, it will destroy both a tree, and a Tapper with all contents. You can get Oak Resin even in Winter, leaving a Tapper on a tree.
Stardew Valley Oak Resin is used as an ingredient for Deluxe Speed-Gro, which stimulates leaf production and increases growth rate by 25%. It’s also required for Keg, a nice device that turns your fruits and vegetables into a beverage.
We suggest you not to give Oak Resin as a gift. Almost all villagers dislike it, except Maru, she would like it for sure.