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How to get oak leaves in Minecraft?

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Minecraft has hundreds of blocks for players to mess around with and build what they want. Some blocks are used to create tools, weapons and walls, while others are purely for decorative purposes.

In this article, we’re taking a look at how you can get oak leaves in Minecraft.

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Oak leaves in Minecraft

Getting oak leaves is easier than it sounds. All you have to do is find an oak tree first. They’re usually found in the Forest, Windswept Hills, Swampland and Badlands (Mesa) Plateau regions. 

Once you’ve found the tree, you’re going to need a specific tool. You’ll notice that if you try to break leaves using a standard tool like an axe, pickaxe, hoe or shovel, you’ll end up breaking them. The same thing will happen if you try to use your hands. 

How to get oak leaves in Minecraft?

In order to harvest leaf blocks from trees, you’re going to need a pair of shears. You need two iron ingots to craft a shear, so make sure you’ve got the required elements on hand. Also, keep in mind that you need to be in survival mode to harvest leaves.

Once you have the shears, all you need to do is left-click on the leaves, and they’ll start dropping leaf blocks. You can then pick them up and use them as required. Leaf blocks are purely decorational in use, meaning you can’t craft anything out of them yet, but they’ll make for some nice shrubbery around your base. 

Collecting Dark Oak leaves

Collecting dark oak leaves work in the same way as oak leaves. All you need to do is find the dark oak tree, often found in dark forests. You can find them easily by looking for giant mushrooms common in these biomes. 

Once you’ve found the tree, once again, all you have to do is aim for the leaves and left-click to start harvesting them. 

This process also applies to all other leaf blocks. Just find the tree, and use a shear to harvest the leaves of your choice. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: