Skyrim Bigger Trees by Xweto and Jonigts
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Added: 16/05/2012 - 07:33PM
Updated: 17/11/2014 - 11:14PM

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1.65 Latest version

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Uploaded by xweto


Last updated at 23:14, 17 Nov 2014 Uploaded at 19:33, 16 May 2012

Ever looked at the trees in skyrim... they're so small (especially near Riften).

If you agree with me


- If you have any question or problem, read the FAQ down below first, before contacting me (Jonigts).
- Xweto quite modding for a while, so I (Jonigts) got Permission from Him to continue the development of this mod.
- Xweto did a really great job. He resized a lot of trees, but some of them to big (specially with SFO), and he did not care much about compatibility with other mods, overlapping trees, and covered roads.
- My main goal now is to fix everything to make this mod work just fine (and also work together with as mods as possible).
- The Version numbers are changed to a better variant (I think). Example: from 11.4 to 1.4

Version 1.65 is up.

- BSA version is not working properly, I dont know why. Anybody? (I know, without Mod Organizer, etc.. have to be the same name as the ESP, but still not working).
- Merged ESP for the Bigger and Smaller Full tamriel versions.
- I made new LOD-s for SFO, but also left the one from Treefix mod (by Laacis2) for thoose, who like that more.
- Few tree fixes

Version 1.6 is up. Bigger Version is revisited in every area, see for yourself.

Everybody (~200 people), who already downloaded the 1.6, please re-download it, because I forget a meshes folder from the "SkyrimBT Lite" folder, so SBT lite (without riften) not has correct LOD-s. Sorry for that, and download it again, now it is corrected (thanks to kopasov for mentioned this for me).

You can see the changes of the mod here (also If you know any bug, please report it here):
Bug Tracker


This Mod changes the size of the trees for a more Fantasy Forest (but still realistic) like feeling for Skyrim.

There is Two different version. The original with really huge trees, and one with smaller trees (but still taller than Vanilla).
This mod edit a lot of Trees, so some of them is made bigger especially in bigger forests, but smaller trees on the side of the forests.
Lot of trees not even touched, because if we make bigger all of them, that is not real, because in real life, you can find new trees, small growing ones, middle size and also big trees.
Lot of trees downsized around roads, because the brances covered the hole road and the player can't see anything at all.

There is another great Mod what makes Trees bigger (Skysight - Simply Bigger Trees by fadingsignal), but that mod is working in a different way like this mod. Skysight just edited the Tree recources (several tree files), so it makes bigger every tree in Tamriel with the same ammount.

Our mod, Skyrim Bigger Trees make trees bigger just in some areas (especially in big forests) by editing every tree in Tamriel one by one with a different ammount from 0.7x to 6x in scale. Yes, this mod even make some of the trees smaller, for more diversity. We try to make Skyrim more realistic and more awesome this way.

Latest changes:
(You can find complete changelog on the Changes tab)

Version 1.6

I reverted back to loose files, if BSA version is better, write to me, and I will make it.

Now with Correct LOD for Vanilla and SDO Skyrim in Everywhere !!!

- Made the LOD compatible with Flora Overhaul (thanks to Laacis2 for the LOD)
- Almost every area revisited in the Bigger Version (tree by tree), cleared, made lot of trees bigger, others smaller for more diversity and
life-like feeling
- Fixed lot of overlapping trees with installed SFO
- Fixed several overlapping trees in Vanilla Skyrim
- Made the MOD fully compatible with Unofficial Skyrim Patches (I intergated the tree fixes from these patches)
- Made the MOD fully compatible with Legendary Cities - Tes Arena - Skyrim Frontier Fortress
- Made the MOD fully compatible with Expanded Towns and Cities
- Made the MOD fully compatible with the Official DLC-s (Hearthfire, Dawnguard, Dragonborn)
- Made the MOD fully compatible with Helgen reborn and some other mods (see compatibility tread)
- Fixed lot of oversized trees in the Bigger version
- Fixed tree branches that cover roads around Whiterun, Riverwood, Falkreath, Helgen, Ivarstead, Shor's stone, Morthal, Riften.
- Made more diversity in tree sizes (few trees even smaller than Vanilla)
- Made some trees slightly bigger around Dawnstar, Solitude
- Made trees smaller around Whiterun, Rorikstead, and some other areas
- Fixed several floating trees with vanilla trees, and more with SFO trees
- Deleted lot of edits with bushes from the mod
- All small tree-like bushes around Riften resized to Vanilla sizes (or little bigger), because those look horribly, and they even not have
collision meshes, so have to be small, not big
- Better Fomod install

How to Install, or Uninstall the mod

Easy to Install with fomod, so use NMM, Mod Organizer or other fomod installer, or intsall manually (need 1 or 2 ESP and the appropiate BSA).

Use NMM, Mod Organizer or other installer, or simply remove the lod file (BSA) and the ESP/s from Skyrim/Data/ folder.
For the list see the: Compatibility tread
Also If you have any suggestion about compatibility with other mods, write there.
Recommended mods
For the list also see the: Compatibility tread
Check the Videos tab to see the mod on Youtube


"What about the load order?"
Load Skyrim Bigger Trees AFTER SFO always. If you have any mod what modifies the world of Tamriel (add buildings, etc..) load that mod AFTER Skyrim Bigger Trees.

"Is it require a clean save?"
No, it have to work with any save, because this mod not use any Script at all and it is dirty edits free.

"Will this slow my fps?"
Yes, specially the Bigger version. This can be a range from -2 to -10 or more FPS depending on your system, on your graphical settings (UGrids, Shadow quality, etc.) and which other mods you're using, specially the graphic modification mods, like higher tree textures.
If you get big performance drop with bigger version, try the smaller version, and/or lower your graphic settings, like shadow quality.
If you get big performance drop every time in a specific location, tell us, and we will solve that.

"What can I do If I get CTD?"
If you have a low-end PC, lower your graphics settings, because most likely you've run out of memory. If you have a high-end PC, it can be a mod incompatibility or a bug. Try to find witch mods cause the ctd-s, write to us, and we will solve that in the next version.
If it happen in a specific location, also tell us where, and we will solve that.

"Does this mod work with other mods?"
Yes, it should work with any mod without any problem what is not make any changes in the Tree LOD meshes, or places in Tamriel. If you find overlappings, please contact me.


Xweto - Creator of this mod, fixes, changes, compatibilities
Jonigts - fixes, changes, compatibilities with other mods, layout, LOD, cleaning

- Everyone who has provided critiques and suggestions.
Laacis2 for the SFO LOD textures
- okal for the NMM installer
- Bethesda, Creation Kit.
- ElminsterAU, Hlp, Zilav and Sharlikran for TES5Edit
- Ethatron for BSAopt
- Photoshop
- 7z
- Nexus

Thanks to Saiotv and InsanOflex for reviewing this mod!!