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Are Skyrim cities too barren for you? Want a dash more of shade under the sun? Well, this is for you.

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Checked and Cleaned with TES5edit... and LOL no, this isn't a girlie bar mod as described in the Guns 'N Roses song.

Disappointed that Skyrim's cities are too barren for you? Want a dash more of shade under the sun? Well, this is for you.

This mod adds very large trees to and around Skyrim's major cities. You can either install for individual cities or all cities, for either winter or summer/spring/tropical weathers.

In addition to extensive testing and cleaning, care has been taken to ensure that this mod is compatible with known city revamp and flora mods.


The northwestern part of Whiterun is made into a mini-park. Outside the city walls, on the northwestern portion down the hill, is Lovers' Grove.


Some of the new trees in Riften have been matched -- orange instead of green -- to reflect the general color of the flora.


Special attention has been given to provide Windhelm its own unique trees with the use of new leafless textures. For those using summer or tropical mods, there are options to use the same trees as ones in use by other cities.


This small village, otherwise terribly barren, is an exception to the rule, in that trees have been placed along "Main Street" and outside Frostfruit Inn.


As tested, this mod is compatible with mods such as:

  • Skyrim Flora Overhaul 1.91 (both regular and summer editions)
  • Tropical Skyrim
  • Breezehome Fully Upgradable
  • Inconsequential NPCs
  • JK's Skyrim Lite
  • Oblivion Gates

If you have Dovahkiin's Relaxes Too, the swings in Whiterun and Solitude do allow you to sit on them -- select the Relax power, then point to the swing and use the power key to "sit".

Should work with:

  • JK's Skyrim Regular (some clipping may bound to occur)
  • Dawn of Skyrim/Whiterun (some clipping may bound to occur)
  • Most other flora overhauls

Does NOT work with:

  • Touring Carriages (and besides, most of the time this mod is too buggy to be used)

Recommended Mods

Some people were asking what mods I used in the following screenshots, so here:

  • Authentic Windhelm
  • Authentic Solitude
  • Authentic Riften
  • Authentic Whiterun
  • Skyrim Flora Overhaul 1.91
  • Unbelievable Grass 2
  • Veydosebrom Grasses
  • Realistic Water Two
  • Climates of Tamriel 5.0
  • Natural Lighting and Atmospherics 2.0

Tree LOD generation

For best quality, optional tree LOD billboards in 512-pixel size have been provided separately, for use with TES5LODgen or DyndoLOD and better compatibility with other flora mods.

NOTE regarding DYNDOLOD: there's a slight issue in that the distant LOD for the trees in the Solitude worldspace get generated and cause them to appear in there. When generating LOD with DYNDOLOD, do not use this mod's billboard pack. 

UPDATE: I've made some major changes to Paradise City, as most of the trees have been flagged with full LOD and thus visible from distances. This also means xLODGEN billboards won't be used, since there are indeed people who wanted distant skinned trees and running CK to bake the skinned trees for Paradise City is out of the question.

Also, DYNDOLOD 3.0a means you only run TEXGEN (which comes with it) to generate the needed billboards with better color fidelity.


Some mods that add or modify any of the cities, such as large buildings, houses, trees or other structures, may cause clipping or collision with other objects. Please inform me of such incompatibilities. You can however, install modules for further customization depending on your needs.

Low-performance/older PCs or laptops may experience considerable framerate drops due to the added vegetation -- you may also have to reduce shadow quality for increased performance.


  • NMM/MO Installation -- download, add the mod and install; select your own options depending on your personal needs.
  • Manual Installation -- open the 7zip archive, open the Data folder, then click-and-drag the .ESP into the Skyrim Data folder. Activate using any mod manager such as Wrye Bash.


  • NMM/MO Uninstallation -- deactivate, then remove the mod.
  • Manual Uninstallation -- deactivate in any mod manager, then go to the Skyrim Data folder and delete Whiterun_Paradise_City_TamrielSummer.esp and accopanying .BSA


Ga-Knomboe Boy's GKB Green Trees kit -


This mod is exclusively released for both Nexus and TES Alliance. Any alteration to the mod requires my express permission, but redistribution/upload to other sites and/or commercial exploitation such as inclusion into an illegal mod pack for "donations" are prohibited.