Skyrim Special Edition

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Transforms the tundra into a boreal forest, such as those found in the tundra of extreme northern latitudes.

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  • Adds short (ie, 1-4 m) trees and tree clutter to the tundra; creating a lightweight Boreal forest.
  • Forest that becomes denser as you travel further from civilization, embodying the remoteness of the wilderness.
  • Careful positioning and sizing of trees to preserve the mountain vista characteristic of Whiterun.
  • Compatible with all flora, grass, and tree mods.[/color]
  • Highly optimized with expected performance cost of ~3 FPS for mid-range PC's.


Vanilla Installation Instructions
  1. If using vanilla tree models, install the main file and the Vanilla LODs optional file.

Custom Tree Mods Installation Instructions
  1. If using alternate tree models and textures (ie, SBT, RAT, EVT, SFO), install  the main file only.
  2. Install the appropriate billboards for whichever tree mods you are using in your preferred overwrite order.
  3. Generate tree LODs using xEdit, xLODGen or DynDOLOD. (3D Trees are supported using DynDOLOD)
  4. Install the output from generation to your data directory or as new mod in your mod manager mod.

Explanation: Billboards are two dimensional images of trees. When you generate tree LOD via xEdit, two things occur. One, the billboards are compiled into a tree LOD atlas, which is a single texture that contains all the tree LOD textures (this is great for performance). Two, it generates a series of files that informs the game where to express tree LODs (ie, all over Whiterun Tundra now), the size of each tree in game, and the position of a particular tree LOD image on the atlas texture.


Designed to be compatible with:
  • Alternate Start - Live Another Life
  • Bent Pines II
  • Cutting Room Floor
  • Ebonvale
  • Enhanced Towns and Cities
  • Forgotten Dungeons
  • More Bandit Camps
  • The Fall of Granite Hill
  • Whiterun Expansion Redone SSE

Patches available for:
  • Elysium Estate
  • The People of Skyrim 2
  • The People of Skyrim Complete SSE
  • Whiterun Estate

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Credits and Permissions

This mod was built around Ro84's Great Forest of Whiterun Hold. Grazie amico!
The LOD was built using Indistinguishable Vanilla Tree Billboards by Palerider. Thank you!
Thank you reddit user Ichidh for the extensive beta-testing and documentation!
Thank you Daymarr and LordOfLA for the testing and screenshots!
You can view the original threads here 10/2016 

You are free to use the resources in this mod so long as you share your mod with the same permissions

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