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A comprehensive fantasy style landscape overhaul for Skyrim featuring dead and living trees and new forested areas.

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Tree Fix Update!!!!
A very BIG THANK YOU to aiaiai8nexusmods for the Fixes.
- Invisible trees : replace tamu's trees with old DFOS legendary edition
- Floating trees : decrease z point of reach tree
- No collision trees : replace with other kinda same tree that have collision (mangroove tree)

Load fix after Main file.

Dark Forests of Skyrim SE
By the Creator mobiusbelmont
Thank you for giving me permission to port this mod.
Go check out and ENDORSE the original Mod For Skyrim LE.
Optimized the meshes and Changed to Form 44 for Skyrim SE and ported by me.
My Permission.

A Big Thanks to HeavyBurns for the amazing video.

A Big Thanks to Phoenixfabricio for the amazing video.

Thank you Arctic Scrolls for the amazing video.

This mod is a comprehensive, dark fantasy style, landscape overhaul for Skyrim.  The landscape will look VERY different and this mod will breathe new life to your game.  

DFOS features include over 4000 hand placed flora (trees, shrubs, mushrooms, etc).  Also available are billboards for LOD generation, 3D LODs for SSELODGen.


This mod does NOT change vanilla trees and is therefore compatible with Skyrim Flora Overhaul, Enhanced Vanilla Trees, and any other mod that changes vanilla trees.

This mod makes the following changes:

Adds over 1000 hand placed dead pines to mountain areas, forests, and snow covered areas.  

The Rift has added dead and living aspen type trees, while pines in the interior have been removed.    Ground fog has also been added to many areas of The Rift

Eastmarch hot springs now have more dead trees, living aspens near the forest edge, more grass near Witchmist Grove, and a GIANT mushroom forest

Whiterun plains are still open and grassy with living and dead trees added to areas of interest, farms, and the entire area of Rorikstead is now a living and vibrant oasis.

The Reach is filled with over 20 types of dead trees, colorful aspens, twisted and tall juniper trees, and large cedar pines.  A Forest of giant redwood trees now stretches from south of Dragonbridge to the Crabber's Shanty

Haafingar has Tamu75 aspens along the waterways, more dead trees in the forest and a few unique groves of pine trees.  

Hjaalmarch swamps many types of dead and petrified pine and reach trees and a few mushrooms

Pine Forests in Falkreath and near Riverwood feature Cyrodiil type aspens, dead trees, and small juniper pines. 


This mod adds thousands of hand placed trees and flora to Skyrim, and its impossible to make this compatible with every single player home or other mod which adds static objects.  if you have a tree growing through your house or town, please just delete it with the command console'

Technically any tree or landscape overhaul with be compatible with Dark Forests if those overhauls have billboards and that you use either program above to generate LOD.  If the mods you are combining with DFOS add objects or trees you may have some clipping, that can remedied with the 'disable' feature in the command console.


Install ONLY ONE MAIN file!!!

REMINDER for SSELODGen users :  If you want to combine other landscape or tree overhauls with Dark Forests, then you must have billboards for the corresponding mods.  Make sure to install the vanilla billboards first, then install all other billboards IN THE SAME ORDER THAT YOU INSTALLED THE TREE MODS.  Once billboards are installed, then use SSELODGen to generate LOD for trees.

I recommend watching this tutorial for SSELODGen by PredCaliber.

Recommended Mods for a Darker Experience:


Obsidian Weathers and Seasons ENB
Sylgia ENB
Obsidian Weathers and Seasons
Darker Nights
Moon Glow SE
Morning Fogs SSE
Relighting Skyrim SE
Immersive Creatures SE
Ultimate Deadly Encounters
Enhanced Blood Textures SE

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Simple Sacks SE
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Cheesy Mammoth Cheese SE

Tools Used

SSE Nif Optimizer
Creation Kit for Skyrim SE

 Mathy79 for the 3D tree models
Tamu75 for the aspens
HiltsBrandon for Aspens to Cherry Blossoms
Mentha for the More Colorful Trees resource 
Phitt for the Sheogorad resource
GKB for the lovely green tree resource
Vurt for some dead models, a few textures and the large juniper trees
3AMt for the dead pines
Elenin and Ztree for their outstanding tree resource
Zilav for the amazing billboard generator tool and TES5LODGen
Sheson for DynDOLOD