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3D Printed Tree: 8 Amazing Prints and Projects

Jonathan Witte
Nov 28, 2019

Whether you're designing a diorama or a medieval battle scene, you'll need some trees to set the scene. Check out these 3D printed tree models to find one that's perfect for you.

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3D Printed Tree Models

Don't Be Fooled by the Simplicity

3D printing nature
3D printing nature (Source: Shapeways)

3D printable tree models are pretty underrated. They’re crucial to some projects but can be hard to find. After all, trees come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be difficult to find a ready-made one that works for you.

The first few models are simple models friendly for beginners or less-involved hobbyists, whereas the second part contains more advanced models. Whatever you need, there’s bound to be something for you.

In this article, we divvy up our selection into standard and advanced designs. The former are easy to access and make, whereas the latter serve to showcase the true potential of 3D printed foliage.

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Christmas Tree

A fuzzy Christmas tree
A fuzzy Christmas tree (Source: ROBK636 via Thingiverse)

Who would’ve thought it would be a good idea to purposely make a model fail. But in this case, something many creators avoid is used to make an artistic representation of a Christmas tree. By printing into thin-air, the plastic creates loops that fall down and build on top of each other, which adds a “fuzzy” look to the trees.

Who made it? ROBK636

Who printed it? At least 12 Thingiverse users have printed this model (but these are only confirmed makes, as at least 32,600 people have downloaded it).

Where to get it? Thingiverse

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Low-Poly Trees

Some creative tree sculptures
Some creative tree sculptures (Source: francfalco via Thingiverse)

Trees come in all shapes and forms. In this artistic interpretation of nature’s beauty, the tree is made in a low-poly design. This means that the trees are reduced to be less detailed, making them a creative alternative to what you can find on Earth. These are great for bringing a modern feel to an indoor environment.

Who made it? Franfalco

Who printed it? At least 40 Thingiverse users have printed this model, but the files have been downloaded over 24,000 times.

Where to get it? Thingiverse

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"A Tree"

A tree with stark details
A tree with stark details (Source: Wojciech Majkut via MyMiniFactory)

Isn’t that just a stick in the ground? Yes, but no. While the model itself is relatively simple, the idea of beauty in simplicity is vital to nature. If you choose not to take it that deeply, then you can still enjoy the intricacies of the hard, dry ground and the grain of the tree planted in it.

Who made it? Wojciech Majkut

Who printed it? At least 244 MyMiniFactory users have downloaded this model. (It should be a simple model to print, which may explain why it’s been downloaded over 200 times.)

Where to get it? MyMiniFactory

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Jedi Force Tree

A replica of the infamous Jedi tree
A replica of the infamous Jedi tree (Source: Jukka Seppänen via MyMiniFactory)

For all of the Star Wars fans out there, this tree is essential. For generations, it’s housed the knowledge and wisdom of the Jedi.

Whether you choose to print it in one color and post-process it or print it in separate parts, there are so many ways to add a personalized spin. Just try not to call lightning down on your plastic model.

Who made it? Jukka Seppänen

Who printed it? At least 193 MyMiniFactory users have downloaded this model; that’s a lot of fans ready to bring an epic location to life.

Where to get it? MyMiniFactory

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Ancient Spirit Tree

An old spirit tree with a face carved into it
An old spirit tree with a face carved into it (Source: Jukka Seppänen via MyMiniFactory)

The Old Tree Spirit shows wisdom, age, and beauty. Nature and human characteristics come together to personify an amazing model. Printing with different material types also provides a custom look to your garden. For example, using a PLA-wood composite will bring a whole new look to this decoration.

Who made it? Jukka Seppänen

Who printed it? At least 2,791 MyMiniFactory users have downloaded this model. Printing an item in a wood composite makes for an accurate natural look.

Where to get it? MyMiniFactory

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Advanced Projects

3D printed tree
3D printed tree (Source: pinterest.com)

Now it’s time for those of you who want a challenge. The projects below are more complicated but are much more customizable. Have fun and let the world see what you can do!

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Primeval Forest

Some highly detailed 3D printable terrain
Some highly detailed 3D printable terrain (Source: The Exotic Greeble via Kickstarter)

Kickstarter is an awesome website for new breakthroughs to gain financial backing. But for those of you who didn’t know, it’s also a great place to find hidden gems.

The Primeval Forest is a Kickstarter project that enabled the backer to create an extremely detailed tree model to add to their terrain. Built to be expandable, these trees are great for any forest set.

Where to get it? Kickstarter

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Light-up Wall Tree

3D printed light-up tree
3D printed light-up tree (Source: RCLifeOn via YouTube)

If you have the time, energy, and patience, RCLifeOn’s 3D printed light-up tree project is sure to catch your guest’s eye. Customizable, scalable, and lighted, this project allows you to adapt it to whatever space you want. Even if you decide to make a miniature version just for your desk, it’ll bring just a bit more nature closer to you.

Who made it? RCLifeOn 

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Wall Tree Art

Wall tree art
Place this model in a special spot (Source: th3s1ckb0y via Thingiverse)

Similar to the previous project, these 2D tree art files make the design process just a little bit easier for anyone interested. The light-up upgrade is optional, but when implemented, it makes for quite a unique display in your home. The only thing left to do is to figure out the biggest wall you can put it on!

Who made it? dtm2477

Who printed it? At least 6 Thingiverse users have printed this model, but more than 5,000 downloads mean it’s probably seen more action.

Where to get it? Thingiverse

(Lead image source: solidsmack.com)

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