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Nature's Prophet

are a prominent terrain feature in Dota 2. They make up a large amount of the map and are very prominent in the forests that separate the lanes and border the map. block vision and are normally impassable.



on the Navigation Mesh.

cannot be targeted by normal attacks and most abilities, except for a handful of abilities (e.g. Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 61: Could not find Cargo data for "Dance".).

Despite the varying appearance and apparent size of the various , all permanent have an block size of a x unit square.

  • Strictly speaking, do not have collision size. They are driven by the clip mesh like impassable terrain, affecting the navigation grid square it contacts.

The console command to respawn all destroyed on the map is dota_respawn (requires cheats to be turned on).

Respawn Time[]

regrow Expression error: Unexpected / operator. minutes after they were destroyed except if a unit is standing within  range of where they would spawn. In this case, the  respawns once the unit gets out of range. This is to prevent the unit from getting stuck in the .
Modifying Respawn Time



on the Radiant icon Radiant and Dire icon Dire sides of the map.

Each has a ent_dota_ classname in the map entity file. There are currently 2357 in the map since 7.36. The Radiant icon Radiant has a total of 8 different types of assorted Bamboo , Oak , and Pine in use, with a total of 1215 ; while the Dire icon Dire has 3 types of currently in use, with a total of 1142 .

Faction Types Model Count
Radiant icon Radiant Bamboo 00 / 03 0
01 / 02 34 / 78
Oak 01 / 01b / 02 112 / 173 / 112
03 / 04 / 05 / 06 0
Pine 01 / 02 / 03b 501 / 149 / 56
04 / 05 0
Dire icon Dire 001 / 002 / 003 / 005 / 006 / 009 / 010 / 011 / 012 0
004 / 007 / 008 757 / 139 / 246


Certain abilities grant -walking, a buff that allows unobstructed movement through . All flying or unobstructed movement sources also grants -walking while active.

-Walking Sources


Besides the naturally occurring on the map, some abilities can plant that usually last a limited amount of time. These have several differences from the regular on the map.

Planted have a smaller collision size and block less vision than regular .

Planted Sources
  • Acorn Shot (Secondary) icon
    Creates a when targeting the ground.
  • Decoy icon
    Send a decoy illusion to the target location. When the illusion is attacked or hit by a unit-targeted ability, it is destroyed and plants a in its place that applies a lesser Bushwhack icon Bushwhack to enemy heroes around it.
  • Iron Branch - [[Iron Branch#|]]
    Iron Branch icon
    Consumes the item upon cast and plants a , with a smaller collision size.
    Tango icon Tango doubles the health regeneration bonus duration when cast on an Ironwood .
  • Sprout icon
    Creates a ring of around the targeted point or unit.

Interacting Abilities[]

The following abilities interact with or grant certain bonuses while interacting with . More information can be found on the abilities' respective notes.

Interacting Abilities
1 Requires Talent talent.
2a Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter.
2b Requires Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.


Most forced movement sources continuously destroy the entities or affected units directly collide with, while certain abilities destroy in a single instance. More information can be found in the abilities' respective notes. The following listed abilities interact directly with and destroy them uniquely.

Unique Destroying Sources
1 Requires Talent talent.
2a Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter.
2b Requires Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.

Recent Changes[]

Main Article: /Changelogs
  • Increased total tree count from 2122 to 2357.
    • Radiant icon Radiant
      • Reduced tree_bamboo_01 from 48 to 34.
      • Increased tree_bamboo_02 from 70 to 78.
      • Reduced tree_oak_01 from 187 to 112.
      • Reduced tree_oak_01b from 175 to 173.
      • Increased tree_oak_02 from 85 to 112.
      • Increased tree_pine_01 from 296 to 501.
      • Reduced tree_pine_02 from 168 to 149.
      • Reduced tree_pine_03b from 67 to 56.
    • Dire icon Dire
      • Increased dire_tree004 from 695 to 757.
      • Reduced dire_tree007 from 150 to 139.
      • Increased dire_tree008 from 181 to 246.
    Dead Shot icon Dead Shot, an ability that interact with trees.
    • Muerta minimap icon Muerta fires a projectile that ricochets on the targeted tree and is destroyed upon the initial projectile impact.
    Curse of the Oldgrowth icon Curse of the Oldgrowth, an ability that interact with trees.
    • Applies a curse on all enemy heroes within the radius, displaying them in the Fog of War while slowing them and damaging them over time based on the number of trees within the radius. Nature's Prophet Treant icon Treants count as trees for the ability.