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Tree Dragon

Tree Dragon Adult

TreeDragonJuvenile

Tree Dragon Baby

Tree Dragon Egg

Elements: Plant
Earth
Type: Hybrid
Rarity: Ubiquitous
Form: Quadruped Dragon
Diet: Herbivore
Length:
Weight:
Few people are comfortable watching a tree flying in the sky, which is perhaps why this hybrid is misunderstood as ancient and unknowable. The older ones have been known to offer a helping hand to those lost in a forest, or a friendly conversation to those wandering alone.
    —Nogard's description of the tree dragon in The Book of Dragons

The Tree Dragon is a hybrid dragon of the Plant and Earth elements. It's main element is Earth.

Appearance

The most common variant of these dragons is dark brown with a light green belly and a noteably long neck, oak tree dragons.

There are many varieties of tree dragon, each resembling different kinds of tree. Birch tree dragons are for example white with black spots, yet the same species.

Some species have over time evolved into different species, like the Evergreen Dragon, the Garden Dragon and the Sakura Dragon. Keep in mind that Arbor Dragons have little to do with tree dragons and are more closely linked to Forest Dragons.

Abilities

Weapons

Tree dragons are non-violent and do not have weapons.

Defenses

A tree dragon's treelike appearance serves as camouflage. If attacked, their thick, bark-like skin protects them from teeth and claws.

Other Abilities

If tree dragons cannot find enough vegetation to feed on, they are capable of photosynthesizing. They also can suck up water from the soil using their rootlike tails if water cannot be found.

It is sometimes said that tree dragons can communicate with trees, but it is unknown if this is true. The tree dragons seem rather protective of this secret.

Breath Weapon

As with many Plant element dragons, a tree dragon's breath fertilizes plants. The tree dragon's breath works better on trees and shrubs than other plants, however.

Weaknesses

A tree dragon is very top-heavy due to the branches on top of its head. This makes it very easy for the dragon to lose its balance should it get into a fight, and makes them clumsy fliers. They also are slow-moving and have difficulty quickly escaping an attacker.

Habitat

Regions

Tree dragons are found anywhere where the tree is found; forests, jungles, gardens. They are not at all picky about their habitats. They are even found in the Sandara Desert, among ironwood trees.

Preferred home

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Sheltering/Nesting

Diet

TBA

Lifestyle

Behavior and personality

Tree dragons are calm and patient, like their earth dragon ancestors. They are also extremely wise, possibly the wisest in all of DragonVale. They abhor violence and are lovers of peace.

Social Order

Tree dragons often live in close proximity to one another, though they are equally as comfortable alone.

They are known to strongly value family, which inspired wizards to create the concept of "family trees".

Relationship to wizards

Tree dragons are misunderstood among wizards, often portrayed as dumb and clueless, or else, as Nogard says in the Book of Dragons, ancient and unknowable. Both stereotypes are wrong; in fact, tree dragons are one of the smartest dragons in the Vale, and will share their knowledge and wisdom with wizards if they decide to. There are active campaigns to change their stereotype.

It is believed that legends about trees speaking to humans and giving them knowledge and wisdom actually are based on tree dragons.

When in a park

Breeding

The tree dragon is not hard to breed; any combo with the Plant and Earth element may do.

Habitats

The tree dragon is comfortable in Plant and Earth habitats. The Omnitat and Spooky Habitat can also be used.

How to care for

Tree dragons do not require much care, though the habitat has to be cleaned from time to time to clean shed leaves.

Favorite Treat

Every tree dragon loves the taste of Dragon Root.

Life Cycle

Mating

TBA

Birth

TBA

Infancy

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Adolescence

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Adulthood

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Life Span

Tree dragons are long lived and may reach ages of over 400 years. Some specimens have reached an age of over 2,000 years, though these individuals are outliers.

History

Discovery

Like mine dragons, tree dragons have been known for so long that the discoverer has been forgotten.

Origin of name

They were named after their resemblance to a tree.

Magic

Tree dragons are associated with Chloromancy, especially the branch Arboromancy, and Terramancy.

Notable Dragons

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Plant Element Dragons

Primary

Plant Dragon


Hybrids

Poison Dragon - Flower Dragon - Tree Dragon - Moss Dragon - Evergreen Dragon - Lichen Dragon - Cactus Dragon - Ash Dragon - Swamp Dragon - Seaweed Dragon - Pollen Dragon - Willow Dragon - Ironwood Dragon - Malachite Dragon - Meadow Dragon - Luminous Dragon - Fungus Dragon - Nightshade Dragon


Golden Hybrids

Pepper Dragon - Forest Dragon - Conifer Dragon - Ivy Dragon - Thistle Dragon - Orchid Dragon - Thorn Dragon - Bramble Dragon

Earth Element Dragons

Primary

Earth Dragon


Hybrids

Tree Dragon - Moss Dragon - Lava Dragon - Obsidian Dragon - Glacier Dragon - Mountain Dragon - Quake Dragon - Crystal Dragon - Mud Dragon - River Dragon - Dodo Dragon - Sandstorm Dragon - Scoria Dragon - Iron Dragon - Sand Dragon - Glass Dragon - Root Dragon - Cave Dragon


Golden Hybrids

Forest Dragon - Soot Dragon - Arctic Dragon - Geode Dragon - Quicksand Dragon - Plains Dragon

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