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* ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'': Xenowarden ships are seamless mixes of technology and plant life that are grown as much as built. The most common models are modular, podlike ships shrouded in large leaves that act as solar panels and armed with spore pod launchers. The largest, rarest capital ships are essentially spaceworthy forests, with numerous titanic trees anchored around a technological core and protected by force fields from the hard vacuum of space. On the one hand, these ships are remarkably self-sufficient, as they run almost entirely on solar power and can produce enough oxygen and hydroponic food to sustain their crews indefinitely. On the other hand, their organic makeup makes them very vulnerable to radiation-based weaponry.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'': Xenowarden ships are seamless mixes of technology and plant life that are grown as much as built. built.
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The most common models are modular, podlike ships shrouded in large leaves that act as solar panels and armed with spore pod launchers. The largest, rarest capital ships are essentially spaceworthy forests, with numerous titanic trees anchored around a technological core and protected by force fields from the hard vacuum of space. space.
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On the one hand, these ships are remarkably self-sufficient, as they run almost entirely on solar power and can produce enough oxygen and hydroponic food to sustain their crews indefinitely. On the other hand, other, their organic makeup makes them very vulnerable to radiation-based weaponry.



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'': Xenowarden ships are seamless mixes of technology and plant life that are grown as much as built. The most common models are modular, podlike ships shrouded in large leaves that act as solar panels and armed with spore pod launchers. The largest, rarest capital ships are essentially spaceworthy forests, with numerous titanic trees anchored around a technological core and protected by force fields from the hard vacuum of space. On the one hand, these ships are remarkably self-sufficient, as they run almost entirely on solar power and can produce enough oxygen and hydroponic food to sustain their crews indefinitely. On the other hand, their organic makeup makes them very vulnerable to radiation-based weaponry.



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* Donald Moffitt's novels ''Genesis Quest'' and ''Second Genesis'' involve travelling in heavily engineered spacegoing Poplar trees that use reflective leaves as solar sails, and whose trunk holds air spaces.


* In the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'', the Ouster "Treeships", which are built around a single, massive living tree made vacuum-sealed and sopaceworthy by containment fields.

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* In the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'', the Ouster "Treeships", which are built around a single, massive living tree made vacuum-sealed and sopaceworthy spaceworthy by containment fields.


* Juraian ships in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' are all sentient, giant trees that just happen to [[OrganicTechnology look and function like spaceships]]. This also means that after being shot down, they can be regrown.

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* Juraian ships in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' are all sentient, giant trees that just happen are shaped to [[OrganicTechnology look and function like spaceships]]. This also means that after being shot down, they can be regrown.regrown as long as the core tree survived.


* In the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'', the Ouster "Treeships".

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* In the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'', the Ouster "Treeships". "Treeships", which are built around a single, massive living tree made vacuum-sealed and sopaceworthy by containment fields.



* ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' has what are called "[[http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0 Dyson Trees]]". They grow into vast orbital habitats. They're genetically engineered giant plants that can survive in vacuum and synthesizes nutrients from ices found in a comets or icy asteroids, into which they're rooted. Inside there is a sealed hollow filled with air, inside which other lifeforms, including humans, can live.

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* ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' has what are called "[[http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0 Dyson Trees]]". They grow into vast orbital habitats. They're genetically engineered giant plants that can survive in vacuum and synthesizes nutrients from ices found in a comets or icy asteroids, into which they're rooted. rooted, and can grow into vast orbital habitats. Inside their trunks and larger branches there is a are sealed hollow hollows filled with air, inside which other lifeforms, including humans, lifeforms -- like humans -- can live.
live, while their spherical canopies support further air- and water-filled habitats, as well as space-adapted lifeforms.


* The Makaiju ["Doom Tree" in the American dub] from Franchise/SailorMoon - originally a tree on an alien planet, when the planet was destroyed it uprooted itself and proceeded to travel through space, sheltering some of the inhabitants of the planet in its roots.

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* The Makaiju ["Doom ("Doom Tree" in the American dub] dub) from Franchise/SailorMoon - ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' -- originally a tree on an alien planet, when the planet was destroyed it uprooted itself and proceeded to travel through space, sheltering some of the inhabitants of the planet in its roots.



* The rocketship in {{ComicBook/Saga}} - apparently there's an entire forest of rocketship trees, and they don't die once they've blasted off. They're very much alive as they travel through space, and seemingly fond of their passengers.

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* The rocketship in {{ComicBook/Saga}} - apparently ''{{ComicBook/Saga}}''. Apparently there's an entire forest of rocketship trees, and they don't die once they've blasted off. They're very much alive as they travel through space, and seemingly fond of their passengers.



* The Tree of Life in the "space traveler" sections of the film ''Film/TheFountain''.

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* ''Film/TheFountain'': The Tree of Life in the "space traveler" sections of the film ''Film/TheFountain''.
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* ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' does this with a tree that's been made into a boat by the local god of evolution. The leaf is a sail, the hull is a floating seed, etc.

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* ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' does this with a tree that's been made into a boat by the local god of evolution. The leaf sail is a sail, leaf, the hull is a floating seed, etc.



* WebOriginal/OrionsArm has what are called "[[http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0 Dyson Trees]]". They grow into vast orbital habitats. They're genetically engineered giant plants that can survive in vacuum and synthesizes nutrients from ices found in a comets or icy asteroids, into which they're rooted. Inside there is a sealed hollow filled with air, inside which other lifeforms, including humans, can live.

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* WebOriginal/OrionsArm ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' has what are called "[[http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0 Dyson Trees]]". They grow into vast orbital habitats. They're genetically engineered giant plants that can survive in vacuum and synthesizes nutrients from ices found in a comets or icy asteroids, into which they're rooted. Inside there is a sealed hollow filled with air, inside which other lifeforms, including humans, can live.



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* The Makaiju ["Doom Tree" in the American dub] from Franchise/SailorMoon - originally a tree on an alien planet, when the planet was destroyed it uprooted itself and proceeded to travel through space, sheltering some of the inhabitants of the planet in its roots.

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* The rocketship in {{ComicBook/Saga}} - apparently there's an entire forest of rocketship trees, and they don't die once they've blasted off. They're very much alive as they travel through space, and seemingly fond of their passengers.


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* Non-space example: In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'', the animals have to find a boat at the end of the valley before the ice dam breaks. The "boat" turns out to be a gigantic hollow log.


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* OrionsArm has what are called "[[http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0 Dyson Trees]]". They grow into vast orbital habitats. They're genetically engineered giant plants that can survive in vacuum and synthesizes nutrients from ices found in a comets or icy asteroids, into which they're rooted. Inside there is a sealed hollow filled with air, inside which other lifeforms, including humans, can live.

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* OrionsArm WebOriginal/OrionsArm has what are called "[[http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0 Dyson Trees]]". They grow into vast orbital habitats. They're genetically engineered giant plants that can survive in vacuum and synthesizes nutrients from ices found in a comets or icy asteroids, into which they're rooted. Inside there is a sealed hollow filled with air, inside which other lifeforms, including humans, can live.

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This is a trope, mainly in science fiction, where a ship or vessel of some kind is literally made out of a tree. Not merely made out of wood, or that a tree was used in the construction, this ship actually looks like (and possibly functions as) a giant tree. A key element is that the tree should be living, and was grown/created/transplanted specifically for the purpose.

Most often used in ScienceFiction, though not necessarily limited to it. In certain cases it may be used to show a race as basically SpaceElves who have both high technology and still are in tune with nature.

A SubTrope of LivingShip. Compare GeniusLoci and WorldTree. See LilyPadPlatform and LeafBoat for more terrestrial examples of plants being used for transportation.
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[[AC:Anime and Manga]]
* Juraian ships in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' are all sentient, giant trees that just happen to [[OrganicTechnology look and function like spaceships]]. This also means that after being shot down, they can be regrown.

[[AC:Film]]
* The Tree of Life in the "space traveler" sections of the film ''Film/TheFountain''.

[[AC:Literature]]
* In the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'', the Ouster "Treeships".
* In ''[[Literature/XeeleeSequence Raft]]'' by Creator/StephenBaxter, one of the strange lifeforms in the high-gravity universe is a species of mobile floating trees. Humans turn them into vessels and steer them through space.
* Creator/AlastairReynolds has a version of this in his Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries. The "Greenfly" infestation that is depicted taking over the galaxy in ''Absolution Gap'' is shown to be billions of self-contained biospheres containing trees and tree-like plants.
* ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' does this with a tree that's been made into a boat by the local god of evolution. The leaf is a sail, the hull is a floating seed, etc.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Pemalite ships use huge trees as computers for their spaceships. Even Ax (whose species' ships have giant biodomes filled with forests and plains) finds it ridiculous.

[[AC:Tabletop Games]]
* Space vessels created by elves in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' setting are grown, not built, from living, leafy trees.

[[AC:Web Original]]
* OrionsArm has what are called "[[http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0 Dyson Trees]]". They grow into vast orbital habitats. They're genetically engineered giant plants that can survive in vacuum and synthesizes nutrients from ices found in a comets or icy asteroids, into which they're rooted. Inside there is a sealed hollow filled with air, inside which other lifeforms, including humans, can live.

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* Non-space example: In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'', the animals have to find a boat at the end of the valley before the ice dam breaks. The "boat" turns out to be a gigantic hollow log.
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