ty, yeah. That seems to clear everything up.
Still dunno why they weren't sprouting on 12Me21's house.
As far as I can tell, most only need a single block of dirt_with_grass underneath 'em.
Can be out in the ocean, floating 5 blocks up, in the middle of the night, and still spring up.
Just needs lots of time, even with it cut down like that.
N e way, think it would be smooth to add in another texture block for each tree,
that's got more transparent holes in 'em with some branchy looking lines.
I was originally thinking it'll mostly fluff up the outside
- dense bits inside, lighter open branches outside,
but it'd be cool just to generate the trees by randomly flipping between the two,
and let the branchy bits be inside too.
Might try it out with one tree and show you what I mean, then you can lemme know what'cha think.
Edit: oh, I suppose some kinda small bush-like entities would be smooth to add too.