The Wind Waker Withered Trees

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After the Korok Ceremony, many of the Korok will fly off to islands throughout the Great Sea and plant these Withered Trees to help spread the Great Deku Tree's Forest. However, without proper water, these trees quickly become withered and will need Forest Water in order to be nurtured back to health.

Link will need to get Forest Water from the Forest Haven. He will then need to travel across the Great Sea and water all eight of the Withered Trees. This is a timed mission though as after 20 minutes, the Forest Water will revert back to normal Water. If Link saves seven or fewer Withered Trees in the 20-minute period, then he will fail the mission and all previous Trees will once again wither. In order to successfully accomplish this mission, Link will need to have learned the Ballad of Gales.

You can speak to the Great Deku Tree to learn the location of the Eight Withered Trees. The chart shows one of the many routes that can be taken to complete this quest in under 20-minutes. This is not the only route that can be taken, but it is one of the more efficient routes. Successfully watering all Eight Withered Trees with Forest Water will lead to Link earning a Piece of Heart.

In The Wind Waker HD, this task is much easier due to the added 10 minutes before the forest water becomes normal water (30 minutes total), and to the Swift Sail, which can be acquired in the nightly auction house on Windfall Island,

Locations

Order Location Description
1 Cliff Plateau Isles To get here, sail east from Forest Haven. Once there, go up the slope of the small island, and go down into the Secret Cavern. To cross the platforms, spin them with the Deku Leaf or glide ovr to platforms. Next, go around the wall of thorns by walking slowly so you don't run into it. Defeat the Boko Baba to get a Baba Bud. Use it to get to the tops of the trees then glide to the chest holding a JOY PENDANT.

After opening the chest, some of the thorns dissappear. Go back to the Baba Bud to go back to the stump's tops. Use a Fire Arrow to burn the wooden gate nearby. Use the deku leaf to glide to the gate and go up the hole. You get a chest hold Treasure Chart #25, a Blue ChuChu, and finally, the first tree. Water it and go back through the cavern to the boat for the next part.

2 Shark Island Warp to Southern Fairy Island and sail west. Simply run up to the island, find the tree, water it, and go back in the boat!
3 Greatfish Isle Warp here, and follow the corkscrew path. Real Easy. You can also get a piece of heart. From the tree, after watering it, change the wind west and glide to the big part of the isle in the west. Once there run north to the steep wall. look around the corner to see the piece of heart chest. Chenge the wind to north, jump off and glide to the chest. Go back to the boat.
4 Needle Rock Isle Sail SW from Greatfish. Run up to it and water and go back to the boat.
5 Private Oasis Warp to Tower of The Gods and sail south. It's by the pool.
6 Eastern Fairy Island Warp to Tower again and sail north. Simple.
7 Mother and Child Isles Warp to Tingle Island and sail NW. It's by the Goron(Wandering Merchant).
8 Star Island Sail North from Child Isle. Finally! I'm done! I had about 2-3 minutes left? Did you do so good? If not, go back to Forest Haven and get a new bottle of water. If you did it, congrats! Your Piece of Heart will come out of the tree.