It has been a while since the CG-Geek, Steve Lund has posted a new tutorial. Perhaps he was busy creating his new Realistic Tree Asset Pack for Blender. The pack features drag and drop realistic trees that are completely rigged and ready to animate — In other words, production ready. The pack has Ash, Maple Poplar and Spruce trees, and can change with the season.
If you were wondering how Steve got that realistic quality into his tree pack, he provides a nice walkthrough. Watch the video to see how the CG Geek puts together realistic animated trees from scratch, using Blender of course. There are lots of tips and techniques pointed out along the way that can help you with the realism of your future work.