Trees in Cities - The Complete Pack is a collection of CoffeeAddictUK's (better known as The Coffee Guy) mod series, Trees in Cities. Trees in Cities - The Complete Pack attempts to add more trees to Skyrim's cities, while giving each city trees unique to their style. Something that always bothered me about mods that added flora to Skyrim's city was the overpowering amount of trees and undergrowth they added. Trees in Cities maintains a great balance between new content (in this case, trees) and the vanilla look, which is something that few mods do.
Trees in Cities requires only the latest version of Skyrim. It is incompatible with Open Cities.
The version tested is 1.0.0.
Skyrim is a beautiful game, to be sure, but it's cities are somewhat less interesting. They feel far less alive. And while some of this apparent lack of life is understandable for certain cities, major hold capitols such as Solitude, Markarth or Whiterun should be teeming with life. There are mods that add more people, or new buildings, but there are few that add flora and plantlife to the cities. Trees in Cities - The Complete Pack aims to do just that, and it accomplishes its goal exceedingly well.
Trees are hand-placed in logical locations for 5 holds - Whiterun, Markarth, Riften, Solitude, and Windhelm. Having walked through them myself, Trees in Cities makes a far bigger difference than most people would think. It doesn't just add trees - it removes some of the emptiness in the larger cities that is all too apparent.
Trees in Cities is a great mod not just because of the above reasons, but also because the author clearly paid attention to detail. For example, in Riften you can now find aspen trees dotted around the market and surrounding buildings. All the trees fit their environments which helps add to the immersion, unlike some mods that detract from it.
Trees in Cities doesn't have any impact on performance, at least as far as I could tell (I tested on a high-end and low-end computer), so you shouldn't have any trouble there.
From a realism standpoint, Trees in Cities makes a lot of sense, too. Real cities aren't barren, treeless places. After all, even New York has Central Park.
I would highly recommend Trees in Cities to any and all players. If you do decide to download it and you enjoy it, be sure to endorse the mod on the Nexus. The author deserves the support.