Trees can be found everywhere throughout the map, even among the canyons and cliffs. Most of them are clumped along the left side of the map and get sparser going east.
Among the trees in the Andes include Kapok, Puya, and Polyepis trees.
""The Andes is home to numerous different plants and animals, many of which have played a key role in the lives of the people who lived there.
For example. the wild potato has been cultvated for over 7,000 years and serves as a vital foodstuff on the high plateaus where it is too cold to grow wheat or maize. Fransisco Pizzaro brought the potato back to Europe after his conquest of Peru.
An endangered tree once vital to the Inca is the Polyepsis, a species related to the Rose. An Evergreen with red, thick bark, the Polyepis has been used for centuries for construction, firewood, and even medicine.""—In Game History