The Tree of Might (神精樹, Shinseijū; lit. "God Spirit Tree"), nicknamed the "Tree of Death" by King Kai, is a tree that grows the fruit of the Tree of Might. It appears in the movie Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might.
The origin for the idea of the Tree of Might was from an Asian ginseng that producer Morishita Kouzou received as a souvenir. Hearing the Asian ginseng sucks up a field's nourishment to grow larger, he was given the idea for the Tree of Might.
This tree is used to spawn the fruit of the Tree of Might after enough energy and life force is absorbed through the tree's roots, but like a regular plant, it needs a suitable atmosphere to survive (such as Earth's). As such, large amounts of energy are required to supply the fruit's growth; the tree essentially sucks the planet that the seed was planted on dry. King Kai said that only Kai (Kami to be more exact, which is the plural for "gods" in Japanese; he actually says "Gods" in the English version) are meant to eat the fruits. Because of all this, the Tree of Might is not considered evil but simply requires such a massive amount of energy to grow, few if any planets can sustain it without dying.
The extract from the tree can be used to revive long-since dead organisms. Turles used extract from the Tree of Might to revive Rasin and Lakasei, two members of the Beenz people, a long extinct and extremely intelligent alien species. The Turles Crusher Corps. came to Earth and planted the Tree. It was destroyed by Goku when he used a Spirit Bomb that killed Turles.
- In the Bridge Entertainment version (or "Big Green" dub), the Tree of Might is known as "The Sacred Tree".
- In the Malaysian-English Speedy Video dub, The Tree of Might is known as "The Shinray Tree".
- The Tree of Might is most likely a reference to the Tree of Life.
- ↑ "Akira Toriyama - The World anime special book"