The gifts the Great One has bestowed upon us will now take mere decades to breach the confines of Oasis instead of centuries.

Leaf Mother Laurel is the Elder of the Treeminders in Oasis, in the year 2277.


The wife of Tree Father Birch and fellow leader of the people of Oasis, Leaf Mother Laurel spends much of her day wandering around Oasis, tending the plants and flowers, and speaking with the people of the village with her daughter Sapling Yew usually at her side or playing nearby. She believes it is her responsibility to tend to the spiritual and mental well-being of her fellow villagers.[1]

Not much else is known about Leaf Mother Laurel, other than her passion to let the whole Capital Wasteland experience Harold's "gift," contrary to her husband's belief.


Tree Father Birch is her husband and Sapling Yew is her daughter.

Daily scheduleEdit

Leaf Mother Laurel is always in Oasis. She can be found at the outdoor hut in the mornings, sitting on the middle log. She also wanders around in Oasis and maintains the vegetation. She spends her evenings usually sitting on a stump with her husband and sleeps in a secluded spot with both her husband and child.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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  • Oasis: You will encounter her arguing with Tree Father Birch. After Birch talks to you, she will offer you an alternative to his suggestion by giving you Laurel's liniment. If you apply the liniment to Harold's heart, you can speak with her again and be told that Branchtender Linden and Bloomseer Poplar both have presents for you.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Oasis druid hood
Oasis robe
Brass knuckles or
Combat knife or
Knife or
Lead pipe
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Notable quotesEdit

  • "The spreading of His influence is not a curse, it's a great miracle... a benefit meant for the entire Wasteland!"
  • "I'll mourn Him with every ounce of my being. This has been a tremendous loss to the world. If anything, this place will become a memorial to Him lest we may forget."
  • "The gifts the Great One has bestowed upon us will now take mere decades to breach the confines of Oasis instead of centuries."


Leaf Mother Laurel appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

Laurel is the common name for Laurus nobilis, a type of tree. All of the human residents in Oasis have horticultural names.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide