There are many strategies to dealing with large models (with lots of geometry) such as 3D trees.

 

Over on the Land8Lounge SketchUp Discussion area, I had posted these two links that have many helpful hints to getting SketchUp to run faster/better.

Making SketchUp run faster
http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=36235

How do I make SketchUp run faster
https://sites.google.com/site/sketchupsage/faster/ 

 

Faking Massive Amounts of Trees

http://groups.google.com/group/corner-bar/browse_thread/thread/ade3147643ac4f3d/c37e8249f0fcc222?lnk=gst&pli=1

 

Jim Leggitt has a tutorial on large models over at SketchUpArtists.org

http://www.sketchupartists.org/tutorials/sketchup-and-advanced-modeling/how-to-manage-complex-sketchup-models/ 

 

John Pacyga

VerdantKy.com

 

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