I didn´t find a world without trees 🙁
But I just tried to survive without the trees. I did pretend and I still pretend to have no trees. No berries no tree-mushrooms. No trunks, no bark.
Normally it would be a paradise. The mountain is HUGE… gigantic! Not much desert to find some ananas or coconuts though… because… yeah… I have plenty of forest. I found only 2 branches, some twigs… but no bark 🙁 and no trunks or even a bottle.
I can´t make a fire. I can´t build up ANY armor. I have limestone, tongs, refined sand, a furnace… but I can´t lit the furnace… so I am still with only ONE source of water. The shallow fresh water.
If I wouldn´t have those patches of shallow freash water I would have died weeks ago. Yes, I survived for weeks and yes, I am still alive!
There a several small spots of shallow fresh water and there is also one bigger spot which I managed to grow bigger to that point where I am now able to get my water from. But it is dirty and every poisoning can be my very death because I can´t purify any water without a fire and that´s why I can´t mix a healingwater.
In fact I got poisoned quite often. And sometimes I would have died. Several times. But I have some cotton near my entrance. I cultivated it a bit, fought some giant rats and rabbits to get some bonepoles for more shovels and torniquets.
When I was high on HP and low on water I drank the fresh water and got 8 thirst reduced but often becoming poisoned too. If so I drank some more so that at least I wouldn´t need to drink for quite some time and hoped for the poison to cease.
When I was close to death I used a bandage (with peat) (or two or three :() and I managed to survive.