Additionally, does any crop in vanilla Minecraft die over time? Apricorns don't even die so I'm left wondering why berries do? They don't die in the mainline Pokemon games as far as I'm aware. So the reasoning for this mechanic is a mystery to me.
I'd *humbly* suggest removing the death mechanic to berry trees and make them work like any other crop. For my sanity and probably many other players'. Thank you for reading.