I'm making a low poly stylized kind of game. I have a terrain with some water, and I want lots and lots of trees; I have 10,000 trees mass placed, at the moment. Each tree consists no more than 200 triangles, so they aren't too taxing.
The main problem is, there are lakes, and the lakes are quite large. You can't actually see any trees on the other side of the lake, and that looks really bad, especially when you walk there and trees suddenly appear.
To fix this, I have to increase the tree distance so that you can see a decent amount of trees on the other side of the lake, but that reduces performance to 40-50fps, and there is hardly anything else in the game yet. I'm using a GTX 1080, if that helps.
What can I do to make my game run faster with more trees?