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I just installed STEP v2.1 and gave it a test run.  I noticed that some tree trunks now look yellow and some have bands of yellow like someone has painted a ring around the trunk.  
In addition when moving the snow on distant mountains flicker.  I made the changes to the Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini as suggested in the Guide:Z-Fighting but it did not make any noticeable difference.  Shadows from trees also flicker a little when you are moving.
I just have the STEP mods installed plus Alternate Start - Live Another Life (I did not install Dual Shealth Redux, Better Shaped Weapons, and Fores New Idles in Skyrim as I feared that I would not be able to figure out how to install them correctly) .   
One thing I was not able to figure out was how to set the Global Priority in LOOT for ELE_Legendary_Lite.esp and RelightingSkyrim_Legendary.esp.  
I have a Skytech Shiva Gaming PC Desktop - AMD Ryzen 5 2600, NVIDIA RTX 2060, 16GB DDR4, 500G SSD.
Thank you for your help.  Here is my Load Order:
  0  0     Skyrim.esm
  1  1     Update.esm
  2  2     Dawnguard.esm
  3  3     HearthFires.esm
  4  4     Dragonborn.esm
  5  5     Lanterns Of Skyrim - All In One - Main.esm
  6  6     Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch.esp
  7  7     Skyrim Project Optimization - Full Version.esm
  8  8     WM Flora Fixes.esp
  9  9     FarmhouseChimneys.esp
 10  a     HighResTexturePack01.esp
 11  b     HighResTexturePack02.esp
 12  c     HighResTexturePack03.esp
 13  d     Unofficial High Resolution Patch.esp
 14  e     Cutting Room Floor.esp
 15  f     Guard Dialogue Overhaul.esp
 16 10     Weapons & Armor Fixes_Remade.esp
 17 11     BetterQuestObjectives.esp
 18 12     Lepidoptera Of Skyrim DLC1.esp
 19 13     Clothing & Clutter Fixes.esp
 20 14     FISS.esp
 21 15     Appropriately Attired Jarls Redux.esp
 22 16     SPTConsistentOlderPeople.esp
 23 17     Invisibility Eyes Fix.esp
 24 18     NARC.esp
 25 19     RelightingSkyrim_Legendary.esp
 26 1a     Weapons & Armor_TrueOrcish&DaedricWeapons.esp
 27 1b     Complete Crafting Overhaul_Remade.esp
 28 1c     Dead Body Collision.esp
 29 1d     Stealth Skills Rebalanced_COMPLETE.esp
 30 1e     imp_helm_legend.esp
 31 1f     Weapons & Armor_TrueWeaponsLvlLists.esp
 32 20     Complete Crafting_TrueWeaponsLvlLists.esp
 33 21     XPMSE.esp
 34 22     iHUD.esp
 35 23     Chesko_LoreBasedLoadingScreens.esp
 36 24     AHZmoreHUD.esp
 37 25     RaceMenu.esp
 38 26     RaceMenuPlugin.esp
 39 27     SkyUI.esp
 40 28     ViewableFactionRanksBothDLC.esp
 41 29     Vividian - Extended Weathers.esp
 42 2a     IcePenguinWorldMap.esp
 43 2b     SkyrimCoinReplacerRedux.esp
 44 2c     SkyFalls + SkyMills + DG + DB.esp
 45 2d     Footprints.esp
 46 2e     Beards.esp
 47 2f     Brows.esp
 48 30     NB-Scars.esp
 49 31     ORM-Arvak.esp
 50 32     WSCO - OcciFemaleVNL.esp
 51 33     Elemental Staves.esp
 52 34     GQJ_DG_vampireamuletfix.esp
 53 35     Mage Outfit Texture Overhaul.esp
 54 36     Animated Weapon Enchants.esp
 55 37     Paralyze.esp
 56 38     BFSEffects.esp
 57 39     DawnguardRuneWeaponsFXSReplacer.esp
 58 3a     DeadlySpellImpacts.esp
 59 3b     dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
 60 3c     Realistic Boat Bobbing.esp
 61 3d     hearthfireextended.esp
 62 3e     TradeBarter.esp
 63 3f     Point The Way.esp
 64 40     Thieves Guild Requirements.esp
 65 41     Oblivion Gates v3 - Skyrim + Dawnguard DLC.esp
 66 42     Oblivion Gates v3 without Markers - Skyrim + Dawnguard DLC.esp
 67 43     SMIM-Merged-All.esp
 68 44     Bring Out Your Dead - Legendary Edition.esp
 69 45     SkyrimImprovedPuddles-DG-HF-DB.esp
 70 46     Skyrim Flora Overhaul.esp
 71 47     EmbersHD.esp
 72 48     PilgrimsDelight.esp
 73 49     The Paarthurnax Dilemma.esp
 74 4a     FarmhouseChimneysCRF.esp
 75 4b     ExplosiveBoltsVisualized.esp
 76 4c     BlockSparkles.esp
 77 4d     mintylightningmod.esp
 78 4e     dD-Dragonborn-Dawnguard-EBT Patch.esp
 79 4f     WondersofWeather.esp
 80 50     Gildergreen Regrown.esp
 81 51     Chesko_Step418_SN.esp
 82 52     Radiant and Unique Potions Poisons and Booze.esp
 83 53     RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Sorted.esp
 84 54     SeptimHD.esp
 85 55     BWS.esp
 86 56     LSFX-Audiosettings.esp
 87 57     DragonShoutVoice.esp
 88 58     IHSS.esp
 89 59     randomthunder.esp
 90 5a     Improved Combat Sounds v2.2.esp
 91 5b     ADS.esp
 92 5c     Auto Unequip Ammo.esp
 93 5d     Better Stealth AI for Followers.esp
 94 5e     ClamsDropPearls.esp
 95 5f     Nausicaa's Tweaker.esp
 96 60     Convenient Horses.esp
 97 61     Dual Wield Parrying_SKSE.esp
 98 62     ESFCompanions.esp
 99 63     Lock Overhaul.esp
100 64     NonEssentialChildren.esp
101 65     NotSoFast-MageGuild.esp
102 66     NotSoFast-MainQuest.esp
103 67     SMDropLitTorch.esp
104 68     Smithing Perks Overhaul_Remade.esp
105 69     TimingIsEverything.esp
106 6a     Traps Make Noise.esp
107 6b     WetandCold.esp
108 6c     WM Trap Fixes.esp
109 6d     BetterQuestObjectives-CRFPatch.esp
110 6e     BetterQuestObjectives-NECPatch.esp
111 6f     BetterQuestObjectives-PaarDilemmaPatch.esp
112 70     Modern Brawl Bug Fix.esp
           Moss Rocks - Legendary.esp
113 71     Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.esp
114 72     Relationship Dialogue Overhaul.esp
115 73     TheChoiceIsYours.esp
116 74     Book Covers Skyrim.esp
117 75     RealisticWaterTwo.esp
118 76     RealisticWaterTwo - Legendary.esp
119 77     Book Covers Skyrim - Lost Library.esp
120 78     RBB - Realistic Water Two.esp
121 79     AOS.esp
122 7a     BetterQuestObjectives - BCS Patch.esp
123 7b     STEP Combined PluginHF.esp
124 7c     Alternate Start - Live Another Life.esp
125 7d     FarmhouseChimneysLAL.esp
126 7e     BetterQuestObjectives-AlternateStartPatch.esp
127 7f     ELE_Legendary_Lite.esp
128 80     Bashed Patch, 0.esp
129 81     DynDOLOD.esp


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I found out what was causing the tree problem: I had installed a more recent version of the Skyrim Flora Overhaul than what was recommended by the STEP guide.  


The flickering on distant mountains is still a problem.

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It is almost impossible to entirely remove Z-fighting on distant mountains. What are your INI settings?

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