Read this Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH) Guide to learn about tree & fruit grow back! Learn if trees respawn if you cut them, how to gather efficiently, tips, and more!!
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Do Trees Grow Back / Respawn?
Trees Do Not Grow Back After Being Cut
Unlike rocks that respawn every day, trees do not grow back after they are cut. The stump it leaves will remain a stump and will not grow back even with time.
Fruits Respawn Every Few Days
Don't worry about taking the fruits from trees because they will respawn in a few days. The only way a tree would stop producing fruits is if it is cut down.
Repopulate Island with Trees by Planting
To bring back trees on your island, you'll need to plant them yourself. Seedlings can be bought from Nook's Cranny for a few hundred bells that you can then plant wherever on the island.Check Out How to Open Nook's Cranny Here
How To Gather Tree Materials Efficiently
Only Use Flimsy Axe & Stone Axe
Striking a tree with an Axe three times will result in it being cut down. Use a Flimsy Axe or a Stone Axe to hit trees to gather materials without chopping down the tree.
|Tool||How to Get|
|Flimsy axe||Purchase from Timmy|
- Tree branch x 5
- Stone x 1
|Stone axe||Exchange is Miles|
- Flimsy axe x 1
- Wood x 3
Replant Seedlings After Clearing Trees
If you happen to remove a tree because of some construction, make sure to plant a seedling to replace it on the island. Wait for a few days for it to regrow enough to get materials from it.
Tips For Tree Material Gathering
Hit Trees Once a Day
Every day, trees can be hit thrice to get wood. Make it a habit to hit trees that you pass on your island with your axe to gather materials.Check Out the Recommended Daily Routine
Clear Items Around The Tree
Materials will not drop from hitting trees if there are other items lying on the ground next to it! Make sure to clear the sides first before striking the tree.
Bring Medicine for Wasp Attacks
There's a chance that a Wasp nest may fall down when you strike a tree. Since you can't easily shift to your Net to catch the wasp, it's better to bring medicine to cure yourself if ever you get stung.Check Out How to Find Wasps Here
Tree Materials List
Tree Materials & Their Uses