This is a guide to chop trees to get wood, chop them down, and pull them up in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Learn how to use an Axe to get wood, hardwood and softwood.
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In order to start getting items like wood, hardwood, and softwood, you'll need to start off with a Flimsy Axe.
The Flimsy Axe and Stone Axe are not able to chop down trees. In some way, this makes them useful, as a real Axe will always cut down a tree on the third strike, so you're better off using a Flimsy or Stone Axe when you don't want to cut down a tree.
Once you've repaid the initial loan of 5,000 Miles to Tom Nook, you'll be able to purchase the Pretty Good Tools Recipes for 3,000 Miles from Nook Stop on the “Redeem Your Miles” screen. This will give you access to a variety of non-Flimsy tools, including the Axe.
Equip the Axe, get close to the tree and let 'er rip! After three strikes, the tree will come crashing down.
After cutting down a tree, a stump will remain in its place. If you want to get rid of the stump to plant something else in its place, you can pull it up with any kind of Shovel, including the Flimsy Shovel.
To pull up a Tree, the first thing you'll need is a Shovel. Any Shovel, including the Flimsy Shovel, will work fine. You can craft a Shovel at a DIY Workbench, after receiving it from Blathers.
Stumps can be pulled up at any time, but to pull up a whole tree, you'll need a little power boost. By eating a fruit, you can gain a point of stamina, up to a maximum of 10 points. For each point of stamina, you'll be able to lift one full tree out by its roots using a Shovel.
The Stamina meter will be visible in the top right of the screen after eating a Fruit.
There are some bugs which will only appear on stumps. It's a good idea to leave a few stumps around to try to hunt for these rare bugs.
After you've cut down a tree, you can use the stump as a chair. If you cut down a tree in a spot with a view, you can take a nice picture with your Villager!
If you've pulled up a full tree without cutting it down, you'll be able to replant it in a new spot. After you've pulled up a tree, it will appear as an item in your bag, and you'll be able to plant it again at any time and place with it already fully grown, without needing to start again from a sapling.
|Beginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons||Unchangeable Features|
|Choosing a Hemisphere||Best Island Layouts|
|What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island?||Picking an Island Name|
|Best Tent Location||How to Cross the River and Water|
|How to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits||How to Climb Cliffs|
|What Happens When You Eat Fruit?||How to Get Rid of a Bee Sting|
|What Happens When You Faint?||When Does a New Day Start?|
|How to Use the Camera||How to Use the Rescue Service|
|How to Add Best Friends||-|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Things to Do Every Day||All Island Shops and Facilities Upgrades|
|New Horizons 100% Checklist||Time Traveling Guide|
|How to Increase Inventory Space||How to Get Presents from Balloons|
|Max Villagers and How to Get New Villagers to Move In||How to Kick Out Villagers|
|How to Get Specific Villagers You Want||How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating|
|Infinite Tarantula Island - How to Get or Create It||Art Guide | Complete List of Artworks and Fakes|
|Money, Miles and Shopping|
|Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List||Nook Miles+ Challenges and Rewards|
|Nook Stop Explained||Spending Nook Miles|
|How to Get Nook Miles Fast||How to Make Money Bags (Bell Bags)|
|How to Get Bells (Money) Fast||Money Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times|
|How to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots||How to Get Bank Interest|
|Should You Use the Drop-Off Box?||How to Get the Royal Crown|
|House and Storage|
|How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House||How to Move Your House|
|How to Store Furniture and Other Items||Designing Your House - How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode|
|How to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank||Feng Shui Color and Effect Guide|
|How to Get Rid of Cockroaches | Catching Cockroaches||How to Get Moving Wallpaper|
|How to Get Moving Flooring||-|
|Reimagine Your Character|
|How To Make A Passport | Passport Title List||Changing Hair and Face|
|How to Get Bedhead / Fix Bedhead||-|
|Reshape Your Island|
|How Close Can You Plant Trees?||How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees|
|How to Get Palm Trees on Your Island||How to Build a Bridge|
|How to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines||How to Break Rocks|
|How to Change the Island Tune||How to Use Island Designer|
|List of NookPhone Apps||Mystery Island Tour and Nook Miles Ticket Guide|
|How to Unlock Reactions||How to Send Letters and Postcards|
|Wish on a Shooting Star to Get Star Fragments||Lost Item Guide|
|Party Play | Playing on One Switch||Online Play|
|What Can You Do Online?||-|
|System Requirements||List of Controls|
|Maintenance | How to Fix an Error||How to Delete Save Data|
|How to Add or Delete Players||Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?|
|amiibo Compatibility||NookLink Features|
|The Language Setting||How to Pre-Load|
This is a good tactic if you're looking for softwood or need more wood for that. But still, it should eat into a lot of time, right?
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