How to Keep Trees Small and Stop Tree Growth | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Tree Growth Stages

Learn how to keep trees small in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to freeze tree growth and how to grow mini trees!

How to Grow Trees

Steps to Grow Trees

1 Purchase saplings from Nook's Cranny or find one in the Recycle Box at Resident Services.
2 Plant the sapling.
3 Refer to the Tree Growth Stages below.

Other Tree Guides:

Tree Growth Stages

First Day Second Day Third Day Fourth Day Fifth Day
Tree Growth Stages
Nursery Tree Small Young Tree Medium Young Tree Large Young Tree Fully-Grown Tree
ACNH - Cedar Tree Growth

The stages are the same for any kind of tree, including bamboo.

The table above shows the tree's growth per day. Note that the tree reaches full maturity on the fifth day, so you can only stop it from growing from the second to fourth days.

How to Keep Trees Small

Plant Fruit Next to the Tree

ACNH - Plant Fruits Around the Tree

Once the tree has reached the size you want, plant a fruit next to it to stop it from growing into a Fully-Grown Tree. We recommend planting the fruit behind the tree to hide it from view!

Use a Shovel to Move the Tree

ACNH - Use a Shovel to Move the Tree
As long as the tree has not fully grown, you can move it without stamina. This goes the same for shrubs and flowers.

Note that moving a tree to an open space causes it to grow, so be sure to plant a fruit next to it before the day ends!

Other Stamina Guides:

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