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Do tree stumps grow back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Once you upgrade your axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it’s time to start being careful when it comes time to gather wood for crafting. After three swings of the axe — or just one if you’re energized from eating fruit — you’ll chop trees down entirely and reduce them to a mere stump in the ground. That can only prompt one important question: “Do tree stumps grow back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Stick with this guide for everything you need to know about whether or not trees grow back in the first Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch game.

Do tree stumps grow back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Do tree stumps grow back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Just like in real life, once a tree has been chopped down using an axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it will not grow back. No matter what species of tree it is or how long you wait, once the trunk has been felled all that will ever remain is a stump in the ground.

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Can trees grow back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

  • It’s possible to chop trees down by hitting them with axes.
  • Felled trees leave a stump in the ground.
  • Tree stumps can not grow back into healthy trees.
  • None of these things will affect the growth of a tree stump:
    • Watering the tree stump.
    • Waiting a long time for it to grow.

Stumps can be removed by digging them up with a shovel, though keeping some around can help with attracting certain bug species to catch and add to your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Critterpedia.

If you want to avoid cutting any more trees down, take care not to hit any single tree more than twice a day with your axe. Also, be sure not to hit trees after eating fruit.

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