In Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Switch, you might have a lot of fun picking fruits from the various trees strewn over the landscape. However, there may come a point when you want to rearrange the trees so that they form a specific pattern or grove according to your preferences. Even though inserting fruits into any hole in the ground is the ideal way to begin the process of personalizing the locations where your trees grow, you might be wondering what to do with trees that are already on your island and have fruit on them. Are you able to relocate those fruit trees without causing any harm to them?
It seems that you can move any tree that bears fruit without causing any harm to the tree. Within Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it is possible to relocate any tree, and this article will explain how to do so.
How to Move Trees in Animal Crossing
There are two different approaches you can take in Animal Crossing to get fruit trees to grow in the locations of your choosing: You can transfer existing fruit-bearing trees, or you can pluck the fruit off any tree and put it elsewhere. This is a new feature introduced in New Horizons.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to grow new fruit trees, but if you already have trees on your island that produce fruit, you might want to consider relocating them. You simply need two things to accomplish this goal: some fruit to consume and any kind of shovel.
When you consume a piece of fruit, a counter with numbers will show on the upper left of your screen. This will happen every time. Every one of those digits corresponds to a unique action that you are able to carry out just once. For example, you can use your shovel to smash rocks, or, more crucially, you can unearth entire trees without damaging them in any way.
If you use your shovel on a tree that bears fruit while you have at least one fruit perk active, you will be able to dig up the entire tree without causing any damage to it. After you have it in your possession, you are free to replant the tree in any location you like.
If you glance at the tree or move your mouse over it while it is in your inventory, you will be able to determine whether one of your trees is fully grown and bearing fruit. The difference between a typical tree and a pear tree may be distinguished quite easily in the image that is shown above. You can plant a tree by digging a hole in the ground, opening your inventory, selecting the tree you want to plant, and then selecting the option to plant it when you already have a tree in your inventory.
It is important to point out that when fruit trees are still young, they can be dug up without the need for a fruit buff. Within their initial few days of life, trees are still in the juvenile stage of their development. You can determine how old a tree is by attempting to dig it up without having a fruit bonus active. If it grows from the ground up, then it is still a young plant. It is matured to the point that you will require a fruit buff in order to move it if your shovel bounces off of it when you try to move it.
Why can’t I move trees Animal Crossing?
In order to gain the strength necessary to uproot a tree, you will first need to consume a piece of fruit. Only then will you be able to move the tree. Pick a fruit from your stockpile, and then select either “Eat” or “Eat 1,” depending on how many fruits you currently have in your inventory.
Can I move a full grown tree in Animal Crossing?
If you use your shovel on a tree that bears fruit while you have at least one fruit perk active, you will be able to dig up the entire tree without causing any damage to it. Once you have it in your possession, you are free to replant the tree in any location you like.
How do I get a ladder in Animal Crossing?
It is necessary to purchase the Ladder Set-Up Kit Recipe from Nook’s Cranny in order to gain access to permanent ladders. Once you have this formula, you can make as many ladders as you like, but it will cost you 2,000 Bells the first time you make it. You will be able to manufacture a Wooden ladder set-up kit once you have learned the recipe, which will unlock this skill for you.