You'll be given your very own deserted island when starting up in Animal Crossing New Horizons. It'll be pretty messy at first, and there will be a lot of greenery including weeds and trees. To clear space for living spaces you'll need to chop down trees. Here's how to chop down trees in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
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How to Cut Down Trees
To cut down trees in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need an axe. We're not talking about the flimsy kind, you'll need the real deal. You can find more info on where to get one in this guide. Once you have one, you'll need to hit trees three times for it to fall over. Once it's down, you'll be left with a stump. You can find info on how to remove those in this guide.
Do Trees Grow Back After Being Chopped Down?
Trees will not grow back after being chopped down. As a result, make sure you are certain you want to cut them down. You can plant your own trees, so you can repopulate the greenery if you wish.