Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where to Get Tree Branches

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where to Get Tree Branches

Tree Branches are extremely important for crafting in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's where to find them.

To get ahead in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to gather Tree Branches. In fact, this will be one of the first activities you'll be given by Tom Nook, so you'll need to know where to get them and how to pick them up. We've included all of the info you'll need in this guide. Let's get started!

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Where to Get Tree Branches

To get Tree Branches in Animal Crossing New Horizons, head to nearby trees. Tree Branches will naturally fall off trees and be scattered throughout the environment. You can see this in action in the image below:

Press Y to pick up tree branches | Jake Green/USG

How to Pick Up Tree Branches

To pick up Tree Branches in Animal Crossing New Horizons walk over to them and press Y. This will add them to your inventory. You'll need 10 in order to help Tom Nook build a campfire, so get collecting.

Tom Nook needs branches | Jake Green/USG

How to Get Tree Branches Fast

Another way to procure Tree Branches is to shake trees. To do so, approach a tree and hold A. Some trees will drop Tree Branches after you've shaken them. Be aware that shaking trees can dislodge wasp nests, the inhabitants of which are likely to sting. If you run into this issue then head to this guide on how to deal with wasps.

What Are Tree Branches Used For?

Tree Branches are especially useful during the opening hours of Animal Crossing New Horizons. You need them to make a fishing rod, and to help Tom Nook build a campfire. Make sure you're collecting as many as you can each day, as you'll likely need them for crafting.

Make sure you check out Caty's review of Animal Crossing New Horizons to see what the official USG verdict is. For a look at what the deal is with cloud-saves, head here.

Jake Green

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Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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