One of the first tasks you’ll have in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch is picking up some Tree Branches for a bonfire. Shortly after that, you’ll use them to make your first DIY project — a Flimsy Fishing Pole. You’ll need even more tree branches to build the rest of your tools.
But what do you do when you seem run out of and can’t find any on the ground? In this guide, we’ll tell you how to find more Tree Branches on your island.
Where to find Tree Branches
The easiest way to find Tree Branches is to look for them on the ground under trees. This is where you’ll find the first dozen or so. More will appear every day or so, so you’ll have an easy supply of them to find.
The other, more immediate way to find more branches is to shake trees — stand next to a tree (not holding any tools) and press the A button to shake it. This is the same way you’ll collect fruit. And, we should note, you can shake fruit out of a tree, and then immediately return to the same tree to shake out a branch.
Not every tree will have a branch in its leaves, but many will — at least enough to build your next tool. Some will drop multiple branches. You can even shake the same tree multiple times before and after it drops a branch, so keep at it.
More importantly, though, trees might also drop furniture and bells. And maybe a wasp nest — we’ll tell you what to do when that happens in our wasp sting guide.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 5
- Getting started 7
Learn the basics
- Every tool’s durability and how long they last
- What happens when you eat fruit
- How to send letters with presents (and wrap them)
- How to cure a wasp sting
- How to move rocks
- How to make chat less insufferable
- What time does the new day start?
- How to customize your phone
- How to turn any photo into a pattern
- How to poop 💩
- Guide to Dreaming and Dream Addresses
- How to back up your island
Buildings and structures
- Upgrading your house
- How to unlock the Shop, the Museum, and more
- How to unlock the Able Sisters tailor shop
- Guide to the Museum
- How to move items and manage your pocket and house inventory
- How to move and rotate furniture
- How to move buildings
- How to build bridges and inclines
- How to upgrade Nook’s Cranny
- Catching critters 10
- Farming for items 8
- Upgrades 7
- Making money (Bells) 6
- Nook Miles 3
- Character and island customization 9
Villager visitors and NPCs
- Complete amiibo guide
- How to make a villager move out
- How to get K.K. Slider
- How to get a 3 star town rating for K.K. Slider
- How to sell bugs to Flick the vendor
- How to sell to the new fish vendor, C.J.
- K.K. Slider song list, music guide
- Jolly Redd’s art, real or fake?
- Celeste Star Fragment DIY recipe list
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons winter Snowflake DIY recipe guide
Seasonal event guides
- Maple Leaf DIY recipe list
- Summer Shell DIY recipe list
- Mushroom DIY recipe list
- Festive Season DIY recipe list
- Perfect Snowboy guide and DIY recipe list
- Young Spring Bamboo recipe list
- Cherry-blossom Petals recipe list guide
- Bunny Day event guide
- Acorn and Pine Cone recipe list
- How to make custom fireworks
- Raffle guide and rewards list
The game’s community
- The year we spent in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Animal Crossing kept up with all the twists and turns of 2020
- Joe Biden sets up his own Animal Crossing island for the presidential campaign
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a much-needed escape from everything
- Animal Crossing outsells Breath of the Wild in mere months
- Animal Crossing’s escapist fantasy is getting a reality check
- Animal Crossing reportedly removed from Chinese retailers following Hong Kong demonstrations
- Animal Crossing hacker group starts free villager service
- Animal Crossing’s fashion is unrivaled
- Animal Crossing players are starting over after dozens (or hundreds) of hours