Animal Crossing Guide: How To Get Softwood

Welcome Animal Crossing players! Today we are going to talk about one of the most sought after resources in the game, softwood. Softwood trees, also known as gymnosperm trees, are one of the most common types of trees in the game and can be found all over your island. They are easily identifiable by their needle-like leaves that usually remain green year-round. Softwoods prvide a variety of uses for players, from building projects to crafting materials.

So how do you get softwood in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? The easiest way is to hit trees with a flimsy or stone axe. You will find that conifer (evergreen) trees such as pines, cedars and spruces are a great source for softwood logs. Keep in mind that cutting down trees will not grow back, so make sure you have enough wood before you start chopping away!

Once you’ve acquired some softwood logs, there is a multitude of ways to use them. Softwoods can be crafted into furniture items such as chairs and tables and even DIY recipes like toolboxes and workbenches. They can also be used for various building projects around your island, from bridges and fences to outdoor kitchens and sheds.

Softwoods may also be used for customizing your island by adding decorations like tree stumps or flower beds. Placing these items on your island is sure to give it that extra bit of charm! And don’t forget about Nook’s Cranny – you can sell your excess softwoods for some extra bells!

Overall, softwoods prvide many useful resources for players in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. So next time you’re looking for something special to add to your island or just some extra bells, don’t forget about those evergreen trees!

Obtaining Softwood and Hardwood in Animal Crossing New Horizons

In Animal Crossing New Horizons, softwood and hardwood can be obtained by hitting trees with a flimsy or stone axe. Trees that have been hit with the axe will drop either softwood or hardwood, depending on the type of tree. Softwood is typically found in deciduous trees such as Apples, Oranges, Pears, and Persimmons wile hardwood is typically found in coniferous trees such as Cedars, Cypresses, and Palms. As well as this, branches can be found by shaking trees or on the ground.

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Where to Obtain Softwood

Softwood comes from conifer (evergreen) trees, which are classified as gymnosperm trees. Common examples of softwood trees include pines, cedars and spruces. These trees differ from deciduous trees in that they have needle-like leaves that remain green year-round and do not shed annually like broad leaves do. Softwoods are widely used for construction, furniture making and many other purposes due to their strength and affordability.

The Consequences of Cutting Down All Trees in Animal Crossing

If you cut down all the trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the land will remain barren until you decide to replant trees. The stumps of the original trees will remain in place, and you can use the Shovel tool to remove them if desired. If left alone, these stumps won’t cause any issues or affect gameplay. However, if you want to restore the natural beauty of your island, you will need to invest time and resources into planting new trees as there is no way for cut down trees to grow back on teir own.

Getting Softwood Quickly

Getting Softwood in Animal Crossing New Horizons can be done quickly and efficiently through the use of a combination of strategies. First, identify trees that are producing softwood. You can spot them by their distinctive shape, as they are generally larger and more triangular than othr trees. Second, equip an axe before hitting the tree with your tool. Each hit has a chance to produce softwood. Third, you can further increase your chances of finding softwood by shaking trees with a Nook Miles Ticket or Nook Miles+ ticket. Finally, if you have a vaulting pole or ladder in your inventory, you can use them to reach higher branches for increased yields of softwood. With these strategies combined, you should be able to find plenty of Softwood in no time!

Increasing Softwood Supply

To get more softwood, you can chop down trees with an Axe. Each tree will provide up to 30 pieces of softwood, whch can then be sold for 60 Bells each. You may need to leave the area and come back in order for new trees to appear, as only a certain number can be harvested from any given area at one time. Additionally, you may find softwood by shaking trees or by using a Nook Miles Ticket to visit Mystery Islands. Once you have collected enough softwood, it can be stacked up and sold at the local Nook’s Cranny or Re-Tail store!

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The Prevalence of Softwood

Softwood is most commonly found in the Northern Hemisphere, primarily in the temperate and boreal forests across North America and Eurasia. The largest producers of softwood are Russia, Canada, and the United States. Other countries that produce significant amounts of softwood include Sweden, Finland, and China. Softwoods can be divided into two broad categories: conifers which produce cones and have needles for leaves; and hardwoods which are deciduous and produce seeds with a hard shell.

Softwood is harvested from forests all over the world including places such as Scandinavia, Canada, Siberia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. Coniferous trees make up aroud 80% of global timber production. The most common species of coniferous tree used for softwood timber is Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine). This species is widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere growing in boreal forests across Eurasia and North America. Other popular species include spruces (Picea spp.), larches (Larix spp.), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), firs (Abies spp.), red cedar (Thuja plicata) and hemlock (Tsuga spp.). Softwoods are a renewable resource that can be sustainably managed through selective logging practices that favor regeneration of the forest ecosystems they come from.

Can Trees Be Replanted in Animal Crossing?

No, trees do not grow back in Animal Crossing. When a tree is cut down, it will not regrow. The only way to get more trees is by planting new ones. A player can purchase tree saplings from the shop or through Nook Miles rewards, which can then be planted in any available space on their island. Once planted and watered regularly, the tree will eventually become an adult tree that produces fruits or bells.

Consequences of Shaking Trees in Animal Crossing

If you keep shaking a tree in Animal Crossing, there are six possible outcomes. Each time you shake the tree, the outcome is random. You may harvest some fruit, get 100 bells (the in-game currency), find a piece of furniture, disturb a beehive, find a bug, or nothing at all.

When you disturb a beehive, wasps will come out and chase your character around for a few seconds before disappearing. If you are stung by the wasp, you’ll get “stung” status and will slowly lose health until the status wears off or you take a medicine pill.

You may also find bugs that can be sold to Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny store for bells or donated to Blathers at the museum.

Shaking trees is a great way to make money and complete your collection of items! However, make sure to check the time as some trees only have fruit duing certain hours of the day!

Obtaining 30 Iron Nuggets

The best way to get 30 iron nuggets is to mine for them. To do this, you’ll need a shovel and then you can search the ground for sparkles that indicate a hidden rock. Once you hit the rock with your shovel, there’s a chance it will drop an iron nugget. You can also shoot down balloons that may contain an iron nugget, or if you’re working on Tom Nook’s request for 30 iron nuggets, your fellow villagers might occasionally give them to you when you chat. Good luck!

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Can Trees Be Regrown From Stumps in Animal Crossing?

No, tree stumps will not grow back into trees in Animal Crossing. If you want to have a tree grow in the place of a tree stump, you will need to plant one. This means that you need to buy a sapling from Timmy and Tommy’s shop and then bury it on the spot. The sapling needs to be watered every day for the firt week in order for it to grow into a full-sized tree. After seven days, the tree should be fully grown!


In conclusion, softwood is a type of wood harvested from gymnosperm trees, such as conifer (evergreen) trees, like pines, cedars and spruces. Softwood is obtained in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by hitting trees with either a flimsy or stone axe. It is important to note that once a tree has been cut down in the game, it will remain as a stump until it is removed by the player. Softwoods are popular for their versatility in crafting furniture and other items, making them an important resource to have on hand.

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