How to Get Bamboo in Animal Crossing

An overview of how to get bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so that you can use the material in DIY recipes.

Miles Vellozzo
Miles Vellozzo
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DIY recipes that require bamboo can be quite hard for new players to complete. This is because bamboo itself is quite a hard resource to come by. So, if you want to learn how to get bamboo in Animal Crossingcontinue reading to find out!

How to Get Bamboo in Animal Crossing?

You can get bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by hitting bamboo trees with an axeEach bamboo tree will drop three pieces of bamboo per day, much like normal trees and wood. The following day, depleted bamboo trees will be ready again to harvest from.

It is important to note that if you use an iron axe, you will chop down the bamboo tree after three consecutive hits. Be cautious of this and make sure you are just using a stone axe or flimsy axe.

The bamboo that is dropped is a stackable crafting material. It can be used to craft a lot of bamboo-related furniture items and DIY recipes. Bamboo furniture items can provide a really zen feel and are used in lots of zen builds.

How to get bamboo in Animal Crossing

How to Get Young Spring Bamboo in Animal Crossing?

You can get young spring bamboo by hitting bamboo trees in the spring season with an axe. Spring falls at different times depending on which hemisphere your island is located in. Spring occurs from February 25th to May 31st for Northern islands, and August 25th to November 30th for Southern islands.

How to get bamboo in Animal Crossing

Young spring bamboo is another variant of the bamboo crafting material, that is only available during spring. As a result, it is used to create some wonderful spring-specific bamboo DIY recipes.

How to Get Bamboo Trees in Animal Crossing?

Bamboo trees can be found on mystery islands. Both Kapp’n’s mystery islands and the ones accessible from your airport can spawn bamboo. There is no way to ensure that you travel to an island that has bamboo trees growing, so it may take a few trips until you find one.

You can dig up bamboo trees just as you can other trees; by eating food and using a shovel. This can allow you to bring back an entire bamboo tree (or more) to your island. This is obviously beneficial as you can then harvest bamboo whenever you want. Bamboo trees are also great when used in zen-themed islands and builds, and so can be used stylistically.

How to dig up trees in Animal Crossing
Eating any sort of food – fruit included – gives you the well-fed buff so that you can dig up trees. This works for bamboo trees!

If all else fails, and you can’t find bamboo trees or bamboo, you can always turn to the wonderful world of player trading! Avenues to explore can include Nookazon as well as Animal Crossing Discord channels to connect you with other players that have bamboo. It is always worth trying to find someone to help you if you are struggling!

You should now have a good understanding of how to get bamboo in Animal Crossing. If you have enjoyed this guide, consider checking out my others!

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Miles is a passionate writer, with a keen interest in writing engaging and intriguing content on all things Nintendo. Franchises such as Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, and Mario have provided Miles with countless hours of fun, thus why he happily writes about them!
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