The trees in New Horizons, on the other hand, don't require much maintenance.

The trees in New Horizons, on the other hand, don't require much maintenance.

Planting fruit trees on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the most profitable methods to improve the appearance of your island in the game. These money-making machines will produce fruit every few days, bringing you several hundred Bells — or several thousand Bells if you're growing non-native plants — each time they're harvested. Fortunately, they don't take much upkeep, and you can be relatively confident that they will continue to develop without any complications as time goes on. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when you are planting new trees even growing money trees in ACNH to ensure a successful outcome.


It is the least complicated aspect of cultivating trees that they require minimum upkeep. The plants don't require any watering, and there is nothing you can do to encourage them to grow more quickly. Fruit trees that have reached maturity will produce fruit on their own, without the player's involvement. When trees are newly planted, it will take many days for them to reach maturity; you can monitor their growth by noting their height. If there has been no growth for a few days in a row, one of the following is likely to be to blame:

- Closeness: Make sure to give your trees enough of room to develop so that they can thrive. This usually entails at least one or two free spaces between the tree and any other items in the vicinity.

- Players have reported that the number of trees that can be planted on the island has reached a limiting number. This could be the reason why you're leaving plenty of room for expansion. 

- Random Death: Once the tree has reached maturity, some branches will die at random as the months pass. There is nothing you can do to prevent this from happening, so make sure you have many fruit trees planted in case something goes wrong with one of them.

Cross-pollinating flowers is far more difficult to accomplish than growing trees. Flowers, in contrast to trees, require watering in order to reproduce. It's better to use a combination of the two plants, as an island of only trees is a quite monotonous sight to behold. Growing fruit plants near Nook's Cranny is also recommended so that you don't have to travel across the island to empty your pockets and earn some Bells. Because you don't have to water your trees, you can simply check in on them every few days to see if there is any fruit to pick. As one of the most passive methods to make money in New Horizons, it is also a fantastic method to improve the overall quality of your island.