Sapling

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Saplings are newly planted trees. Players can plant saplings by digging a hole and then placing the sapling inside. All tree saplings take four days to fully grow, and contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to water them. Saplings also must be placed in an appropriate spot; the sapling should not be adjacent to any object, including walls and other trees, and the sapling must be grown on grass or dirt, not the beach (except for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where banana and coconut trees can be cultivated on the beach). Saplings can be bought from Tom Nook's Store (from Animal Crossing: Wild World onwards, the store must have upgraded to Nook 'n' Go or above) and the Garden Center in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Saplings cost 60 Bells, and players can plant multiple saplings in one day. There are two kinds of saplings: oak tree saplings and cedar saplings, the latter of which only grow in the top two acres of a town. When the player works for Tom Nook, one of the player's first tasks at Tom Nook's Store is to plant oak tree saplings around his shop. In Tortimer Island in New Leaf, new saplings (called "start") for tropical bushes are available, but they cost a number of medals, not bells.