When you reach Level 3, you can expand your farm to unlock a new and important part of the game: Trees! Ingredients obtained from your Trees can be used to create Crafted Goods in the Crafting Kitchen, Workshop, and Kiln, which you can sell for Coins in your Market Stand.
Like most things in FarmVille 2, Trees require Water to grow. When you first purchase a Tree, it will appear as a sapling on your farm. Water it and it will grow into a full-sized Tree that can be harvested for Ingredients or Wood.
Note: Speed-Grow will only work on Trees that are watered.
Prune your Trees to make them Heirloom, and then harvest them for Heirloom Fruit, which you can use in high Coin and XP crafting Recipes. If that wasn’t enough, Heirloom Trees will also produce Prize Fruit, which will give you more points at the County Fair.
Note: Heirloom Trees have the added benefit of needing less Water and once your Heirloom Tree becomes Elder, it can also be stored in your Inventory!
If you are level 14 or higher, you will see the following pop-up. Click on the “Place Free Toolshed” button to get started.
Before you can start to Prune your Trees, you’ll need a Toolshed to store your Shears. Click on your Toolshed to open the main menu.
This menu shows how many Pruning Shears you have collected.
A – The total amount of Pruning Shears you have. As you Prune Trees, this number decreases.
B – The button to use when you want to collect Pruning Shears from Friends.
C – The button to use when you want to use Pruning Shears on Trees.
D – The number of Farm Bucks required to purchase Pruning Shears.
Using the Pruning Shears:
You can Prune Trees individually (inside or outside of a Grove), or an entire Grove. To use the Pruning Shears, click the “Use” button from the Toolshed menu (see C. above) or hover over a watered Tree and/or Grove, and then click the Pruning Shears icon (see image below).
Note: To Prune an individual Tree inside of a Grove, highlight the Tree that you would like to Prune.
Note: You can use Pruning Shears on any Tree that has not already been Pruned. If you do not have enough Shears to Prune an entire Grove, you will only Prune as many Trees as possible with the number of Shears you have in your Toolshed. If you want to Prune a particular Tree inside of a Grove, simply highlight it in the Grove, and then click to Prune.
Harvesting Pruned Trees:
Before you can craft Heirloom Recipes, you will need Heirloom Fruit. Heirloom Trees will take the same amount of time as before they were Pruned to mature.
Once you harvest your first Pruned Tree, you’ll receive the following message:
Click on the “Post for more Shears” button to ask your Friends for more Shears and also share some Pruning Shears with Friends!
In addition to Heirloom Fruit, you also have a chance of receiving Prize Fruit when harvesting an Heirloom Tree.
Crafting with Heirloom Fruit:
As you harvest Pruned Trees, you will receive Heirloom Fruit, which you can then use in high Coin and XP Recipes! To craft Heirloom Recipes, click on your Crafting Kitchen, and then click on the “Heirloom” tab.
Note: Heirloom Trees and Heirloom Fruit will count towards any quest that requires you to harvest a Tree or craft a Recipe with Fruit Ingredients. Harvesting Trees: For example, harvesting an Heirloom Apple Tree will count towards a quest that asks you to harvest an Apple Tree. Crafting Recipes: For example, crafting Heirloom Apple Pie will count towards a quest that asks you to craft an Apple Pie Recipe.
Heirloom Trees – Additional Information:
- If you want to see how many harvests you have left until an Heirloom Tree becomes Elder, hover over your cursor over it.
- You can only craft Heirloom Recipes using Heirloom Fruit.
- Heirloom Trees and Heirloom Fruit will count towards any quest that requires you to harvest a Tree or craft a Recipe with Fruit Ingredients. Harvesting Trees: For example, harvesting an Heirloom Apple Tree will count towards a quest that asks you to harvest an Apple Tree. Crafting Recipes: For example, crafting Heirloom Apple Pie will count towards a quest that asks you to craft an Apple Pie Recipe.
- You can only earn Prize Fruits from harvesting Heirloom Trees. Harvesting regular Trees will not produce Prize Fruits.
As you Prune your Trees, they’ll mature and eventually become “Elder.” Once a Tree becomes Elder, it will resume production of its original resource (e.g. an Heirloom Lemon Tree that reaches Elder status will produce regular Lemons once again).
The best thing about Elder Trees is that they can be stored in your Inventory or sold for free Pruning Shears! You can store as many Elder Trees as you wish, at any given time.
If you want to see how many harvests you have left until an Heirloom Tree becomes Elder, hover over your cursor over it (see image below).
Once your Tree becomes an Elder, you will receive the following messaging. Click on the “Store Elder Tree” button to store it in your Inventory or click on the “Sell for Shear” button to get a Pruning Shear for free. If you wish to keep the Tree on your farm, click the little "x" in the top right corner of the pop-up.
Once an Heirloom Tree becomes an Elder, harvesting it will count towards Tree Mastery, but it will no longer produce Prize Fruit (only Heirloom Trees produce Prize Fruit).