Gaming Game Play & Streaming How to Get Bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Craft new recipes and beautify your island by Evan Killham Writer Evan Killham has been writing about tech and pop culture since 2008. His work has appeared in publications that include Fandom, VentureBeat, and ScreenRant. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Evan Killham Updated on December 23, 2020 Game Play & Streaming Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email Bamboo is a rare crafting material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's a little more difficult to get than other, similar items, like maple leaves, summer shells, and snowflakes, all of which you can pick up or snag in your net while walking around your island. But you can still get them without a lot of trouble, and you have a few different ways to do so. Here's how to get bamboo onto your island and what to do with it once you do. How to Get Bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons The 'normal' way of getting bamboo to grow in your settlement involves traveling to other, mystery islands. Go to the Resident Services building on your island. Access the Nook Stop in the lower-right of the room. Select Redeem Nook Miles. Pick Nook Miles Ticket. This item costs 2,000 Nook Miles, which you earn by doing various tasks on your island. Choose Redeem. The machine will dispense your ticket. Because the next steps depend on chance, you should get several tickets at once to save some trips back to Resident Services. Now, head to your airport. Talk to Orville at the desk and say, "I wanna fly!" At the next prompt, choose Use Nook Miles Ticket. After some dialogue, Wilbur will fly you to another island. You'll know right away if you've arrived at one with bamboo because it will be visible from the plane. If you don't see bamboo, talk to Wilbur to return to your island. Once you arrive, talk to Orville again and repeat the steps to use a Nook Miles Ticket. Keep trying until you get a bamboo island. Once you get the right island, you have a few options. Use your shovel to dig up the marked spots around the bamboo plants to get bamboo shoots that you can plant when you return home. Dig Into How to Get a Shovel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons If you just want the materials and not the plants, use a flimsy or stone axe to harvest bamboo pieces the same way you collect wood from trees. Each bamboo tree will yield three pieces per day. In the spring, hitting bamboo trees with an axe will also get you Young Spring Bamboo, which is another crafting ingredient. You can also collect entire trees to take home to plant; this option saves you having to wait for the shoots you plant to grow. To do so, use your shovel on a tree after you've eaten fruit or a bamboo shoot. Talk to Wilbur again to return home with your bamboo. Other Ways to Get Bamboo While traveling to mystery islands is the standard way to collect bamboo, you can also get it using three other methods: If you buy 100 turnips from Daisy Mae when she visits your island on Sunday mornings, you may receive some bamboo shoots from her in the mail the next day.Your neighbors reward you for doing favors for them by giving you clothes, crafting materials, and furniture. Sometimes, they will give you bamboo pieces or shoots.Once one of your friends who is also playing New Horizons gets bamboo, they can either bring it to you during an island visit or mail it to you at the airport. What to Do With Bamboo You can plant bamboo trees on your island like any other plants, and they can provide a unique look or help you set aside an area for a relaxing garden area. And once you do, each mature plant will produce one more shoot that you can dig up from a marked spot next to the tree. The shoots, pieces, and young spring bamboo you obtain from bamboo trees are also necessary as ingredients to craft furniture and decorations that you can't buy at Nook's Cranny (although you may obtain them from other villagers or by shaking trees). You'll receive recipes for these items in the spring and can get more from message bottles, balloons, and your neighbors. Here are the items and the ingredients you need to create them. Even if you have the ingredients, you can't craft these items unless you've learned the recipe from a card. Item Recipe Bamboo Basket 7 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo Bench 8 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo Candleholder 3 Bamboo Pieces + 2 Clay Bamboo Doll 6 Young Spring Bamboo Bamboo Drum 3 Bamboo Pieces + 2 Softwood Bamboo Floor Lamp 8 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo Lunch Box 4 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo Noodle Slide 7 Young Spring Bamboo + 3 Wood Bamboo Partition 7 Bamboo Pieces + 6 Stones Bamboo Shelf 15 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo Speaker 3 Bamboo Pieces + 1 Iron Nugget Bamboo Sphere 3 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo Stool 5 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo Stopblock 3 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo Wall Decoration 1 Bamboo Piece Bamboo-Shoot Lamp 4 Young Spring Bamboo + 5 Bamboo Shoots + 4 Clay Deer Scare 3 Bamboo Pieces + 8 Stones + 3 Clumps of Weeds Bamboo Wall 15 Bamboo Pieces Bamboo-Grove Wall 7 Young Spring Bamboo + 3 Bamboo Shoots Bamboo Flooring 15 Bamboo Pieces Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Get the Latest Tech News Delivered Every Day Email Address Sign up There was an error. Please try again. You're in! Thanks for signing up. 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