Disney Dreamlight Valley loves to throw obstacles in your way. There are several objects that will be either blocking your way forward or just blocking areas in general.
These objects need to be removed but as you will soon get to know, you need certain upgrades and items in the game to clear your way.
The following guide will tell you how to remove tree stumps, which you will find plenty of during your progression.
Disney Dreamlight Valley tree stump locations
Expect to come across many tree stumps in nearly all of the locations in the game. You will even encounter them in your starting area.
Initially, you won’t be able to get rid of tree stumps in Disney Dreamlight Valley, especially with the environment customization tool; which can be found in your furniture tab.
This means that you will not be able to remove them to clear the way until a bit late in the game.
The most common areas where you’ll come across tree stumps in Disney Dreamlight Valley are Plaza, Peaceful Meadow, Forest of Valor, and Frosted Heights.
How to unlock/upgrade your shovel to remove the tree stumps
If you have not already figured it out, you need a shovel to remove tree stumps but not just any shovel. You need to unlock your shovel upgrades to make it sturdy enough to dig out the stumps.
Before you can unlock any shovel upgrades, you need to unlock the Frozen Realm in the Dream Castle. The area will require 4,000 Dreamlight to unlock.
Getting access to the Frozen Realm will introduce Anna to the game. Speak with her and she will give you the An Icy Invitation quest.
Completing this quest is how you upgrade your shovel.
How to complete Anna’s Icy Invitation quest
You will be first tasked to get a book from Anna’s old house in the village. Following that, you must gather the resources below.
- 10x Softwood
- 4x Hardwood
- 4x Iron Ingot
- 3x Tinkering Parts
The resources are pretty easy to find. Softwood can be obtained easily in the Peaceful Meadows and the Plaza.
Hardwood will require you to go to the Forest of Valor and Glade of Trust. Do note that you will have to unlock the Forest of Valor for 3,000 Dreamlight.
Iron Ingots can only be crafted at the crafting station with Iron Ore which you can mine by breaking down black rocks in the Forest of Valor. Note that you will need to mine 20x Iron Ore and 4x Coal Ores to craft the required amount of Iron Ingots.
You will also need Iron Ingots to craft Tinkering Parts. Make sure to mine some extra Iron Ore because you will need 6x Iron Ingot to craft the necessary amount of Tinkering Parts for the quest.
Once you have all of the resources, it is time to get your upgraded shovel.
Remember that everything is magic in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Your upgraded shovel is not just any shovel. It is magical as well. Hence, you need to craft a Shovel Blade which can be found under the Potion and Enchantment category.
Now all you have to do is open your inventory and equip the shovel to get your upgraded magical shovel in the game. Congratulations! You can now finally remove any tree stumps in your way to get extra Softwood and Hardwood.
How to remove tree stumps in Disney Dreamlight Valley
To remove tree stumps in Disney Dreamlight Valley, you just need an upgraded Shovel. You can remove the tree stump after selecting the shovel by pressing RT on Xbox and Playstation controllers.
Once you have selected the shovel, you need to position yourself near the stump that you want to remove. Press X or A on your console to start digging the hole and the tree stump along with it.
Each region in Disney Dreamlight Valley has a different type of wood that you can get by digging the tree stumps:
- Plaza: Softwood
- Peaceful Meadows: Softwood
- Forest of Valor: Hardwood and Softwood
- Frosted Heights: Dry Wood, Hardwood, and Softwood