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Light-bulbWhat is the value of Elder Trees?

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by Katbalutwo Blight - Oct 30, 2013 Star_s5,140 views

Are they worth keeping or a waste of space?

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TBA Torsten who would keep 48 pages of trees? well except you that is .. lol

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be careful, u r limited to 48 pages of trees, then the game crashes constantly

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You may not realise, but if you water your elder tree, then place it in inventory, if you take it out (after that tree's normal havesting time), it will be ready to harvest.

ie, the tree harvesting timer still "ticks" while it's in inventory.

Personally, I don't sell them for shears, better to have them "growing" in my inventory than getting a shear which is easy to post and ask for.

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@Laurianne Sorenson-Mathews - Heirloom Trees will become Elder Trees after being harvested X number of times. I'm not sure what the actual number is, though I think it will tell you in the General Store.

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You will know if its an elder because you can store it or sell it for 1 pruning shear .. normal trees give you coins only if sold .

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What constitutes the tree to become an "elder"?

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Wish we could re-prune elder trees , i have a few payed for trees they should at least let us re-do them ones ..

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It is very important to analyse the drastic game balance change that was implicated by the introduction of heirloom trees. Right now only very few recipes make mathematical sense any more. One of them (I assume in English it must be something like heirloom wlanut stuffed dates), however, requires lemons classic versions. So do not throw those trees away for prune shears u can obtain quite easily from ur friends anyway.
The recipe requires the use of dates as well, but I happened to have more than 6k in store, but will refrain from selling elder date trees, when this runs out.
All the other trees need to be cycled out, ofc. This is coin and water efficient.

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SIGH. I missed that someone answered the question on here. I just found out I couldn't re-prune an elder tree. So I did a search and found this thread where I had asked before. Thanks for the reply btw even if I'm a bit late seeing it. Now I have to decide what to do. I like the concept of having all my trees elder because if I want to do major farm re-arrangeing I can simply store them. But it sounds like I'd have to have some heirloom groves to keep "cycling" trees.

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@Kimberly Farmer

No. Elder Trees are the "prized" versions of Heirloom Trees. After you harvest an Elder tree X number of times (the X will vary depending on tree type), it will become an Elder tree.

Heirloom trees give out special Heirloom versions of the fruit the tree grows. Elder trees give out the original fruit the tree gives out. In other words, a normal Orange Tree gives out Oranges, an Heirloom Orange Tree gives out Heirloom Oranges, and an Elder Orange Tree gives out the same Oranges as the normal tree. Elder trees cannot be pruned again.

Only Elder Trees can be stored in Inventory. Normal Trees and Heirloom Trees can only be sold. This Heirloom to Elder process is a great way put any limited-time trees you may have acquired, whether they are ones you paid real money for or ones you got as a reward for doing a quest task, into your Inventory without having to sell them to make more room on your farm.

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@Alan, are these the same as heirloom trees? if so, how do you store them?? I cant put them in inventory

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I would sell them, they give you a free pruning sheer if you do.

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I sell them immediately and replace the tree with a new one. And the pruning shear makes it so I only need 3 more from friends--I try to request them from friends whose names are still on the list at the end of each day....keep a few on hand. It's mostly orange trees that I've used up, pretty cheap. A few grapefruit and lime...2 each? The profit has been higher than the cost because I've earned well over a million (maybe 2) toward the next expansion and had been stuck on the first million for 2 weeks... (hardest part for me is just not doing quests and grocer's silliness when they'd take most of the functioning of my farm to do. Ignore and do what will make profits to expand, keep animal count high...and get the blue ribbons that I have a thing for....easy to say but easy to forget too)

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@Sharon Gayle - Elder Trees can NOT be pruned again.

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For some quests you do need normal items from non-heritage trees. I suggest keeping the elder trees in storage until you need them.

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So.... I have two of these - I didn't sell and I didn't store - did they revert back to "normal" trees? can I re-prune them? Because when I first started this I figured I'd designate some trees to be pruned and others not because there is still a call for "normal" recipes. So I thought when the 15 harvests ran out - it would go back to a normal tree and I could then re-prune it if I wanted.
I don't want to sell because then I'd have to buy another "normal" tree to replace it.

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The value to me... too expensive. LOL!

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They do still give regular oranges when watered and harvested

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In my opinion, they are a waste of space. While you can store them in your Inventory and use them later to help you with tasks, I haven't come up with any really good reason why to keep them around. So I sell them when I need more Pruning Shears.

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