The Hyrax Tree is not yet available on the Nook or the Windows Phone.
The tree starts off small and can eventually become the full-grown tree with yellow hearts that you see in Scrat's village. Each time you "level up" the tree, another pink heart is added to it's branches. Once you level up 5 times, the tree will grow, and you start the same process again. To level up, friends must collect from your Hyrax tree.
Even if you never add friends, you will still be able to grow your Hyrax Tree, it will just take longer. Each time you collect from one of the character's villages that has a Hyrax Tree, they automatically collect from yours.
- Before 2014, the Hyrax Tree's income was not affected by decoration bonus. This was changed sometime in March 2014.
- Originally the tree was complete at level 15. More levels were added in 2014. Now it takes longer to complete the tree. The progress bar also used to show how many collections were needed to get to each level, which is how the exact number is known for some of the levels.
- Sometimes trees look like this in other villages when visiting (or this could be what level one looks like? Unknown.):