Table of Contents:
- Types of Hatchets
- Types of Trees
- Dungeoneering Woodcutting
- Daemonheim Resource Dungeon
- Tai Bwo Wannai Clean Up
- Lumberjack Clothes
- Bird Nests
- Evil Tree
- Money Making
- Training Methods
- Tree Respawn Times
- Tips and Tricks
- Jadinko Lair
- Temporary level boosts and Quest rewards
- Cape of Accomplishment
The following table shows what level attack you need to wield a hatchet, and what level woodcutting you need to use each hatchet. If you cannot wield the hatchet, you may still use it as long as you have the required woodcutting level and have the hatchet in your inventory.
Level To Use
Dwarven army axe
Sacred clay hatchet
Special Types of Hatchets:
As a reward for lighting 14 beacons in the Beacon Network Activity you receive the Inferno Adze. This item functions as a Dragon hatchet when used as a hatchet. There is a 25% chance of incinerating logs while woodcutting, providing both Woodcutting XP and Firemaking XP at the same time.
With the points gained from the Stealing Creation Activity you can buy a Violate or Morphic tool. These can be turned into a Clay hatchet. A Violate tool will randomly turn into a new tool and give 120% extra experience before it disintegrates. On the other hand, a Morphic tool will turn into the tool of your choice, but only give 100% extra experience before it disappears.
|1||25||No||Wilderness, Draynor Manor Map, and Goblin Village.|
|1||25||No||Heroes' Guild, and near the Ice Mountain.|
Achey tree logs
|1||25||Yes||South of Castle Wars, and north of Oo'glog.|
Northeast of Lumbridge Castle, Draynor Village,
south of Rimmington, north of Seers' Village bank,
east of Port Sarim, west of Fred's farm in Lumbridge,
west of Witchaven, west of the Barbarian Assault
arena, southeast of Yanille.
Southwest of Castle Wars,
Tai Bwo Wannai Village,
Ruins of Uzer, Kharazi Jungle,
Ape Atoll, and on the
islands northeast of Mos Le'Harmless.
|Cursed Willow Tree Roots||
Cursed willow logs
|37||15||Yes||After the Summer's End
quest in the caves north
of the ruined farms in
In the first cave that the
Corporeal Beast is found in.
|45||100||No||North of Seers' Village bank, West of the Legends' Guild,
West of Sinclair Mansion, and on the Daemonheim woodcutting island.
|45||82.5||Yes||East of Canifis.|
Tai Bwo Wannai Village, Ape Atoll, Kharazi Jungle,
and on the islands Northeast of Mos Le'Harmless.
|Arctic Pine Tree||
Arctic pine logs
|54||140.2||Yes||Neitiznot (must have started The Fremennik Isles quest).|
|58||165||Yes||North of Oo'glog.|
North of Varrock Palace, south of Varrock Church,
south of Falador, west of Port Sarim, north of Rimmington,
south of Edgeville, between Draynor Village and Lumbridge,
Lumbridge graveyard, south of Seers' Village, west of Catherby,
and in southeastern part of the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
|Choking Ivy||None||68||332.5||Yes||On the northern wall of the Falador park,
On the northern wall of the Varrock Palace,
On the southeastern outer wall of the Varrock Palace,
On the south side of the southern wall of Falador,
Southeast of Taverley,
On the eastern wall of the East Ardougne church,
On the north side of the north wall of Yanille,
On the southern wall of Castle Wars
South of Seers' Village, near the Legends' Guild, Lletya,
Tree Gnome Stronghold, east of the Mage Training Arena,
in the Varrock Sewers Resource Dungeon and at the farm ruins (Wilderness level 23).
|Cursed Magic Tree||
Cursed magic logs
|82||275||Yes||Farm ruins (Wilderness level 23, after the Spirit of Summer quest).|
|85||320||Yes||Cut from a Bloodwood tree.
Wilderness locations: Chaos temple, Northeast of the Demonic Ruins and South of the Pirates' Hideout.
Quest related locations: Soul Wars (after Nomad's Requiem), The ritual plateau (after Ritual of the Mahjarrat) and outside the Darkmeyer Arboretum (after The Branches of Darkmeyer).
|90||325||Yes||Southeast of Falador,
South of Yanille,
Southwest of Lletya,
North of the Legends' Guild,
South of the Piscatoris Fishing Colony,
South of Draynor Village,
Tree Gnome Stronghold,
Southeast of Varrock,
South of Edgeville,
and Northwest of Rimmington.
|Crystal Tree||None||94||434.5||Yes||West of Falador,
South of Yanille,
West of the Observatory,
North of Seers' Village flax field,
West of Brimhaven,
Southeast of the Rellekka lighthouse,
and the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
While training the Dungeoneering skill, you will occasionally see different types of trees that you can cut down. The branches you receive can be used in either the Firemaking or Fletching skill. You will only be able to cut trees in dungeons with a Complexity level of 2 or above. For more information on what you can make with these branches, please refer to our Fletching guide.
Below is a table showing all the different kinds of hatches available to you while Dungeoneering.
Level To Use
Below is a table showing all the different kinds of trees that you can cut down while Dungeoneering.
|Tree Name||Image||Branch Name||Image||Woodcutting
Level To Cut
|Tangle Gum Tree||Tangle gum branches||1||35||No|
|Seeping Elm Tree||Seeping elm branches||10||60||No|
|Blood Spindle Tree||Blood spindle branches||20||85||No|
|Utuku Tree||Utuku branches||30||115||No|
|Spinebeam Tree||Spinebeam branches||40||145||No|
|Bovistrangler Tree||Bovistrangler branches||50||175||Yes|
|Thigat Tree||Thigat branches||60||210||Yes|
|Corpsethorn Tree||Corpsethorn branches||70||245||Yes|
|Entgallow Tree||Entgallow branches||80||285||Yes|
|Grave Creeper Tree||Grave creeper branches||90||330||Yes|
If you enjoy Dungeoneering, there is a resource dungeon on Daemonheim that has a few rare trees inside it, including maple trees accessible on free-to-play worlds:
|30||On Daemonheim, near the boat to Al kharid, on the south eastern tip of the island||8 Maple trees, 6 Willow trees and 3 Yew trees (Yews required completion of the Medium Daemonheim tasks).|
In the Tai Bwo Wannai Clean Up activity you need the help out the villagers by cutting back the jungle plants around their village and repairing the fence, that surrounds the village. To start helping the villagers, you must have completed the Jungle Potion quest. Additionally, you need a manchete to cut down these plants. Below, you can find a list of the jungle plants you might encounter and the available machetes. For more information on the activity, refer to the Tai Bwo Wannai Clean Up activity guide.
|Tree Name||Image||Logs Name||Image||Woodcutting
Level To Cut
|Light Jungle||Thatch spar light||10||32||Yes|
|Medium Jungle||Thatch spar med||20||55||Yes|
|Dense Jungle||Thatch spar dense||35||80||Yes|
Level To Use
|Member's Only||Where Found|
|Machete||1||Yes||Bought at the general stores in Tai Bwo Wannai Village and Shilo Village for 57 coins|
|Opal machete||1||Yes||Bought from Gabooty in Tai Bwo Wannai Village for 600 Trading sticks.
Made by Safta Doc in exchange for 3 cut/uncut Opals, 1 Gout tuber, and 300 Trading sticks.
|Jade machete||1||Yes||Bought from Gabooty in Tai Bwo Wannai Village for 1200 Trading sticks.
Made by Safta Doc in exchange for 3 cut/uncut Jades, 1 Gout tuber, and 600 Trading sticks.
|Red topaz machete||1||Yes||Bought from Gabooty in Tai Bwo Wannai Village for 2400 Trading sticks.
Made by Safta Doc in exchange for 3 cut/uncut Red topazes, 1 Gout tuber, and 1200 Trading sticks.
Lumberjack clothes are a possible reward from the Temple Trekking/Burgh de Rott Ramble activity. When worn, each piece will give you an additional amount of experience while cutting trees. The complete set will yield you a 5% experience bonus per log chopped.
Level To Wear
Occasionally, a Bird nest will fall out of a tree. If you search a nest you might receive items such as Rings, Seeds for Farming, and Bird's eggs. The bird's eggs can be incubated and raised as pets using the Summoning skill. Empty nests can be ground up and used to make Saradomin brews.
Note: Wearing a strung rabbit foot increases your chance in receiving a bird nest.
Your woodcutting skills can be used to make canoes for travelling along the river Lum, which runs from Lumbridge up to level 35 wilderness. To cut a canoe out of a tree you will need a hatchet as well as a certain Woodcutting level (see table below). For any questions about Canoes, you can talk to the nearby stationguard.
How to make a Canoe:
- Head to one of the stations and cut down the unusual big tree there.
- Click on the fallen tree and select the canoe you want to make.
- Push the canoe into the water by clicking on it.
- Click on the canoe and select where you want to go. Remember, higher level canoes can float further than the others, and give more woodcutting experience. It is there advised that you build the highest level canoe you can make.
There are 5 stations located along the river Lum where you can travel to. From South to North (you can travel both ways), they are:
- Lumbridge, at the west side of the river, just east of the furnace
- Champions Guild, at the east side of the river, just west of the wheat field.
- Barbarian Village, at the east side of the river, south of the bridge to the village.
- Edgeville, at the east side of the river, south of the bridge.
- Level 35 Wilderness, the little lake south of where the Moss Giants are, between Red Dragon Isle and the Lava Maze. Only Waka canoes can come here. WARNING: You cannot go back from this station!
Types of Canoes:
|Experience||How Far It Can Travel.|
|Log||12||30||One station away, cannot enter wilderness.|
|Dugout||27||60||Two stations away, cannot enter wilderness.|
|Stable Dugout||42||90||Three stations away, cannot enter wilderness.|
|Waka||57||150||Any station on the river, including the wilderness exit.|
In the Evil Tree Distractions and Diversions you help the Leprechauns with getting rid of the Evil trees that they have accidentally grown. These Evil Trees need to be cut or burned down to preserve the forest. There are two ways start aiding the Leprechauns, you can search for newly growing Evil Trees yourself or wait for others to find them and join in just to take them down. If you have completed the Tree Gnome Village quest, then you may hunt for the sapling yourself, which will grow into Evil Trees. When a sapling has sprouted, it can be nurtured using the Farming skill to speed up its growth. Once a sapling has fully grown into an Evil Tree, then you can dispatch of it by using your Woodcutting and
Firemaking skills. Once an Evil tree has been put to death you may clean your reward, consisting of noted logs, random items, and the temporary ability to automatically bank logs if your inventory is full. For more information, please refer to the Evil Tree Distractions and Diversions guide.
To make money out of your woodcutting at a lower level we recommend you chop regular or oak trees. Both these type of logs are in in high demand by players training their Fletching or Construction skill. You can either fletch the regular logs into arrow shafts or just sell the logs themselves. Oak logs are bought by players training their Construction skill to be made into planks. When you have achieved level 40 in woodcutting you could switch to willows, tough they do not sell for that much compared to regular and oak logs. If you are after money and not so much after experience you should stick with chopping regular or oak trees.
Once you reach level 60, Woodcutting becomes a interesting tool for moneymaking as it will be easy to chop maple trees (requires 45 Woodcutting). Maple logs are very popular with players training their fletching. Non-members are also after these logs since they are the only cheap alternative compared to yew to train their Firemaking skill on. From level 75 on this skill becomes a great way to earn money. Cutting yew logs at this level is the best option you have to earn money as they are in high demand by fletchers going for a Fletching skillcape. You may be able to cut magic trees at level 75 which, we recommend you stick with yews. Although magic logs sell for a lot more, you should wait until you have reached level 85. Even if you passed the level 85 mark, chopping magic logs in bulk will still take you days.
To start off your Woodcutting training look for locations with many regular trees or dead trees and start chopping. Draynor Village, Draynor Manor, and Seer's Village are great places to train as they have a bank nearby. What to do with the logs? You can either bank them to be sold afterwards, or use them to train your Firemaking skill. Members have the option to fletch the logs into arrow shafts. The advantage of using this last method is that you do not have to be near a bank. At level 15 you could switch to oaks but until you reach level 20, cutting oak trees will be very slow. If you in the neighborhood of Draynor or Seer's Village, you can switch between oak and regular trees if you feel the need for it.
Because of the fact that cutting willows at level 30 or teaks at level 35 is considerably slow, the best trees to be chopped from level 20 to 40 are oaks. Quite a lot of oak trees can be found east of Draynor bank, West of Catherby bank, and near Castle Wars.
When you reach level 40, chopping a full inventory of willow logs will become substantially faster. Non-members who wish to bank the their logs should head over to the willow trees just southwest of Draynor Bank. Just west of Draynor village and a it further away from the bank are another four willow trees. If you are F2P and are only after fast experience, then the place to be is the willow trees just south of Rimmington. This location is not as popular as the only option to get rid of your logs is to sell them to the local general store. Members who have completed the Rocking Out quest may also train at this location since this quest unlocks the ability to deposit logs in your locker. There are two additional locations for members where willow trees can be found near a bank. North of Seer's Village is on of them. The other spot can be found just outside of the entrance to the Barbarian Assault arena. Players may use the deposit box at the Barbarian Assault complex to bank the logs. Member who wish to make a fair amount of money out of Woodcutting can switch to teaks instead of willows. Locations with teak trees suitable for training can be found southwest of Castle Wars, on Ape Atoll, in the Kharazi Jungle, and on the island northeast of Mos Le'Harmless. Member who have started the Tai Bwo Wannai Clean Up activity may chop teak trees at the Teak and Mahogany plantation east of the village at the cost of 100 trading sticks per trip. Although there is no bank in the village, you can use Rionasta's parcel service to bank your logs. Rionasta will take any item to the bank for a fee of 10 trading sticks. Chopping maples at level 45 is not a good idea as it is quite slow. Therefore, members should to hold off on cutting maples until they reach level 60.
Chopping willows does not give as much experience as chopping maples. If you want to earn a fair amount of money while training your Woodcutting, you should switch to maple once you have achieved level 60. Maple logs are in high demand by players training their Firemaking and Fletching skills. Maple trees can be found scattered around Seer's Village, and outside of the Legend's Guild. Those who are looking for experience only are advised to switch to choking ivy. The downside of chopping this plant, is that you do not receive any logs and therefore no money. The only option for nonmember at these levels are willows. Although if you are in need of money you may switch to cutting yews trees once you get to level 60. However, getting a full inventory of yew logs at these levels takes up a lot of time. Another option for members to earn money at this stage is to cut mahogany trees. These type of trees can be found on Ape Atoll, in the Kharazi Jungle, and on the island northeast of Mos Le'Harmless. Member who have started the Tai Bwo Wannai Clean Up activity may chop mahogany trees at the Teak and Mahogany plantation east of the village at the cost of 100 trading sticks per trip. Although there is no bank in the village, you can use Rionasta's parcel service to bank your logs. Rionasta will take any item to the bank for a fee of 10 trading sticks. Arctic pines give a good amount of experience and let you earn a decent amount of money. Pines can be found on the island of Neitiznot.
Once you have passed the level 75 mark, you will be able to cut yews much faster. You should only cut yews if you want to make money with Woodcutting. Very popular F2P places to train on yews are south of Edgeville bank, north of Varrock Palace, south of Falador, and near Draynor Village. On member worlds the most popular trees are found just south of Seer's Village, west of Catherby and at the Tree Gnome Stronghold. Those members who do not care about making money can switch to Eucalyptus trees, located north of Oo'glog. This type of tree gives a little less experience compared to yew trees, but requires a lower Woodcutting level and its location is generally less crowed. If you wish to bank the eucalyptus logs, you can either use the bank at Mobilising Armies or use the bank in Oo'glog (if you have completed the As a First Resort... quest). If you want more experience for less effort you should stick with willows, maples, and arcti pines. If you are only looking for experience then choking ivy is an option. However, you will not receive any logs form chopping it. It is not worth to spend your time on magic trees as the spots with magic trees are always overcrowded and at these levels it takes a lot of time to even get one inventory. For non-members, the best trees to cut are willows.
When you reach level 80 in woodcutting you can start sawmill training at the sawmill north-east of Varrock. All that you need to start sawmill training is a saw. To start you need to go to the sawmill and then go through a door to the right of the sawmill operator (the one that sell planks) and the speak to the person their. She will tell you to pick a task from the notice board by the entrance. Once you have your task take some logs from the log pile and add them to the machine, recommend that you do this a few times to save having to this in the middle of your task. Now take as many planks as you can and go over to the work bench and start your task. When you have made all the planks that you need for the task speak to the person again and finish the task. Alternatively, you can use a crystal saw for extra XP as you don't have to stop once the job has been finished.
Note: You do not get to keep any planks made here.
At this stage Woodcutting becomes one of the best skills for money making. From now on you can start cutting yews for experience and money. Although maples, willows, arctic pines, and choking ivy are still the best option if you want to get level 99 as soon as possible. You should only switch to magic trees if you are after money as they will not give much of experience compared to yews, maples, or willows. The best magic tree spots are located southwest of Lletya, southwest of Seers Village, at the Tree Gnome Stronghold and at the Mage training area. The Lletya location is the nearest one to a bank, and is even quicker with a teleport crystal, but requires Mourning's End Part I, and you should beware of the nearby wolves. Once you complete the Spirit of Summer quest you unlock the access to the Cursed Magic Tree. This tree looks like a normal magic tree but yields you a little more experience per log. The only downside to this tree is its access and the lack of a bank nearby. It can only be accessed through a portal in the Wilderness (level 23).
Below, you will see a table with the respawn time of every tree in a different amount of populated worlds. As you can see, the respawn times are a lot faster in higher populated worlds, therefore it is recommended you cut trees in those worlds, do keep in mind that those are obviously busier too, however.
|Tree Respawn Time:|
|Regular||30-60 Sec||30-60 Sec||30-60 Sec||30-60 Sec||30-60 Sec||30-60 Sec|
|Oak||13.2 Sec||12.2 Sec||11.2 Sec||10.2 Sec||9.2 Sec||8.2 Sec|
|Willow||13.2 Sec||12.2 Sec||11.2 Sec||10.2 Sec||9.2 Sec||8.2 Sec|
|Maple||60 Sec||55 Sec||50 Sec||45 Sec||40 Sec||35 Sec|
|Yew||97.5 Sec||90 Sec||82.5 Sec||75 Sec||67.5 Sec||60 Sec|
|Magic||190 Sec||176 Sec||162 Sec||148 Sec||134 Sec||120 Sec|
*Elder trees are unique in that once you begin cutting them, you will have 5 minutes of cutting time before it becomes inactive, after which you must wait 10 minutes before being able to cut it again. This applies across all worlds.
**Crystal trees cannot be cut down and so do not have a respawn time. However, only one tree on each world is active at a time. After 2 hours, the active tree will become inactive and a tree at another location will become active. You can 'Look at' an inactive tree to get a hint as to the direction of the currently active tree.
- Beaver familiars can be useful when woodcutting. For more information, please refer to the Summoning guide.
- When wearing a Seers' headband (1, 2, 3, or 4) you will receive 2 logs instead of 1 when cutting regular trees.
- When wearing a Seers' headband (2, 3, or 4) you will receive 10 XP extra per each Maple log cut.
- Some helpful Woodcutting stat boosters include: Axeman's Folly, Axeman's Folly(m), and Spiced Stew.
Within the Jadinko Lair, roots from Jade Vines can be found on the ceiling. Most of the time, they are harmless, but some have become mutated and are harmful to the jadinkos.
Cutting these roots will help the Jadinko Queen and also provide Woodcutting experience, as well as opportunities to earn Firemaking and Fletching experience. If you help the Jadinkos by cutting these down, they may place items on the offering stone for you.
Cutting the roots once will stop them from attacking you and cutting them a second time will allow you to harvest them to gain 4 roots. There are 3 types of roots:
- Straight root - Can be cut to gain straight roots which can be fletched when dried over fires.
- Curly root - Can be cut to gain curly roots which can be used for starting fires in the Lair's dry patches.
- Mutated root - Can be cut to gain mutated vines which can be used to create sagaies or bolas.
Sometimes mutated roots may become healthy when cutting them. Beware of this - the Jadinko Queen will not take kindly to you cutting healthy roots.
For more information, visit the Jadinko Lair Map.
For more information on how to boost your level, see the Temporary Stat Leveling Techniques special report.
For XP rewards from quests, see the Quest Experience Guide special report.
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