|Released||6 November 2006 (Update)|
|Quest item||Enlightened Journey|
|Destroy||You'll have to buy another one from Auguste on Entrana.|
|Examine||This sapling is ready to be replanted in a tree patch.|
|High alch||0 coins|
|Low alch||0 coins|
Auguste's sapling is given during the Enlightened Journey quest by Auguste to grow into a willow tree in order to obtain Willow branches to build the basket of the balloon for the Balloon transport system. The branches can also be cut off any existing willow tree in a farming patch or obtained by trading with other players. If the sapling is lost, or it dies after being planted, another can be purchased from Auguste for 30,000 coins. However, as a willow seed costs 266 coins, this option is only feasible for ironmen who are unwilling or unable to obtain a seed by other methods.
Auguste gives the player the sapling for free, only the first time. With it, he also gives the player a basket of apples, to pay a gardener to watch over it. Growing this sapling to a willow tree takes 4 hours and 40 minutes.
Farming info[edit | edit source]
|Payment||1 basket of apples|
|Growth time||240 min (6x40 min = 4 hours)|
|Crop||Willow logs, Willow roots|
|Planting XP||25 xp|
|Checking XP||1,456.5 xp|