This article is about the crop. For the object, see Maple tree
The Maple tree must be grown with the Farming skill. Level 45 farmers may plant a Maple seed in a plant pot that has been filled with dirt from any empty gardening patch. A gardening trowel is needed to plant the seed, then it must be watered. This action is all performed in the inventory or backpack section of the screen.
After 15 minutes or less, the planted seed will become a Maple sapling and can then be transferred to a tree patch. The tree patch must be raked clean of weeds. Compost or Super Compost may be added prior to planting, and once planted (using a spade), the nearby farmer may be paid to watch over your tree. Payment is 1 Basket of oranges and optionally may be noted to save you space.
Planting the Maple tree sapling gives 45 farming experience. A healthy Maple tree, when checked, provides 3403.4 farming experience. If the farmer does not watch the tree, then disease on the tree may be removed using secateurs. However, if left alone, the diseased tree will die.
A Maple tree sapling takes 5.33 hours (320 minutes) to mature. An Amulet of nature may be bound to the patch to provide progress on its growth. A fully grown Maple tree can be cut to yield Maple logs and grant Woodcutting experience. After it is cut down, it will eventually regrow, or a spade may be used on the stump to produce Maple roots and clear the patch for planting a new tree. The amount of roots given depends on the player's Farming level (boosts can be used):
- At level 45, a player obtains one Maple root.
- At level 53, a player obtains two Maple roots.
- At level 61, a player obtains three Maple roots.
- At level 69, a player obtains four Maple roots.
- ↑ Only dropped by Grown versions.
- ↑ Requires pruning with (Magic) secateurs to cure disease.
- ↑ Only dropped by Diseased versions.
- ↑ Only dropped by Stump versions.