Redwood tree

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A redwood is a very rare lumber tree that requires level 90 Woodcutting to cut, granting 380 Woodcutting experience for each set of redwood logs received. These trees are exclusively found in the Woodcutting Guild, and can be planted with a redwood sapling only in the advanced tier of the Farming Guild. Redwood trees have a high cut difficulty, low depletion rate, and moderate experience rate making the tree ideal to cut for low attention training.

Woodcutting info[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Redwood logs.png: Redwood tree drops Redwood logs with rarity Common in quantity 1Redwood logs1Common284270

Tree locations[edit | edit source]

There are only two redwood trees. Redwood trees are considered rare trees for the purpose of the rare trees minimap icon Rare trees icon.png. The rare tree icon is shared with several other trees, so the icon does not necessarily indicate a redwood tree specifically.

Location Members Spawns Map
Woodcutting GuildMember icon.png2Maplink

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

As the trees are very large, there are two levels built around it with scaffolding (one for the Farming Guild). The first level is accessible via rope ladders at the very bottom, located on the east and west sides of the tree. The second level is accessed via carved entrances, located on the side closest to the other redwood tree. Each side that does not have a carved entrance has 2 sections to chop, totaling to 12 sections per tree and 24 sections overall. Uniquely, players can only obtain clue nests from redwoods, not seed, ring, or egg bird nests; this also means that the strung rabbit foot and Woodcutting cape perk have no effect when chopping redwoods. The Farming Guild tree sections are instanced, making the location a good option when the Woodcutting Guild trees are often crowded. Players have a 1 in 11 chance for every log chopped of depleting a section of a redwood tree. Redwoods have a respawn time of 199 ticks or 119.4 seconds. A roll to receive a log is done every 4 game ticks when chopping. The chance to successfully chop is affected by the axe used and Woodcutting level, better axes and a higher woodcutting level increases the likelihood of successfully receiving a log.[1]

Additional Drops[edit | edit source]

  • Beaver – Redwood trees have a chance to drop the beaver Woodcutting pet. At level 90 Woodcutting there is a 1 in 70,071 chance to receive the beaver and a 1 in 69,846 chance at level 99. With the Lumberjack outfit on, this equates to 27,205,017 experience on rate.
  • Clue nest – Redwood trees can drop all clue nests. At level 90 Woodcutting there is an approximately 1 in 380 chance to receive an easy-elite clue nest and a 1 in 363 chance at level 99. Beginner clue nests have a universal 1 in 1000 chance to be dropped.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Main article: Redwood tree seed

With level 90 farming, exclusively in the advanced tier of the Farming Guild, Redwood tree seeds may be grown into a Redwood tree, which gives redwood logs when cut down. Checking on a fully grown and healthy Redwood tree will give 22,450 Farming experience. It takes 4 days to grow. When cut down, the tree will automatically regrow after a period of time. Unlike most lumber trees, it cannot be dug up using a spade, and must be cleared by Alexandra for 2000 coins. A player may also pay her six dragonfruit to guarantee its growth.

Lore[edit | edit source]

There are several mentions of redwood trees by NPCs around Gielinor as well as in books. The following text is transcluded from Gielinor's flora - trees. The information found within the book is more often than not just flavour text, and does not reflect their properties or uses within the game itself.

Exceptionally large conifer trees and in fact the largest and tallest trees in the world. These trees can live thousands of years. Native to the Kingdom of Great Kourend, these trees are unfortunately extinct in the wild due to heavy deforestation caused by the early settlers of the land. Thankfully, due to conservation efforts by the people of Hosidius, a small number of redwoods can be found in controlled environments.

A group of players chopping redwood. The entrance to the upper level can be seen on the right tree.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
2 June 2016
(update | poll)

Redwood trees are added along with the Woodcutting Guild.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, a redwood tree only had four choppable areas (two on each side). Player feedback eventually changed the trees to be much larger and have more choppable areas.
    • Redwood trees also initially had a 1 in 16 chance for every log chopped to deplete a section of a redwood tree. This was later changed to 1 in 11.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 3 June 2016. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod John C: "After the update, the chance of a redwood tree depleting will have decreased from 1 in 16 to 1 in 11."