Tree patch

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Tree patches are farming patches used by players to grow their own personal trees. Much like other trees, these can be chopped using the Woodcutting skill to obtain logs. The necessary tree seeds to grow them must be obtained from bird nests or other sources. Planted trees do not require watering.

First, an empty plant pot may be used on any empty farming patch with a gardening trowel to fill the plant pot with soil. Plant one tree seed on the pot with the gardening trowel and water it with a watering can. After a few minutes, the seedling will grow into a sapling which can then be planted in a cleared tree patch; players must have a spade in their inventory when planting and removing the stump of a tree.

Before or after transplanting the sapling, the player can add compost, supercompost, or ultracompost to the patch to reduce chance of disease. Alternatively, they can pay the nearby farmer to look after it to completely eliminate disease-risk; seedlings and saplings are unable to become diseased while growing in a plant pot. If a tree becomes diseased, using secateurs or magic secateurs on it to prune the diseased leaves will bring it back to a healthy state and will yield leaves. With the Falador elite diary completed, the tree patch in Falador will never get diseased.

To plant a new tree the old one needs to be cleared from the patch. This can be done by chopping it down and digging up the roots or by paying the farmer 200 coins to remove it. The chance to successfully clear a tree stump scales with the player's Farming level, securing a guaranteed success rate at level 99.[1] At lower levels, it is possible the animation for digging up the tree stump has to be repeated several times before the patch is cleared. It is possible for the tree to regrow while trying to clear the stump, in which case, you get the message "You are too late - the tree has already regrown." Only a small amount of Farming experience is gained planting the sapling, with the vast majority gained from checking on the tree's health much like with bushes.

Tree seeds[edit | edit source]

Level Seed Protection Growth time[a] Plant Crop Experience Cost
(Seed + Protection)
Cost per XP Uses[b]
Plant Check-health Total Seed + Protection
15 Acorn 5.png
5×40 mins
(3hrs 20mins)
Oak tree (grown).png Oak Oak logs.png Oak roots.png
Oak logs & roots
14 467.3 481.3 340 0.06 0.71


30 Willow seed 5.png
6×40 mins
Willow tree (grown).png Willow Willow logs.png Willow roots.png Willow branch.png
Willow logs, roots, & branch
25 1,456.5 1,481.5 692 0.03 0.47


45 Maple seed 5.png
8×40 mins
(5hrs 20mins)
Maple tree (grown).png Maple Maple logs.png Maple roots.png
Maple logs & roots
45 3,403.4 3,448.4 10,147 2.73 2.94 Compost & crossbow string only
60 Yew seed 5.png
Cactus spine.png
Cactus spine×10
10×40 mins
(6hrs 40mins)
Yew tree (grown).png Yew Yew logs.png Yew roots.png
Yew logs & roots
81 7,069.9 7,150.9 41,081 4.00 5.74


75 Magic seed 5.png
12×40 mins
Magic tree (grown).png Magic Magic logs.png Magic roots.png
Magic logs & roots
145.5 13,768.3 13,913.8 123,424 4.71 8.87


  1. ^ N×40 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 40 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. ^ All tree roots can be used to make supercompost and crossbow string.
  3. ^ 3.0 3.1 3.2 All baskets required must be filled with 5 produce.

Tree patches[edit | edit source]

Location Closest teleport Image
West of Lumbridge Castle
Gardener: Fayeth
Fayeth location.png
Varrock Castle courtyard
Gardener: Treznor
Treznor location.png
Falador Park
Gardener: Heskel
Heskel location.png
Gardener: Alain
Alain location.png
Tree Gnome Stronghold
Gardener: Prissy Scilla
Prissy Scilla location.png
Farming Guild

(Farming 65 Farming required)
Gardener: Rosie

Farming Guild Tree patch location.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
28 April 2016
(update | poll)

It is now possible to add compost or supercompost to any farming patch during any growth stage of a crop.

8 October 2015

Left-click pruning farming patches now checks for held magic secateurs.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

The tree patch in Falador will no longer become diseased if you have completed the Falador Elite Diary.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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