Equipment[edit | edit source]
To start out, a Bronze axe can be purchased at Jennifer's General Field Supplies in Shayzien, or taken from the crates outside the Wintertodt. The bronze axe is the only axe available in a shop outside of the Woodcutting Guild, so any axe upgrades between level 1 Woodcutting and level 60 Woodcutting must be obtained through Smithing, as a reward from Treasure Trails, or from a monster drop. Once the Woodcutting Guild is unlocked at level 60 Woodcutting, Perry's Chop-chop Shop sells all axes up to the Rune axe. Lastly, the Dragon axe can only be obtained as a very rare (1/10000) drop from a Wintertodt Supply crate.
Training[edit | edit source]
50+ : Wintertodt[edit | edit source]
At all levels, fighting the Wintertodt will award Woodcutting experience based on the player's Woodcutting level. Each Bruma root cut gives Woodcutting experience equal to 1.5 times the player's Woodcutting level. Because the Wintertodt requires at least level 50 Firemaking to fight, it is likely that the player has at least a decent Woodcutting level by the time they start the activity. A higher Woodcutting level also increases the likelihood of getting high-level logs from Supply crates rewards. It should be noted that at the Wintertodt, all axes from steel and up are considered equivalent, so there is no need to search for axe upgrades beyond the Steel axe.
1+ : Trees[edit | edit source]
Basic Trees can be found almost anywhere, and give 125 Woodcutting experience for each one cut down. It takes only 20 trees to reach level 15 Woodcutting, at which point the player can switch to Oak trees. It can be useful to bring along a Tinderbox or Knife while training Woodcutting, to allow for Firemaking or Fletching training alongside it.
15+ : Oaks[edit | edit source]
Oak trees are fairly abundant as well, and give 187.5 experience for each Oak log cut. It takes only 58 Oak logs to reach level 30 Woodcutting from level 15, at which point players have the option to move on to Willow trees. Much like regular Logs, Oak logs can be used to train Firemaking or Fletching at the same time as training Woodcutting. Alternatively, the Oak logs can be stored to be turned into Oak planks for later Construction training.
30+ : Willows[edit | edit source]
Willow trees are the fastest way to train Woodcutting at high levels, though at lower levels they may be outpaced by Oaks. Each Willow log gives 337.5 Woodcutting experience when chopped, and their relatively quick chopping speed can yield up to 370,000 experience per hour, at high Woodcutting levels. At lower levels, and with low-quality axes, this hourly rate will be much less, but Willow trees are likely the fastest Woodcutting training method for mid and high-level players. As with other logs, cutting Willow logs can be combined with Firemaking and Fletching training. 12 Willow trees can be found in Hosidius, surrounding a lake east of the ploughs. If you plan to cut Willows for the faster experience, you should relocate to the Woodcutting Guild once you reach level 60, as it provides an invisible +7 skill boost.
50+ : Mahogany trees[edit | edit source]
Two Mahogany trees can be found just north of the Farming Guild. Each Mahogany logs chopped gives 625 Woodcutting experience, but their slow cutting speed and distance from any bank makes them less than ideal for training. Instead, these can be a source for making Mahogany planks, which are used in some high-level Construction furniture items.
60+ : Yew trees[edit | edit source]
Yew trees are scattered around Great Kourend and the Kebos Lowlands, with a large number of them being found in the Woodcutting Guild, which you should utilise for the invisible +7 skill boost when within the guild. Every set of Yew logs gives 875 Woodcutting experience when cut, with experience rates reaching up to 225,000 experience per hour, though this depends on the player's Woodcutting level, axe, and whether or not they are in the Woodcutting Guild.
75+ : Magic trees[edit | edit source]
The best place to cut Magic trees is in the Woodcutting Guild, as it has a large amount of trees, is close to a bank, and gives a +7 passive Woodcutting boost within its bounds. Magic logs give 1,250 experience per log cut, though the hourly experience rate is worse than Yew trees due to their slow chopping speed. Magic trees are most often cut to facilitate high-level Fletching training, or for moneymaking by making Magic shortbows or Magic longbows.
90+ : Redwood trees[edit | edit source]
The highest level of trees are Redwood trees, which grow naturally only within the Woodcutting Guild. Redwood logs give 1,900 Woodcutting experience each, and Redwood tree sections are less likely to run out of logs than other trees. Experience rates can reach up to 350,000 experience per hour, making it a good way to train quickly in a low-intensity manner. Redwood logs can be easily banked nearby for use in either Fletching training or Firemaking training.