Undead trees are located in the front yard of Draynor Manor and in the Haunted Woods. Unlike the dead trees surrounding them, they attack players walking past them for small amounts of damage. They also cannot be cut down until having done so during the Animal Magnetism quest. This requires a blessed axe and a Slayer level of 18, receiving undead twigs instead of logs. Only the trees near the Draynor Manor can be chopped for twigs. Despite the undead tree being an NPC and monster, it cannot be directly attacked.
It is possible to receive a bird nest from an undead tree. However, this nest will always be empty. Based on a sample of 12,245 undead twigs cut the average drop rate of empty nests is about 1/245.
They can be spotted by their yellow Examine option, identifying them as a NPC instead of a tree, and are also slightly smaller in size.
Attempting to cast Monster Examine on an undead tree yields the message "You can't find out their stats." Undead trees are susceptible to the passive effects of the broodoo shield and charged black mask. Undead trees are immune to recoil effects, including the ring of recoil, ring of suffering, vengeance, and the amulet of the damned used with Dharok the Wretched's equipment. Retribution does not cause damage to undead trees.
|5 July –
19 September 2005
The Haunted Woods variant's examine was changed from "It's
bark is worse than its swipe." to "Its bark is worse than its swipe."