Woodcutting

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This article is about the Woodcutting skill. For information on training Woodcutting, see Woodcutting training (F2P) (P2P).
For a list of all requirements and unlockables within the Woodcutting skill, see Woodcutting/Level up table.
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Woodcutting is a gathering skill that primarily involves chopping trees to obtain logs used in the Fletching, Firemaking, and Construction skills. Players with a higher Woodcutting level can chop down new types of trees and cut down trees quicker. As levels increase, players can use better axes to chop trees faster. Players with high enough Attack levels can equip the axes that match the respective metals, but having an axe equipped is not necessary in order to chop a tree; having it in the player's inventory also works.

Woodcutting is a useful skill for a low-levelled player to make money early in the game.

Players have a 1 in 8 chance of depleting most trees that can give more than one log, as well as a 1 in 11 chance of depleting a section of a Redwood tree. Mature juniper trees have the lowest chance of depleting of any tree, at a rate of 1 in 16 when a log is received.[1][2][3]

At 60 Woodcutting (which can be boosted) members gain access to the Woodcutting Guild.

Players have a chance to receive the beaver woodcutting pet while chopping trees around Gielinor.

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Woodcutting level-up music
The first music that can be played when levelled up.
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Woodcutting level-up music
The second music that can be played when levelled up.

Types of trees[edit | edit source]

WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png Level Tree Resource Experience Notes Members
1 Tree.png Tree Logs.png Logs 25 The most common tree in Gielinor, these trees are how players start off training Woodcutting. Both evergreen and dead trees (both small and big) also yield logs. Each tree only yields one log, after which they are cut down and respawn in a short time.
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1 Dying tree.png Dying tree Logs.png Logs 25 Can be found in the Wilderness, Varrock, and the Lumber Yard.
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1 Dead tree.png Dead tree Logs.pngCharcoal.png Logs or Charcoal 25 Dead trees can be found all around Gielinor. Dead trees found around the Fishing Hamlet, Fossil Island Volcano, and east of the Lava Dragon Isle (in the Wilderness) give charcoal when cut.
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1 Evergreen.png Evergreen Logs.pngBucket of sap.png Logs or Bucket of sap 25 Evergreen trees can be found near Falador, near the entrance to the Dwarven Mines, north-west of Barbarian Village, east of Camelot Castle and on Dragontooth Island.
Buckets of sap can be acquired by using a knife on an evergreen tree while having a bucket in your inventory.
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1 Jungle tree.png Jungle tree Logs.png Logs 25 They are only found in the Feldip Hunter area, the Kharazi Jungle, and on Ape Atoll.
Several variations of models for the tree and stump exist, likely due to the trees in the Kharazi jungle being introduced in Runescape classic.
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1 Achey Tree.png Achey tree Achey tree logs.png Achey tree logs 25 These trees are used for the members-only quest Big Chompy Bird Hunting, to make Ogre bows and arrows. Like normal trees, Achey trees only yield one log.
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10 Light Jungle.png Light Jungle Thatch spar light.png Thatch spar light 32 Light Jungle can only be cut with a machete, and is found near Tai Bwo Wannai. Used in the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame. When cutting these many dangerous things may pop out, such as broodoo victims, mosquito swarms, tribesmen, bush snakes and jungle spiders.
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15 Oak.png Oak Oak logs.png Oak logs 37.5 These trees are fairly easy to find around wooded areas. Unlike normal trees, oak trees can yield multiple logs, and are used for training once the player has the ability to cut them.
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20 Medium jungle.png Medium Jungle Thatch spar med.png Thatch spar med 55 Medium Jungle can only be cut with a machete, and is found near Tai Bwo Wannai. Used in the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame. When cutting these many dangerous things may pop out, such as broodoo victims, mosquito swarms, tribesmen, bush snakes and jungle spiders.
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30 Willow.png Willow Willow logs.png Willow logs 67.5 These trees are found near water. Players can find them in and around Port Sarim, Draynor Village, Seers' Village, and Champions' Guild. A usually unoccupied area is also at the lake west of Farmer Fred's hut.
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35 Teak tree.png Teak tree Teak logs.png Teak logs 85 These trees yield teak logs when cut, which are used for Construction training. Teak trees are rather rare, with several lone trees around Castle Wars, Uzer and Ape Atoll. A large cluster can be found in the Hardwood Grove.
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35 Dense Jungle.png Dense Jungle Thatch spar dense.png Thatch spar dense 80 Dense Jungle can only be cut with a machete, and is found near Tai Bwo Wannai. Used in the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame. When cutting these many dangerous things may pop out, such as broodoo victims, mosquito swarms, tribesmen, bush snakes and jungle spiders.
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42 Mature juniper tree.png Mature juniper tree Juniper logs.png Juniper logs 35 These trees can only be found in Hosidius, north-west of the charcoal furnaces.
They are primarily cut to obtain juniper charcoal, a component in making dynamite for the blast mine minigame in Lovakengj.
Juniper logs cannot be burned. 1 in 16 chance of depletion when a log is received.
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45 Maple tree.png Maple tree Maple logs.png Maple logs 100 Maple trees are special trees which can be found only in northern Kandarin, Fremennik Province and the Woodcutting Guild. Experience per log increases to 110 after completeing the Kandarin Medium Diary.
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45 Hollow tree.png Hollow tree Bark.png Bark 82.5 These are found in Slepe and the Haunted Woods, and yield bark, which is used to create Splitbark equipment.
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50 Mahogany tree.png Mahogany tree Mahogany logs.png Mahogany logs 125 Like teak trees, mahogany trees are quite rare, and yield mahogany logs when cut, which are used for Construction training. Mahogany trees can be found in the Hardwood Grove, Ape Atoll, Kharazi Jungle, north of the Farming Guild, and grown on Fossil Island.
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54 Arctic Pine.png Arctic pine tree Arctic pine logs.png Arctic pine logs 40 These are found on the islands of Neitiznot, these logs are better used for Firemaking experience rather than Woodcutting.
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60 Yew tree.png Yew tree Yew logs.png Yew logs 175 The highest levelled tree for free players to cut, yew trees are quite uncommon throughout RuneScape.
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65 Sulliuscep.png Sulliuscep Mushroom.png Mushroom 127 Found in the Tar Swamp on Fossil Island, chopping sulliusceps grant the player 127 experience per yield. Players can receive mushrooms and mort myre fungus from chopping sulliusceps, but they can also receive sulliuscep caps. There are six sulliusceps found throughout the swamp, but only one can be chopped down. Thus, players must traverse the Tar Swamp to find the choppable sulliuscep.
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75 Magic tree.png Magic tree Magic logs.png Magic logs 250 These trees are members-only. Cutting these trees takes time as they give logs at a very slow rate. You can find these trees at the Mage Training Arena, Sorcerer's Tower, and southwest of Camelot. There are also a few just west of the south ladder to the bank in the Gnome Stronghold, as well as inside the Woodcutting Guild. Two trees can be found just south of the main bank in Hosidius.
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90 Redwood tree.png Redwood tree Redwood logs.png Redwood logs 380 These trees are found in the Woodcutting Guild or grown in the Farming Guild. Has a 1 in 11 chance of depleting a section of the tree when a log is received (all other trees are 1 in 8).
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Axe types[edit | edit source]

Main article: Axe
WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png Level Axe AttackAttack icon.png Level
to wield
SmithingSmithing icon.png Level
to make
Members
1 Bronze axe.png Bronze 1 1
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1 Iron axe.png Iron 1 16
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1 Machete.png Machete[a 1] 1 N/A
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1 Opal machete.png Opal machete[a 1] 1 N/A
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1 Jade machete.png Jade machete[a 1] 1 N/A
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1 Red topaz machete.png Red topaz machete[a 1] 1 N/A
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6 Steel axe.png Steel 5 31
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11 Black axe.png Black 10 N/A
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21 Mithril axe.png Mithril 20 51
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31 Adamant axe.png Adamant 30 71
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41 Rune axe.png Rune 40 86
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61 Dragon axe.png Dragon 60 N/A
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61 3rd age axe.png 3rd age 65 N/A
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61 Infernal axe.png Infernal 60 N/A
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71 Crystal axe.png Crystal[a 2] 70 76
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Machetes are primarily used for cutting light, medium, and dense jungle at the Tai Bwo Wannai village. They cannot be used to cut down regular trees.
  2. The crystal axe additionally requires 50 Agility to wield, and 76 Crafting to create.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png Level Item Benefit Notes Members
44 Lumberjack hat.png Lumberjack hat 0.4% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[a 1]
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44 Lumberjack top.png Lumberjack top 0.8% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[a 1]
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44 Lumberjack legs.png Lumberjack legs 0.6% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[a 1]
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44 Lumberjack boots.png Lumberjack boots 0.2% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[a 1]
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- Strung rabbit foot.png Strung rabbit foot Slightly increases bird's eggs and rings when receiving a bird nest. Does not increase the drop rate of bird nests.
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- Kandarin headgear 1.png Kandarin headgear 1 Chance to double logs from normal trees. Log doubling includes dying trees, dead trees, evergreen trees, and jungle trees.
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- Kandarin headgear 2.png Kandarin headgear 2 10% extra experience when cutting maple trees in Seers' village.
Chance to double logs from normal trees.
Log doubling includes dying trees, dead trees, evergreen trees, and jungle trees.
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- Kandarin headgear 3.png Kandarin headgear 3 10% extra experience when cutting maple trees in Seers' village.
Chance to double logs from normal trees.
Log doubling includes dying trees, dead trees, evergreen trees, and jungle trees.
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- Kandarin headgear 4.png Kandarin headgear 4 10% extra experience when cutting maple trees in Seers' village.
Chance to double logs from normal trees.
Log doubling includes dying trees, dead trees, evergreen trees, and jungle trees.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wearing the whole set gives an additional 0.5% bonus, totalling to 2.5% bonus experience.

Canoes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Canoe

Canoes are a way of travelling along the River Lum. All that is required to use them is an axe and a minimum of level 12 Woodcutting for the lowest level canoe. There are four canoe stations and five stops.

Canoes are a very handy way of getting to Edgeville without a Amulet of glory.

Note that while the Wilderness is the last stop, there are no suitable trees to make a canoe, so it is a one-way trip. It drops players off just north of the black chinchompa hunting grounds.

WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png Level Canoe Experience Notes Members
12 Log-1-.png Log 30 Can travel 1 stop along the River Lum. Can not go to the Wilderness.
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27 Dugout-1-.png Dugout 60 Can travel 2 stops along the River Lum. Can not go to the Wilderness.
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42 Stable Dugout-1-.png Stable dugout 90 Can travel 3 stops along the River Lum (which is enough to travel anywhere along it except wilderness). Can not go to the Wilderness.
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57 Waka-1-.png Waka 150 Can travel 4 stops along the River Lum, and is the only canoe that can go to the Wilderness.
Be careful as you cannot make a canoe in the Wilderness station.
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Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Temporary skill boost
Boost Level
increase
Visibility Other info
Woodcutting cape.png Woodcutting cape 1 Visible Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.
Spicy stew.png Spicy stew
(brown spice)
±0-5 Visible Depending on type of stew, any skill can be boosted or reduced by 0 to 5 points randomly.
Axeman's folly.png Axeman's folly 1 Visible Can only be bought or made through brewing.
Axeman's folly(m).png Mature axeman's folly 2 Visible Can only be bought or made through brewing.
Dragon axe.png Dragon axe 3 Visible Uses 100% of Special attack bar. Requires 60 attack to wield.
Infernal axe.png Infernal axe 3 Visible Uses 100% of Special attack bar. Requires 60 attack to wield.
Requires 61 woodcutting and 85 firemaking to create.
3rd age axe.png 3rd age axe 3 Visible Uses 100% of Special attack bar. Requires 65 attack to wield.
Crystal axe.png Crystal axe 3 Visible Uses 100% of Special attack bar. Requires 70 attack and 50 agility to wield.
Requires 71 woodcutting to create.
Woodcutting Guild.png Woodcutting Guild 7 Invisible The boost takes effect while player is within the Woodcutting Guild.
Stacks with visible boosts. (Does not enable your character to chop logs it would otherwise not be able to cut. i.e. 83 woodcutting does not allow you to cut Redwood Logs)

Quests[edit | edit source]

Quests requiring Woodcutting[edit | edit source]

Quest Woodcutting
requirement
Other skill requirements
Animal Magnetism 35 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 19 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 18 SlayerSlayer icon.png, 30 RangedRanged icon.png
Lost City 36 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 31 CraftingCrafting icon.png
The Fremennik Trials 40 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 25 FletchingFletching icon.png, 40 CraftingCrafting icon.png if crafting your own lyre
Olaf's Quest 50 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 40 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png
Legends' Quest 50 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 50 AgilityAgility icon.png, 50 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 45 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 56 MagicMagic icon.png, 52 MiningMining icon.png, 42 PrayerPrayer icon.png, 50 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 50 StrengthStrength icon.png, 50 ThievingThieving icon.png
Lunar Diplomacy 55 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 65 MagicMagic icon.png, 61 CraftingCrafting icon.png , 60 MiningMining icon.png , 49 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png, 40 DefenceDefence icon.png
The Fremennik Isles 56 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 20 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 40 AgilityAgility icon.png, 46 CraftingCrafting icon.png
Song of the Elves 70 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 70 AgilityAgility icon.png, 70 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 70 FarmingFarming icon.png, 70 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 70 HunterHunter icon.png, 70 MiningMining icon.png, 70 SmithingSmithing icon.png
Grim Tales 71 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 45 FarmingFarming icon.png, 52 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 58 ThievingThieving icon.png, 59 AgilityAgility icon.png

Quests rewarding Woodcutting experience[edit | edit source]

Quest Experience
reward
Woodcutting
requirement
Other requirements
Enlightened Journey 1,500 - 20 QuestQuest point icon.png, 20 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png, 30 FarmingFarming icon.png, 36 CraftingCrafting icon.png
Recipe for Disaster
(Skrach Uglogwee subquest)
1,500 - 41 CookingCooking icon.png, 20 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png
Heroes' Quest 1,575 - 55 QuestQuest point icon.png, 53 CookingCooking icon.png, 53 FishingFishing icon.png, 25 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 50 MiningMining icon.png
Monk's Friend 2,000 - -
Animal Magnetism 2,500 35 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 18 SlayerSlayer icon.png, 19 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 30 RangedRanged icon.png
The Eyes of Glouphrie 2,500 45 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png (Ironman mode.png) 5 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 46 MagicMagic icon.png
The Fremennik Trials 2,812 40 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 25 FletchingFletching icon.png, 40 CraftingCrafting icon.png if crafting your own lyre
Icthlarin's Little Helper 4,000 - -
The Fremennik Isles 10,000 56 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png (Ironman mode.png) 20 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 40 AgilityAgility icon.png, 46 CraftingCrafting icon.png
Grim Tales 14,000 71 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 45 FarmingFarming icon.png, 52 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 58 ThievingThieving icon.png, 59 AgilityAgility icon.png
Song of the Elves 20,000 70 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 70 AgilityAgility icon.png, 70 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 70 FarmingFarming icon.png, 70 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 70 HunterHunter icon.png, 70 MiningMining icon.png, 70 SmithingSmithing icon.png
Total 62,387

Skill choice[edit | edit source]

Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Woodcutting. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.

Quest Experience
reward
Skills available Skill requirements
X Marks the Spot 300 Any -
Client of Kourend 500 twice Any -
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen 2,500 Any skill above 30 49 FarmingFarming icon.png, 57 HerbloreHerblore icon.png
A Tail of Two Cats 2,500 twice Any skill above 30 -
The Great Brain Robbery 5,000 Any skill above 30 16 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 30 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 50 PrayerPrayer icon.png
King's Ransom 5,000 Any skill above 50 65 DefenceDefence icon.png
Darkness of Hallowvale 2,000 three times Any skill above 30 5 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 20 MiningMining icon.png, 22 ThievingThieving icon.png, 32 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 33 MagicMagic icon.png, 40 StrengthStrength icon.png
A Taste of Hope 2,500 Any skill above 35 48 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 45 AgilityAgility icon.png, 40 AttackAttack icon.png, 40 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 38 SlayerSlayer icon.png
Architectural Alliance
(miniquest)
10,000 Any skill above 40 -
Curse of the Empty Lord
(miniquest)
10,000 Any skill above 50 Some players will need 31 PrayerPrayer icon.png
One Small Favour 10,000 twice Any skill above 30 36 AgilityAgility icon.png, 25 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 18 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 30 SmithingSmithing icon.png
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000 Any skill above 50 175 QuestQuest point icon.png, 48 AgilityAgility icon.png, 50 MiningMining icon.png, 53 FishingFishing icon.png, 53 ThievingThieving icon.png, 25 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 59 MagicMagic icon.png, 40 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 50 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png, 40 RangedRanged icon.png, 40 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 10 FletchingFletching icon.png, 10 SlayerSlayer icon.png, 36 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png
Legends' Quest 7,650 four times AttackAttack icon.png StrengthStrength icon.png DefenceDefence icon.png MagicMagic icon.png HitpointsHitpoints icon.png PrayerPrayer icon.png WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png CraftingCrafting icon.png SmithingSmithing icon.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png AgilityAgility icon.png ThievingThieving icon.png 107 QuestQuest point icon.png, 50 AgilityAgility icon.png, 50 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 45 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 56 MagicMagic icon.png, 52 MiningMining icon.png, 42 PrayerPrayer icon.png, 50 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 50 StrengthStrength icon.png, 50 ThievingThieving icon.png, 50 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png
Total 115,400

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash C's Twitter account. 18 March 2019. Mod Ash C: "Yes, it's 1/16 for them."
  2. Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 3 June 2016. Mod John C: "After the update, the chance of a redwood tree depleting will have decreased from 1 in 16 to 1 in 11."
  3. Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 3 June 2016. Mod John C: "All other trees are 1 in 8."