|Also known as||WC|
|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
as of 18 March 2019 - update
as of 14 March 2019 - update
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.
At 60 Woodcutting (which can be boosted) members gain access to the Woodcutting Guild.
Types of trees[edit | edit source]
|Tree||Logs||1||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. Normal logs are also used to start off Firemaking and Construction training.|
|Achey tree||Achey tree logs||1||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.|
|Light Jungle||Thatch spar light||10||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.|
|Oak tree||Oak logs||15||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. Oak logs are commonly used in Construction training.|
|Medium Jungle||Thatch spar med||20||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.|
|Willow tree||Willow logs||30||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.|
|Teak tree||Teak logs||35||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.|
|Dense Jungle||Thatch spar dense||35||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.|
|Mature juniper tree||Juniper logs||42||35||They can only be found in Hosidius, north-west of the charcoal furnaces.
They are mainly cut by players who wish to obtain juniper charcoal, which is a component in making dynamites for the blast mine minigame in Lovakengj. Juniper logs cannot be burned. 1 in 16 chance of depletion when a log is received.
|Maple tree||Maple logs||45||100||Maple trees are special trees which can be found only in northern Kandarin and the Fremennik Province. Experience per log increases to 110 after completeing the Kandarin Medium Diary. Maple logs are used for Firemaking.|
|Hollow tree||Bark||45||82.5||These are found in Slepe and the Haunted Woods, and yield bark, which is used to create Splitbark equipment.|
|Mahogany tree||Mahogany logs||50||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.|
|Arctic pine tree||Arctic pine logs||54||40||These are found on the islands of Neitiznot, these logs are better used for Firemaking experience rather than Woodcutting.|
|Yew tree||Yew logs||60||175||The highest levelled tree for free players to cut, yew trees are quite uncommon throughout RuneScape. Their logs are primarily used for Firemaking.|
|Sulliuscep||Mushroom||65||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.|
|Magic tree||Magic logs||75||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.|
|Redwood tree||Redwood logs||90||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).|
Canoes[edit | edit source]
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.
Axe types[edit | edit source]
|Axe||Woodcutting level||Attack level||Smithing level to make||Notes|
|Red topaz machete||1||1||N/A|
- Jagex. Mod Ash C's Twitter account. 18 March 2019. Mod Ash C: "Yes, it's 1/16 for them."
- 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."
- Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 3 June 2016. Mod John C: "All other trees are 1 in 8."
- The attack level requirement is to wield the axe. One can cut logs with it in their inventory as long as they meet the woodcutting requirement.
Lumberjack outfit[edit | edit source]
|Piece||Woodcutting level||Extra exp given||Notes|
|Lumberjack boots||44||0.2% bonus exp||
|Lumberjack legs||44||0.6% bonus exp||
|Lumberjack top||44||0.8% bonus exp||
|Lumberjack hat||44||0.4% bonus exp||
- Wearing the whole set gives an additional 0.5% bonus, totalling to 2.5% bonus experience.
Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]
|Image||Name||Boost||Level to obtain/use||Notes|
|Axeman's folly||1||Can be brewed at 49||Consumed for boost. Also lowers strength and attack by 3|
|Axeman's folly(m)||2||Can be brewed at 49||Consumed for boost. Also lowers strength and attack by 3|
|Brown spicy stew||-5 to +5||25||Consumed for boost. -5 and +5 are rare.|
|Dragon axe||3||60||Boost is obtained by using special attack|
|Infernal axe||3||60, 61 and 85||Boost is obtained by using special attack|
|Woodcutting cape||1||99||Boost is automatically activated when equipped, and can be reactivated with a right click boost option on the cape in the equipment menu|
Quests rewarding Woodcutting experience[edit | edit source]
|Woodcutting req.||Other requirements|
|Enlightened Journey||1,500||-||20 Quest, 20 Firemaking, 30 Farming, 36 Crafting|
|Recipe for Disaster
(Skrach Uglogwee subquest)
|1,500||-||41 Cooking, 20 Firemaking|
|Heroes' Quest||1,575||-||55 Quest, 53 Cooking, 53 Fishing, 25 Herblore, 50 Mining|
|Animal Magnetism||2,500||35 Woodcutting||18 Slayer, 19 Crafting, 30 Ranged|
|The Eyes of Glouphrie||2,500||45 Woodcutting ( )||5 Construction, 46 Magic|
|The Fremennik Trials||2,812||40 Woodcutting||25 Fletching, 40 Crafting if crafting your own lyre|
|Icthlarin's Little Helper||4,000||-||-|
|The Fremennik Isles||10,000||56 Woodcutting||20 Construction, 40 Agility, 46 Crafting|
|Grim Tales||14,000||71 Woodcutting||45 Farming, 52 Herblore, 58 Thieving, 59 Agility|
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.
|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 Farming, 57 Herblore|
|A Tail of Two Cats||2,500 twice||Any skill above 30||-|
|The Great Brain Robbery||5,000||Any skill above 30||16 Crafting, 30 Construction, 50 Prayer|
|King's Ransom||5,000||Any skill above 50||65 Defence|
|Darkness of Hallowvale||2,000 three times||Any skill above 30||5 Construction, 20 Mining, 22 Thieving, 32 Crafting, 33 Magic, 40 Strength|
|A Taste of Hope||2,500||Any skill above 35||48 Crafting, 45 Agility, 40 Attack, 40 Herblore, 38 Slayer|
|10,000||Any skill above 40||-|
|Curse of the Empty Lord
|10,000||Any skill above 50||Some players will need 31 Prayer|
|One Small Favour||10,000 twice||Any skill above 30||36 Agility, 25 Crafting, 18 Herblore, 30 Smithing|
|Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
|20,000||Any skill above 50||175 Quest, 48 Agility, 50 Mining, 53 Fishing, 53 Thieving, 25 Herblore, 59 Magic, 40 Smithing, 50 Firemaking, 40 Ranged, 40 Crafting, 10 Fletching, 10 Slayer, 36 Woodcutting|
|Legends' Quest||7,650 four times||Attack Strength Defence Magic Hitpoints Prayer Woodcutting Crafting Smithing Herblore Agility Thieving||107 Quest, 50 Agility, 50 Crafting, 45 Herblore, 56 Magic, 52 Mining, 42 Prayer, 50 Smithing, 50 Strength, 50 Thieving, 50 Woodcutting|