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]

Tree Log/Resource Level Experience Picture Notes
Tree
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Logs.png: Inventory image of LogsLogs 1 25 Tree.png 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.
Dying tree
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logs.png: Inventory image of logslogs 1 25 Dying tree.png Almost the same as normal trees. Can be found in the wilderness and around Varrock and the Lumber Yard
Dead tree
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logs.png: Inventory image of logslogs Charcoal.png: Inventory image of CharcoalCharcoal 1 25 Dead tree.png Almost the same as normal trees. 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.
Evergreen
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logs.png: Inventory image of logslogs Bucket of sap.png: Inventory image of Bucket of sapBucket of sap 1 25 Evergreen.png Almost the same as normal trees. 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.
Jungle tree
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logs.png: Inventory image of logslogs 1 25 Jungle tree.png Almost the same as normal trees. 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.
Achey tree
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Achey tree logs.png: Inventory image of Achey tree logsAchey tree logs 1 25 Achey Tree.png 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
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Thatch spar light.png: Inventory image of Thatch spar lightThatch spar light 10 32 Light Jungle.png 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
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Oak logs.png: Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs 15 37.5 Oak tree.png 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
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Thatch spar med.png: Inventory image of Thatch spar medThatch spar med 20 55 Medium jungle.png 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
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Willow logs.png: Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs 30 67.5 Willow tree.png 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
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Teak logs.png: Inventory image of Teak logsTeak logs 35 85 Teak tree.png 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
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Thatch spar dense.png: Inventory image of Thatch spar denseThatch spar dense 35 80 Dense Jungle.png 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

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Juniper logs.png: Inventory image of Juniper logsJuniper logs 42 35 Mature juniper tree.png 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
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Maple logs.png: Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs 45 100 Maple tree.png 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
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Bark.png: Inventory image of BarkBark 45 82.5 Hollow tree.png These are found in Slepe and the Haunted Woods, and yield bark, which is used to create Splitbark equipment.
Mahogany tree
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Mahogany logs.png: Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs 50 125 Mahogany tree.png 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
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Arctic pine logs.png: Inventory image of Arctic pine logsArctic pine logs 54 40 Arctic Pine.png These are found on the islands of Neitiznot, these logs are better used for Firemaking experience rather than Woodcutting.
Yew tree
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Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs 60 175 Yew tree.png The highest levelled tree for free players to cut, yew trees are quite uncommon throughout RuneScape. Their logs are primarily used for Firemaking.
Sulliuscep
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Mushroom.png: Inventory image of MushroomMushroom 65 127 Sulliuscep.png 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
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Magic logs.png: Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs 75 250 Magic tree.png 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
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Redwood logs.png: Inventory image of Redwood logsRedwood logs 90 380 Redwood tree.png 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).

Axe types[edit | edit source]

Main article: Axe
Axe Woodcutting level Attack level[4] Smithing level to make Notes
Bronze axe.png: Inventory image of Bronze axeBronze
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1 1 1
Iron axe.png: Inventory image of Iron axeIron
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1 1 16
  • Spawns in the Varrock Sewers
  • Bought from Bob's Brilliant Axes
  • Pickpocketed from H.A.M. Members at 20 Thieving
  • Dropped by the tree spirit
Machete.png: Inventory image of MacheteMachete
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1 1 N/A
Opal machete.png: Inventory image of Opal macheteOpal machete
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1 1 N/A
Jade machete.png: Inventory image of Jade macheteJade machete
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1 1 N/A
Red topaz machete.png: Inventory image of Red topaz macheteRed topaz machete
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1 1 N/A
Steel axe.png: Inventory image of Steel axeSteel
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6 5 31
  • Bought from Bob's Brilliant Axes
  • Pickpocketed from H.A.M. Members at 20 Thieving
  • Dropped by the tree spirit
Black axe.png: Inventory image of Black axeBlack
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11 10 N/A
Mithril axe.png: Inventory image of Mithril axeMithril
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21 20 51
Adamant axe.png: Inventory image of Adamant axeAdamant
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31 30 71
  • A reward from doing a level 2 Clue scroll
  • Dropped by iron dragons, and the tree spirit
  • Sold at the Woodcutting Guild
Rune axe.png: Inventory image of Rune axeRune
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41 40 86
  • A reward from doing a level 3 Clue scroll
  • Dropped by steel dragons, skeletal wyverns, iron dragons, lava dragons and the tree spirit
  • Sold at the Woodcutting Guild
Dragon axe.png: Inventory image of Dragon axeDragon
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61 60 N/A
3rd age axe.png: Inventory image of 3rd age axe3rd age
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61 65 N/A
  • Has the same cut speed as a dragon axe
  • An extremely rare reward from a master clue scroll.
  • Gives an additional +3 Woodcutting level when using special attack
Infernal axe.png: Inventory image of Infernal axeInfernal
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61 60 N/A
  • Created by using a smouldering stone on a dragon axe.
  • Level 85 firemaking is required to create this item.
  • Chopping trees with the infernal axe will grant a 1/3 chance the logs will be burnt as they are chopped.
  • Gives an additional +3 Woodcutting level when using special attack

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Piece Requirements Benefit Notes
Lumberjack boots.png: Inventory image of Lumberjack bootsLumberjack boots 44 Woodcutting icon.png 0.2% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[5]
Lumberjack legs.png: Inventory image of Lumberjack legsLumberjack legs 44 Woodcutting icon.png 0.6% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[5]
Lumberjack top.png: Inventory image of Lumberjack topLumberjack top 44 Woodcutting icon.png 0.8% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[5]
Lumberjack hat.png: Inventory image of Lumberjack hatLumberjack hat 44 Woodcutting icon.png 0.4% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[5]
Strung rabbit foot.png: Inventory image of Strung rabbit footStrung rabbit foot None Slightly increases bird's eggs and rings when receiving a bird nest Does not increase the drop rate of bird nests
Kandarin headgear 1.png: Inventory image of Kandarin headgear 1Kandarin headgear 1 Easy kandarin diary Chance to double logs from normal trees Log doubling includes dying trees, dead trees, evergreen trees, and jungle trees
Kandarin headgear 2.png: Inventory image of Kandarin headgear 2Kandarin headgear 2 Medium kandarin diary 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
Kandarin headgear 3.png: Inventory image of Kandarin headgear 3Kandarin headgear 3 Hard kandarin diary 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
Kandarin headgear 4.png: Inventory image of Kandarin headgear 4Kandarin headgear 4 Elite kandarin diary 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

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.

Canoe Level required Experience Picture Notes
Log 12 30 Log-1-.png Can travel 1 stop along the River Lum. Can not go to the Wilderness.
Dugout 27 60 Dugout-1-.png Can travel 2 stops along the River Lum. Can not go to the Wilderness.
Stable dugout 42 90 Stable Dugout-1-.png

Can travel 3 stops along the River Lum (which is enough to travel anywhere along it except wilderness). Can not go to the Wilderness.

Waka 57 150 Waka-1-.png 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.

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Temporary skill boost
Item Boost Level to obtain/use Notes
Axeman's folly.png: Inventory image of Axeman's follyAxeman's folly 1 Can be brewed at Cooking icon.png 49 Consumed for boost. Also lowers strength and attack by 3
Axeman's folly(m).png: Inventory image of Axeman's folly(m)Axeman's folly(m) 2 Can be brewed at Cooking icon.png 49 Consumed for boost. Also lowers strength and attack by 3
Spicy stew.png: Inventory image of Spicy stewBrown Spicy stew -5 to +5 Cooking icon.png 25 Consumed for boost. -5 and +5 are rare. Boost is random and multiple stews would likely be needed for a high level boost.
Dragon axe.png: Inventory image of Dragon axeDragon axe 3 Attack icon.png 60 Boost is obtained by using special attack
Infernal axe.png: Inventory image of Infernal axeInfernal axe 3 Attack icon.png 60, Woodcutting icon.png 61 and Firemaking icon.png 85 Boost is obtained by using special attack
3rd age axe.png: Inventory image of 3rd age axe3rd age axe 3 Attack icon.png 65 Boost is obtained by using special attack
Woodcutting cape.png: Inventory image of Woodcutting capeWoodcutting cape 1 Woodcutting icon.png 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]

Quest Experience
reward
Woodcutting req. 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 chat badge.png) 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 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
Total 42,387

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."
  4. 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Wearing the whole set gives an additional 0.5% bonus, totalling to 2.5% bonus experience.