Woodcutting Skill Guide with Help and Wiki
For many adventurers, woodcutting is an essential skill to build fires to cook over so that you can have a hot meal while hiking through the terrain. For experienced Fletchers, trees can be made into strong arrows and hand-made bows to use while Ranging.
Basics of Woodcutting
Cutting trees is a simple task, but some trees fall easier than others. Any hatchet will work, but remember that the better the axe, the easier it will be to get wood. Now just click on the tree to chop it down.
If you chop a regular tree you will get 1 stack of logs, while others will give several stacks. If you keep missing the tree and can’t chop it down, just keep trying and eventually you will cut it down. The higher your level, the easier it will be to get logs.
As mentioned before, better hatchets will cut trees quicker than others. There are currently 8 different kinds of hatchets, each requiring a certain woodcutting level to use.
Machetes are mainly used to chop through the Jungle Brush on Karamja Island. There are no requirements to use these, but the types of brush you can cut will require you to have a specific Woodcutting level (those are included below).
To get these, you can either buy them from Gabooty in Tai Bwo Wannai with Trading Sticks, or you can have them made by Safta Doc if you bring him the materials.
|Opal||Â· 300 Trading Sticks
Â· 3 Opals cut/uncut
Â· 1 Gout Tuber Plant
|Jade||Â· 600 Trading Sticks
Â· 3 Jades cut/uncut
Â· 1 Gout Tuber Plant
|Red Topaz||Â· 1200 Trading Sticks
Â· 3 Red Topaz cut/uncut
Â· 1 Gout Tuber Plant
Sometimes while chopping a tree, a Bird’s Nest will fall out. Pick it up and search it – you may find something valuable inside! Bird Nests can also be crushed by Members with a Pestle and Mortar and mixed to make a Saradomin’s Brew.
A Rabbit-Foot Necklace can be crafted, and it significantly increases your chances of getting a bird’s nest while woodcutting.
Occasionally, the tree you are cutting will turn into an ent. If you chop the tree for too long, the ent will break your axe, and you will no longer be able to use it to chop trees. Just bring it to Bob’s Axe Store in Lumbridge to have him fix it (prices vary depending on the type of axe).
|Axe Repair Prices|
|Picture||Axe||Cost to Repair|
While exploring the land, you will most likely come across different kinds of trees; many of which are more difficult to chop and require more skill than a Regular Tree. Some can be found while traveling along the road, while others can only be found in out-of-the-way places.
|Picture||Logs||Tree||Woodcutting Level||Woodcutting Experience||Locations & Special Uses|
|Regular or Evergreen||1||25||Regular: Throughout RuneScape
Dead: Throughout RuneScape
Dying: Around Varrock
Jungle: Ape Atoll
Elf: Isafdar Forest
|Dead||1||25||Found in High-Level Wilderness. Gives Charcoal when cut.|
|-||Achey||1||25||Only found in the Feldip Hills in the Big Chompy Bird Hunting Quest.|
|-||Scrapey||1||25||Only found during Trouble Brewing. It’s worth noting that unlike other level 1 trees, the Scrapey Tree has multiple logs.|
|-||Kharidian Cactus||1||10||Found in the Kharidian Desert, and cut with a Knife.|
|Light Jungle||10||32||Tai Bwo Wannai|
|Medium Jungle||20||55||Tai Bwo Wannai|
|Willow||30||67.5||South of the Legend’s Guild, Draynor Village, Rimmington, Lumbridge, around Seer’s Village.|
|-||Teak||35||85||Tai Bwo Wannai, Mos Le’ Harmless (through the Cave of Horrors), Ape Atoll, South-west of Castle Wars, Kharazi Jungle, Uzer.|
|Dense Jungle||35||80||Tai Bwo Wannai|
|-||Dramen||36||-||Entrana Dungeon; used to make Dramen Staffs in the Lost City Quest.|
|-||Swaying||40||1||Only found in Rellekka; used to make Lyres.|
|Maple||45||100||Seers’ Village, Miscellania, around Rellekka. Currently there aren’t any found in freeplay.|
|-||Hollow||45||82.5||Swamp east of Canifis to make Splitbark Armor.|
|-||Mahogany||50||125||Tai Bwo Wannai, Mos Le’ Harmless (Through Cave of Horrors), Ape Atoll, Uzer.|
|Arctic Pine||54||40||Neitiznot island (during the Fremennik Isles quest); Logs used to make Fremennik shields|
|Dream||55||37||Found only in Dreamland during the Lunar Diplomacy Quest.|
|Yew||60||175||South of Camelot, south of Falador, Edgeville, Seers’ Village, behind Varrock Castle.|
|Magic||75||250||Tree Gnome Stronghold, south of Seers’ Village, near the Ranging Guild, in the Mage Training Arena, southwest of Lletya.|
Canoes are yet another way to get from place to place in RuneScape, and they allow you to travel up and down the River Lum. There are several Canoes you can make, and the better ones can go further than others.
First, head to the Canoe Station of your choice:
- Barbarian Village
- Near the Champions’ Guild
Chop up a Canoe Tree with a Hatchet, and then select the “Shape Canoe” option. Next, select the type of canoe you’d like to make to see your character carve it out. Push it into the nearby water, select a destination, and you’re on your way! For more information about making them, see the Canoe Guide.
|Canoe||Woodcutting Level||Woodcutting Experience|