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This article is about the Woodcutting skill. For information on training Woodcutting, see Woodcutting training (F2P) (P2P).
Woodcutting

Woodcutting icon

Also known as WC
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members only? No
Players with
99
27,872
as of 11 July 2018 - update
Players with
200M XP
57
as of 11 July 2018 - update
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Woodcutting

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.[1][2]

Experience during trial runsEdit

CutTree

A player chopping down a normal tree. This requires 1 Woodcutting.

To quickly give players a general idea of the experience per hour, they can expect per tree, all with Dragon axe (no special):

  • At 70 Woodcutting (using one teak tree south of Castle Wars and dropping logs)
    • Teak - 56.6k/hr (based on 65k exp gained)
  • At 90 Woodcutting
    • Redwood - 50k/hr, scales up to 70k/hr at 99
  • At 80 Woodcutting (Using two teak trees and dropping logs)
    • Teak - 70k/hr (With lumberjack outfit)
Audio options icon
Woodcutting level-up music (link)
The first music that can be played when levelled up.
Audio options icon
Woodcutting level-up music (link)
The second music that can be played when levelled up.







Types of treesEdit

Choppable logs
Tree Level Experience Log Tree Notes
Normal 1 25 Logs
Tree
The most common tree on RuneScape, 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 1 25 Achey tree logs
Achey Tree
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.
Oak 15 37.5 Oak logs
Oak tree
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.
Willow 30 67.5 Willow logs
Willow tree
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 35 85 Teak logs
Teak tree
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.
Maple 45 100 Maple logs
Maple tree
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 45 82.5 Bark
Hollow tree
These are found in Slepe and the Haunted Woods, and yield bark, which is used to create Splitbark equipment.
Mahogany 50 125 Mahogany logs
Mahogany tree
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 and the Kharazi Jungle.
Arctic pine 54 40 Arctic pine logs
Arctic Pine
These are found on the islands of Neitiznot, these logs are better used for Firemaking experience rather than Woodcutting.
Yew 60 175 Yew logs
Yew tree
The highest levelled tree for free players to cut, yew trees are quite uncommon throughout RuneScape. Their logs are primarily used for Firemaking.
Sulliuscep 65 127 Mushroom
Sulliuscep
Found in the Tar Swamp on Fossil Island, chopping sulliusceps grant the player 83 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 75 250 Magic logs
Magic tree
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 90 380 Redwood logs
Redwood tree
These trees are found exclusively in the Woodcutting Guild.

CanoesEdit

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-
Can travel 1 stop along the River Lum. Can not go to the Wilderness.
Dugout 27 60
Dugout-1-
Can travel 2 stops along the River Lum. Can not go to the Wilderness.
Stable dugout 42 90
Stable Dugout-1-

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-
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.

Axe typesEdit

Axe Picture Woodcutting level Attack level[3] Smithing level to make Notes
Bronze
Bronze axe
1 1 1
Iron
Iron axe
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
Steel
Steel axe
6 5 31
  • Bought from Bob's Brilliant Axes
  • Pickpocketed from H.A.M. Members at 20 Thieving
  • Dropped by the tree spirit
Black
Black axe
11 10 N/A
Mithril
Mithril axe
21 20 51
Adamant
Adamant axe
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
Rune axe
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
Dragon axe
61 60 N/A
3rd age
3rd age axe
61 65 N/A
Infernal
Infernal axe
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
  1. 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."
  2. Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 3 June 2016. Mod John C: "All other trees are 1 in 8."
  3. 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 outfitEdit

Outfit piece Picture Woodcutting level Extra exp given Notes
Lumberjack boots
Lumberjack boots
44 0.2% bonus exp
Lumberjack legs
Lumberjack legs
44 0.6% bonus exp
Lumberjack top
Lumberjack top
44 0.8% bonus exp
Lumberjack hat
Lumberjack hat
44 0.4% bonus exp
  • Wearing the whole set gives an additional 0.5% bonus, totalling to 2.5% bonus experience.

Temporary boostsEdit

Main article: Temporary skill boost

Quests rewarding Woodcutting experienceEdit

Quest Required Woodcutting level Required quest points Experience
Recipe for Disaster (reward is an experience lamp, which gives 20000 experience to any skill above 50) 50 175 1,575
Heroes' Quest None 55 1,575
Monk's Friend None None 2,000
Animal Magnetism 35 None 2,500
The Eyes of Glouphrie None None 2,500
The Fremennik Trials 40 None 2,812
Icthlarin's Little Helper None None 4,000
The Fremennik Isles 56 None 10,000
Grim Tales 71 None 14,000

HiscoresEdit

(1 May, 2014) There are 1,015 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 105m XP.

(12 June 2014) There are 1,213 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 114m XP.

(3 August 2014) There are 1,548 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 140m XP.

(21 September 2014) There are 1,844 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 154m XP.

(27 October 2014) There are 2,021 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 165m XP.

(5 February, 2015) There are 2,553 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 199m XP.

(26 February 2015) There are 2,703 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 200m XP.

(13 December 2015) There are 4,882 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 200m XP.

(13 June, 2016) There are 6,787 players with 99. There are 6 woodcutters with 200m XP.

(8 February, 2017) There are 11,975 players with 99. There are 12 woodcutters with 200m XP.

(4 February, 2018) There are 22,816 players with 99. There are 25 woodcutters with 200m XP.

ReferencesEdit