Woodcutting is a skill used to chop logs from trees. These logs are then usually used in fletching or firemaking. Simply click on a tree to chop it down. However, you will need to have the necessary axe in your inventory and a minimum woodcutting level.
There are different types of axes for woodcutting. The better your axe, the higher your chance of getting logs from the tree.
|Bronze Hatchet||20gp||You get this from tutorial isle, can be bought at Bob's axes in Lumbridge|
|Iron Hatchet||400gp||Can be bought at Bob's axes in Lumbridge|
|Steel Hatchet||500gp||Can be bought at Bob's axes in Lumbridge|
|Black Hatchet||2,000gp||Can not be smithed|
There are several types of trees all over the RuneScape world, the grey rows in the table below indicate members only varieties.
|Normal||1||25||This is what everybody starts on. This gives the only type of logs that can be used to fletch arrow shafts.|
|Achey||1||25||Part of the Big Chompy Bird Hunting Quest. Find more details in our Chompy Hunting guide.|
|Oak||15||37.5||The next step up from normal, these can be used to gain xp.|
|Willow||30||67.5||The most common tree apart from normal. used by many players for firemaking and fletching as it is not tooo hard to obtain and there is a good market for their logs.|
|Maple||45||100||Not a green tree! There are plenty of these around Seers' village.|
|Hollow||45||100||These are only found West of Canafis in Morytania. Their logs can not be used for firemaking or fletching. They are only used to make Splitbark Armour for Magicians.|
|Yew||60||175||Agood tree to cut down if you want to make money, for fletching and the best available for f2p players.|
|Magic||75||250||The rarest of trees - they even sparkle! Hard to chop down but very profitable for fletchers. You get them at the same rate whether you are level 75 or 99 woodcutting.|
It is worth noting that normal regular trees are also seen around the world in two other different varieties as shown below. 'Dead' Trees and 'Evergreen' Trees. They give the same Exp as normal trees shown in the table above.
As with many skills there are random events to stop people from cheating. Details can be found in our Random Events guide and include Tree Spirits, Ents and your axe breaking.
What is presented below, is information about the good locations for both f2p and p2p players regarding how to train and where to train at different levels.
|1-15||Chop normal trees anywhere in the world. Look for dense forests as these will be the most efficient locations.|
|16-30||Chop Oak trees at:
|31-60||Willow trees at:
|61-75||Maple trees at:
|75-99||Yew trees at:
|85-99||Magic trees at: