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This article is about the pay-to-play guide. For the free players' guide, see Free-to-play Woodcutting training.
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This guide is for training the Woodcutting skill.

At all times you should use the best woodcutting axe you have available.

Remember there is also a Dragon Axe available in Old School Runescape.

Logs and Experience Edit

Level Subject & Location Notes
1-15 Woodcutting-icon Regular trees around Draynor Village

Chop them down around Draynor. Evergreen, north of Falador and between Barbarian Village, is also an alternative. You need 97 logs for levels 1 to 15.

15-40 Woodcutting-icon Oak trees southwest of West Varrock Bank There are a few oaks just a tad bit southwest of said bank. Otherwise, Draynor or Tree Gnome Stronghold has some fairly close to its respective bank. Seer's Village also has a few oak just outside its bank. Expect around 18,000-45,000 XP per hour. You need 929 oak logs for levels 15 to 40.
40-60 Woodcutting-icon Willow trees at Barbarian Outpost, Draynor, or Seers' Village Don't forget to upgrade to a Rune axe at 41 Woodcutting! If planning to get 60 Woodcutting off these, it'll take 3,504 willows (Experience required to reach 60 from 40 is 236,518 XP).
Alternatively, one can advance to teaks southwest of Castle Wars requiring 35 Woodcutting. One will need 2,957 teak logs from level 35 to 60 or 153,083 teaks for level 99. It's about 30,000-60,000 XP/h at willows, or 45,000 XP/h with teaks.
60-75 Woodcutting-icon Willow trees at Barbarian Outpost, Draynor, Seers' Village, or Woodcutting Guild Sticking with willow trees is recommended instead of moving on to maple trees as the xp is slightly higher. About 40k xp/hr from willow trees compared to the 35k xp/hr (at about 62 woodcutting).

It is recommended to upgrade to a Dragon axe at 61 Woodcutting, as the xp gained over time is much higher.
About 300-400 mahogany logs per hour could be cut for 45,000-48,000 XP/h.

75+ Woodcutting-icon Yew trees in Catherby, Seers' Village, Tree Gnome Stronghold, Edgeville, or Woodcutting Guild 67,566 yew logs will be needed to reach 99! Yews are about 23,000-38,000 XP/h. At level 80, players can cut yew trees at a decent rate. Keep in mind that the reason players should not start cutting yews at level 60 is because of the extremely slow rate at which the logs are obtained. Good spots are the woodcutting guild. behind Varrock Palace and by the entrance of the Edgeville dungeon. There are four yew trees west of Rimmington, but they are a long distance from a bank, which does not make the spot very popular. There are also 2 yew trees south of the Falador east bank and 3 yew trees above Nieve and her dungeon in the Tree Gnome Stronghold (The bank is 5 squares away from one tree, up the spiral staircase). These trees are also fairly close to the bank as well. Cutting yews will be very slow experience, but in the long run, players will gain lots of money.
Normal125LogsNormal trees include dead trees and evergreen trees, as they give the same amount of experience. These trees are the most common in RuneScape, as they can be found anywhere.
Achey125Achey tree logsThese trees are used for the members-only quest Big Chompy Bird Hunting, to make Ogre bows and arrows.
Oak1537.5Oak logsThese trees are fairly easy to find. They are nearby many cities, allowing quick access to a bank.
Willow3067.5Willow logsThese trees are found near water. You can find them in and around Port SarimDraynor Village, Barbarian OutpostSeer's Village, the Woodcutting Guild, and Champions' Guild.
Teak3585Teak logs

These trees can be found in the Hardwood Grove by Tai Bwo Wannai, a village on member servers. Players must pay 100 trading sticks, the currency in Tai Bwo Wannai, each time they enter the fenced-in area where the trees are.

There is a single tree in the woods south-west of Castle Wars.

They are also located in the desert near Nardah.

There are a few teak trees on Ape Atoll near the entrance to the dungeon used in Monkey Madness, west of where you land from Crash Island.

Maple45100Maple logsMaple trees can only be found on member servers in Seer's Village. However, the logs can be traded and burned in free worlds by free players and members.
Hollow4582.5BarkThese are found east of Canifis, a village on member servers. When cut, they can be very profitable.
Mahogany50125Mahogany logs

These can be found in the Hardwood Grove by Tai Bwo Wannai, a village on member servers. Players must pay 100 trading sticks, the currency in Tai Bwo Wannai, each time they enter the fenced-in area where the trees are.

They are also found on Ape Atoll.

Arctic pine5440Arctic pine logsThese are found on the island of Neitiznot, these logs are more known for Firemaking experience than woodcutting.
Yew60175Yew logsThese trees give the best experience for a single log for free players. Free-to-play players can find these trees at Edgeville, south of Falador, and north of Varrock Castle. Members can find these trees in the Seers' Village churchyard, in the Woodcutting Guild, west of Catherby along with several south of the flax fields in seers. Commonly cut by players wishing to make money.
Magic75250Magic logsThese 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. Commonly cut by players wishing to make money.
Redwood90380Redwood logsThese member's only trees can only be found in the Woodcutting Guild. They cannot be fletched, but can be burned for 350 Firemaking experience or turned into Redwood pyre logs for the Shades of Morton minigame.

Level 1 through 15 Edit

Players can start off by buying an Iron Axe from Bob's Brilliant Axes in Lumbridge. As the most abundant of all tree varieties in Runescape, players can begin training almost anywhere. Many surround the goblin house in Lumbridge, the Port Sarim Jail, or surrounding Draynor Manor.

Players should cut trees until they reach level 20. Training at Draynor Village, which is surrounded by many trees and has an easy access bank, is highly recommended. To save time on bank trips, a knife can be carried to fletch the logs into arrow shafts, since they stack in the inventory. Players interested in making profit should bank all of their logs, and sell them in bulk for about 160 each. If not, they can be stored for training Firemaking. At level 6 Woodcutting, head to Bob's Brilliant Axes again to buy a Steel Axe, which will cut trees faster.

Level 15 through 30 Edit

Players can cut oak trees. A good spot is east of Draynor Village's bank. Low level players should be careful here, as level 26 Jail Guards patrol the area. The area with 3 oak trees west of Varrock, near the east bank, is a good choice for lower leveled players. It is right next to a bank, so players can chop, bank, and then sell the logs. Other places are south-west of Varrock and north-west of Lumbridge and Seers' Village.

Levels 30 through 99 Edit

Slow Experience - Willows (30-99) Edit

At level 30, players can cut willow trees. While it is easy to bank an inventory of willow logs, it is recommended they switch to Teaks and drop their inventory with mousekeys as soon as possible because the banked willows are virtually worthless and the experience gained per hour is much higher.

  • A good spot is beside Draynor Village's bank, as there are 5 willow trees there, though it is often crowded during the day.
  • If banking is not desired, good willow tree spots are also in northeast Port Sarim, south of Rimmington, or north of Lumbridge. One should switch to yews at around level 80.
  • The willows outside of Barbarian Assault is an ideal spot.
  • Experience per hour from this method is about 40k around level 62 woodcutting.
  • This method can be used as a last resort by members who cannot use mousekeys to drop logs to get the 2-4 times faster experience from teaks.

Fast Experience - Teaks (35-99) Edit

Teak trees are the fastest experience to 99. By powercutting the Teak southwest of Castle Wars, it is possible to obtain up to 100k experience per hour, at lower levels this is up to 55k experience per hour. However, there is only one Teak tree south of Castle Wars. Therefore, one may wish to complete the Jungle Potion quest and cut them in the Hardwood Grove in Tai Bwo Wannai instead, as multiple trees can be found here. Also, there are 3 Teak trees on Ape Atoll, at the eastern most Woodcutting symbol on the map.

Woodcutting Guild (60-99)

At level 60, players are able to enter the Woodcutting Guild provided they have 75% favor in House Hosidius. While in the Woodcutting Guild, players have an invisible +7 bonus to their woodcutting levels, meaning they will be able to gain experience at higher rates. There are 11 Normal trees, 4 Oak trees, 7 Willow trees, 13 Maple trees, 17 Yew trees, 8 Magic trees, and 2 Redwood trees (8 walls to chop) in the Woodcutting Guild, as well as a very conveniently placed bank.

Maple Logs (60-99) Edit

4 Maple trees can be found in Seers' Village, behind the bank. They grant 100 experience each, and 110 experience with completion of the Kandarin Medium Diary. Additionally, Maple logs are useful for increasing the Fletching skill. Fletching an unstrung longbow will grant 58.3 experience, and stringing one will grant another 58.3 experience on top of that. A strung maple longbow will sell for around 300 coins, making Maple logs a viable (albeit slow) method of making money.

Money Making - Yews (75-90) Edit

Above level 75, players can cut yew trees at a decent rate. Players should not start cutting yews at level 60 due to the extremely slow rate at which the logs are obtained. Good spots are

  • There are four yew trees west of Rimmington, but they are a long distance from a bank, which does not make the spot very popular.
  • There are also 2 yew trees south of the Falador east bank.
  • Three yew trees are very close to the bank in the Gnome Stronghold.
  • There are several yew trees west of Catherby, just south of the Seer's flax field. This is one of the best spots to chop as a bank is nearby.
  • 1 Yew tree inside of the Lumbridge graveyard.
  • 1 Yew tree just north-east of Varrock.
  • 1 Yew tree directly north of Varrock east bank.
  • 3 yew trees in the glade of Kourend
  • 17 Yew trees in Woodcutting Guild in Kourend. 10 Yew trees are extremely close to a deposit box.This is one of the best places to chop yew trees if you have access to the Woodcutting Guild as you receive an invisible +7 boost to your woodcutting skill.

Money Making - Magic Trees (90-99) Edit

Once players reach 75 Woodcutting, they will be able to cut down Magic trees, although cutting them will be incredibly slow at this level. The most convenient place to cut them is within the Woodcutting Guild, with a total of 8 relatively close to a bank. The second most convenient place to cut them is south of the Yew trees in Seer's Village, with a total of 4 in the vicinity of the Sorcerer's Tower. Another option is the 3 Magic trees just west of the Tree Gnome Stronghold's bank. Both of these areas tend to be crowded.There are 2 magic trees in Kourend, with two banks fairly close by. These two trees are not crowded. Cutting these trees provides the least experience-per-hour, but their logs are the most profitable of all.

Experience ratesEdit

Tree Level

Experience per hour


Profit/Hr at 99

Members? Notes
Normal 1 10 - 15k Logs No Normal trees include dead, jungle and evergreen trees, as well as regular trees. They are the most common trees in RuneScape. However, only one log can be cut from a normal tree before it falls.
Achey 1 17-18k Achey tree logs Yes Achey Trees are used for the members-only quest Big Chompy Bird Hunting to make Ogre bows and arrows, as well as other ogre-related quests. They are located in Feldip Hills and by Castle Wars. Like normal logs, only one Achey log can be cut from a tree.
Oak 15 18-45k Oak logs 20k-45k No Oaks are fairly common in RuneScape. A single oak tree can provide multiple logs.
Willow 30 30-60k Willow logs 9k-18k No Willows are generally found near water. Some places they are found at include Port Sarim, Draynor Village, Lumbridge, south of Rimmington, Catherby, Barbarian Outpost and Seers' Village.
Teak 35 50-100k Teak logs Yes Teaks are members-exclusive trees found in the hardwood grove by Tai Bwo Wannai, the Kharazi Jungle, and the woods south of Castle Wars, among other places. Players can pay 100 trading sticks, the currency in Tai Bwo Wannai, to enter the Hardwood Grove.
Maple 45 36-60k Maple logs Yes There are many maples between Rellekka and Sinclair Mansion, as well as several behind the Seers' Village bank.
Hollow 45 70k Bark Yes Hollow trees are found east of Canifis, which is a filled with aggressive monsters. When cut, bark is obtained. It can be made into Splitbark armour.
Mahogany 50 45-48k Mahogany logs Yes Mahogany trees are found in the Hardwood Grove by Tai Bwo Wannai. Players can pay 100 trading sticks, to enter the fenced-off area where the mahogany trees reside. They are also found on Ape Atoll, in the Kharazi Jungle, and Mos Le'Harmless. Woodcutters need to complete Jungle Potion quest before entering.
Arctic pine 54 14-20k Arctic pine logs Yes Arctic Pine trees are found on the island of Neitiznot. They can be used to make Fremennik roundshields. A player must have started The Fremennik Isles to gain entry.
Yew 60 23-38K Yew logs 50k-85k No Yews give the most experience per log for free players. Free players can find them at Edgeville, south of Falador, north of Varrock Castle, and in the Lumbridge graveyard, among other places. Notable members-only spots include the Seers' Village churchyard, west of Catherby, and Tree Gnome Stronghold.
Magic 75 17-30k Magic logs 88k-156k Yes Magic trees are members-only. Cutting them takes the most time of any log. These trees are found at the Mage Training Arena, Sorcerer's Tower, south-west of Lletya, and south-west of Seers' Village bank. There are also a few north of the Agility course in the Gnome Stronghold, and at the eastern edge. It is recommended that players use Dragon axes to improve their Woodcutting rate.

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