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

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Also known as WC
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members only? No
Players with
99
9,292
as of 1 October 2016 - update
Players with
200M XP
8
as of 30 September 2016 - 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 you don't need to equip an axe to use it to cut down a tree. Having it in your inventory will suffice.

Woodcutting is a useful skill for a low level to make money with early on in the game.

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Woodcutting level-up music (link)
The first music that can be played when leveled up.
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Woodcutting level-up music (link)
The second music that can be played when leveled up.
CutTree

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

Types of treesEdit

Choppable logs
Tree Level Experience Log Tree Notes
Normal 1 25 Logs
Tree
Normal 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 everywhere.
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.
Oak 15 37.5 Oak logs
Oak tree
These trees are fairly easy to find. They are nearby many cities, allowing quick access to a bank.
Willow 30 67.5 Willow logs
Willow tree
These trees are found near water. You can find them in and around Port Sarim, Draynor Village, Seer's Village, and Champions' Guild.
Teak 35 85 Teak logs
Teak tree
These trees can be found in the Hardwood Grove by Tai Bwo Wannai, a village on member servers, plus a single tree in the woods south of Castle Wars. 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 in desert near Nardah.
Maple 45 100 Maple logs
Maple tree
Maple trees can only be found on member servers in Seer's Village. However, the logs can be traded in and burned in free worlds by free players and members.
Hollow 45 82.5 Bark
Hollow tree
These are found west of Canifis, a village on member servers. When cut, they provide bark.
Mahogany 50 125 Mahogany logs
Mahogany tree
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 pine 54 40 Arctic pine logs
Arctic Pine
These are found on the island of Neitiznot, these logs are more known for Firemaking experience than woodcutting.
Yew 60 175 Yew logs
Yew tree
As of 19 February 2015, these trees are no longer members-only. Players can find these trees at Edgeville, south of Falador, and north of Varrock Castle. You can also find these trees in the Seers' Village churchyard, west of Catherby along with several south of the flax fields in seers.
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.
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 is a canoe station in Lumbridge, The Champions Guild, Barbarian village, Edgeville and level 47 Wilderness. Note that in the wilderness a return boat cannot be made. Canoes can only be made where there is a canoe station. After being used the canoe sinks "due to the rough ride". 

Canoes are a very handy way of getting to Edgeville without a Amulet of glory.

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[1] 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
  1. 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
  • Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame
Lumberjack legs
Lumberjack legs
44 0.6% bonus exp
  • Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame
Lumberjack top
Lumberjack top
44 0.8% bonus exp
  • Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame
Lumberjack hat
Lumberjack hat
44 0.4% bonus exp
  • Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame
  • Wearing the whole set gives an additional 0.5% bonus, totaling 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

(01 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.

(03 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.

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

(26 February, 2015) There are 2703 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 200m XP.

(13 December, 2015) There are 4882 players with 99. The best woodcutter has 200m XP.

(13 June, 2016) There are 6787 players with 99. There are 6 woodcutters with 200m XP.

TriviaEdit

  • Trees that require level 15 or higher to chop down have a 1/8 chance of falling down when a player receives a log from that tree. This fall chance continues to be 1/8 regardless of how many logs were taken from the tree.


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