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

Woodcutting.png

Although there are many players who train Woodcutting purely for experience, using chopped logs for Fletching is the primary focus and use of the skill. Players with a higher Woodcutting level can chop down new types of trees and cut down trees quicker. Another benefit to high Woodcutting is that with higher levels, players can use better axes to chop trees down. 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.

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

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

Choppable logs
Tree Level Experience Log Tree Notes
Normal 1 25 File:Normal Logs.png
Tree.png
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.png
Achey Tree.png
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.png
Oak tree.png
These trees are fairly easy to find. They are nearby many cities, allowing quick access to a bank.
Willow 30 67.5 Willow logs.png
Willow tree.png
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.png
Teak tree.png
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.png
Maple tree.png
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.png
Hollow tree.png
These are found west of Canifis, a village on member servers. When cut, they provide bark.
Mahogany 50 125 Mahogany logs.png
Mahogany tree.png
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.png These are found on the island of Neitiznot, these logs are more known for Firemaking experience than woodcutting.
Yew 60 175 Yew logs.png
Yew tree.png
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.png
Magic tree.png
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.

Canoes

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

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-.png

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 types

Axe Picture Woodcutting level Attack level* Smithing level to make Notes
Bronze Bronze axe.png 1 1 1
Iron Iron axe.png 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.png 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.png 6 10 N/A
Mithril Mithril axe.png 21 20 51
Adamant Adamant axe.png 31 30 71
  • A reward from doing a level 2 Clue scroll
  • Dropped by iron dragons, and the tree spirit
Rune Rune axe.png 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
Dragon Dragon axe.png 61 60 N/A

*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 outfit

Outfit piece Picture Woodcutting level Extra exp given Notes
Lumberjack boots Lumberjack boots.png 44 0.2% bonus exp
  • Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame
Lumberjack legs Lumberjack legs.png 44 0.6% bonus exp
  • Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame
Lumberjack top Lumberjack top.png 44 0.8% bonus exp
  • Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame
Lumberjack hat Lumberjack hat.png 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.

Quests rewarding Woodcutting experience

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

Hiscores

(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.


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