Oldschool RuneScape

Woodcutting guide

Introduction

Woodcutting is a relaxing, gathering skill used to chop down trees and obtain logs. These logs can be sold for quite a bit of personal profit, or used in other skills such as Fletching, Construction & Firemaking. In this Woodcutting guide for OSRS, you will learn everything you need to know to become a master at the skill!

As your level progresses, you will gain access to better axes. The general rule of thumb is that the better the axe you use, the faster you will gain experience. You will also gain access to a variety of other trees and woodcutting locations as you level up.

Woodcutting can be used as a starting point for a low-leveled player to make money early-game. This guide will include a fast experience method for those who just want the skill over with, and a highly profitable method as well.

Before you begin, you may want to obtain the experience boosting Lumberjack set. Each piece of the set grants you a small amount of extra Woodcutting experience. It requires level 44 to wear, and is earned from the Temple Trekking minigame.

Woodcutting Guild

The Woodcutting Guild is a very convenient way for experienced woodcutters a convenient location to train. At level 60, you can enter the Woodcutting Guild so long as you have 75% favour in the Hosidius House. This guild grants you a +7 woodcutting bonus meaning faster hourly rates.

The Woodcutting Guild includes:

11 Normal Trees
7 Willow Trees
4 Oak Trees
13 Maple Trees
7 Willow Trees
17 Yew Trees
8 Magic Trees
2 Redwood Trees

A conveniently placed bank is setup near the Yew & Magic trees, as well as a bank deposit box in the Axe shop near the entrance. This makes the guild a great way to bank quickly & up your profit and/or XP per hour. You can find this Guild located in a fenced area south-west of Great Kourend’s Hosidius House. 

Tree Locations

Having access to a good location of trees according to your woodcutting level will make your 99 journey a lot easier. Below is a list of convenient tree locations to make sure you’re getting the fastest experience and/or money hourly.

Profitable Method

Levels 1-15 – Normal Trees 

 Experience Per Log: 25

XP Profit Per Hour at 99: Roughly 35.5K

Experience Per Hour: 10-15K

Members: No

Level 40-75 – Willow Trees

Experience Per Log: 67.5 XP

Logs Needed: 17,381

Profit Per Hour at 99: Roughly 16K

Experience Per Hour: 74K

Members: No

Levels 90-99 – Redwood Trees

Experience Per Log: 380 XP

Logs Needed: 20,232

Profit Per Hour at 99: Roughly 56K

Experience Per Hour: 60-70K

Members: Yes

Levels 15-40 – Oak Trees

Experience Per Log: 35.7

XP Logs Needed: 929

Profit Per Hour at 99: Roughly 60K

Experience Per Hour: 18K

Members: No

Levels 75-90 – Yew Trees

Experience Per Log: 175 XP

Profit Per Hour at 99: Roughly 117K

Experience Per Hour: 17-30K

Members: Yes

Faster Experience Method

For those who aren’t worried about profiting while Woodcutting, refer to the methods below for the fastest experience rates hourly. These will allow you to achieve max level much faster!

Level 1-15 – Normal Trees

Experience Per Log: 25

Experience Per Hour: 13K

Level 15-30 – Oak Trees

Experience Per Log: 37.5

Experience Per Hour: 18K

Level 30-35 – Willow Trees

Experience Per Log: 67.5

Experience Per Hour: 74K

Level 75+  – Sulliusceps 

Experience Per Shroom: 127

Level Required: 65

*If you have completed the quest Bone Voyage, you will have access to Fossil Island, which is located north-east of Morytania and home base for these mushrooms. You will find 6 of these mushrooms, all marked with a tree icon on the map (image provided to the right). Players will need to bring an axe, and a rake to stomp through the Tar Swamp to get rid of vines and other obstructions. Beware! If you go near the bubbling tar, you will be greeted by a level 132 Tar Monster.

The spawning of these 6 mushrooms are quite random and unique to each player, so you’ll have to traverse through the tar swamp quite a bit to find your unique shroom. World hopping does not change this. Good luck!

Level 35+  – Teak Trees

Experience Per Log: 85

Experience Per Hour: 95-190K

*This method will provide the fastest experience. You will be dropping these logs so there is NO profit involved. This requires much more concentration, but will yield much more experience per hour.

The most efficient and most commonly used method of cutting Teak trees is the “2-tick method”, which would consist of you chopping a Teak tree, dropping the log instantly and then clicking on the Teak tree again. This will dramatically increase your hourly experience.

If you choose this method until 99, it will take 192,771 Teak logs without the bonuses of the Lumberjack Outfit.

Skillcape

Congratulations! You have achieved level 99 in Woodcutting. Though it is labeled as an easier, less attentive skill it is still quite the accomplishment! Head over to the master of Woodcutting, Wilfred, in Lumbridge. He’s located just south of the furnace, and will sell you the Woodcutting skillcape and hood for 99,000 coins.