Written by Burj. Last updated 12 April 2019.
Woodcutting is a skill that allows you to cut down the various types of trees scattered throughout the world using an axe, in order to obtain different kinds of logs. These logs can be used along with other resources to create bows and arrows using the fletching skill, and structures using the construction skill, or set alight using the firemaking skill. Alternatively, they can be sold to shops or other players for a profit.
How to chop down trees
To train woodcutting, you need an axe that you have a high enough woodcutting level to use. At level 1, this is just a Copper Axe. You can either wield it, or just have it in your inventory. Next find a tree that you have a high enough woodcutting level to cut down. At level 1, this is just regular trees. Click on it and you will start chopping away, and logs will begin to appear in your inventory. You will continue cutting the tree until it is felled. It will reappear after a short time.
There are different kinds of axes available. The Copper Axe can be used at level 1, but others require a minimum level. Higher level axes do not result in you getting logs quicker, or getting more logs from each tree. However, they are required to build higher level Woodcutting Camps. They also have better combat stats, which may come in useful if you come across a pesky goblin on your way to a tree.
How to get an axe
You automatically start with a bronze axe when you create a new account. Lower level axes (bronze to steel) can be bought from woodcutting shops. Higher level ones must be made using the Smithing skill. Alternatively, you can buy them from other players.
Where to buy an axe
Bronze, Iron and Steel Axes can be bought from woodcutting shops.
One shop is located in Fiewon, the town in the top left of the world. The woodcutting shop is the bottom right building (coordinates 32, 38).
The other is in Hyrill, in the bottom left of the world. The woodcutting shop is the the triangular building to the west of the northern entrance (coordinates 29, 164).
How to make an axe
Alternatively, axes can be made using the smithing skill.
|Copper Axe||1 Copper||1 Copper Bar
(2 Copper Ore)
|Iron Axe||10||1 Iron Bar
(2 Iron Ore)
|Steel Axe||20||1 Steel Bar
(2 Iron Ore, 1 Coal)
|Nelenite Axe||30||1 Nelenite Bar
(2 Nelenite Ore, 2 Coal)
|Gothite Axe||40||1 Gothite Bar
(2 Gothite Ore, 2 Coal)
|Osmium Axe||50||1 Osmium Bar
(2 Osmium Ore, 3 Coal)
Where to get an axe
Finally, a Bronze Axe can be found at 100, 173.
With your trusty axe in hand, you can start chopping trees. Regular trees can be found all over the world and can be cut at level 1. Other trees require a higher woodcutting level. These higher level trees are also rarer, but provide more valuable logs. The table below gives an overview of the different types of trees.
|King Maple Tree||40||125|
Where to sell logs
The logs you receive can be sold to shops to make some cash. Logs can be sold to any shops, not just woodcutting shops, and they will be bought for the same price. You will also be offered the same price irregardless of how many logs the shop has in stock. The shop prices for logs are listed in the table below.
|Logs||Name||Shop buys for||Shop sells for|
|King Maple Logs||28||52|
Lumber camps are created using the Construction skill. They allow you to automatically chop down trees and note the logs, but will disappear after a certain number of logs have been noted. The higher your Construction level, the more logs that can be noted and the longer the camp can be used for.
Each lumber camp can be used to cut a specific type of tree, and so there are six camps to match the six tree types. To build a camp you must have a saw in your inventory, which can be bought from any general store. Each camp also requires five of a specific type of log and a specific type of axe, which will be consumed to create it. They are listed in the table below.
|Camp||Name||Processes||Woodcutting level||Construction level||Items required||Construction XP for building||Construction XP per log noted|
|Lumber Camp||Trees and Logs||10||1||5 Logs, Copper Axe||100||5|
|Oak Lumber Camp||Oak Trees and Oak Logs||20||10||5 Oak Logs, Iron Axe||200||10|
|Ash Lumber Camp||Ash Trees and Ash Logs||30||20||5 Ash Logs, Steel Axe||300||15|
|Fur Lumber Camp||Fur Trees and Fur Logs||40||30||5 Fur Logs, Nelenite Axe||400||20|
|King Maple Lumber Camp||King Maps Trees and King Maple Logs||50||40||5 King Maple Logs, Gothite Axe||500||25|
|Magic Lumber Camp||Magic Trees and Magic Logs||60||50||5 Magic Logs, Osmium Axe||600||30|
Using Lumber Camps
To create a lumber camp, using your saw on the logs. Your camp will be built where you stand. Camps will only allow you to cut trees within five steps of them. Ideally, build your camp within five steps of two trees, so once one tree has been cut down your adventurer will move to the other.
Right clicking on your camp reveals four options.
Operate: Your adventurer will move to a tree and start cutting it. Once your inventory is full, they will return to the camp to note the logs, and start again.
Check: Displays how many more logs the camp can process before disappearing.
Process: Notes the logs you have in your inventory.
Disassemble: Removes the camp. You can only have a certain number of camps down at a time. Disassembling a camp will not return the logs or axe used to build it.
Since the camp notes your logs automatically, it doesn't really matter how much free inventory space you have. An efficient technique to train wodocutting is to fill your inventory with a large number of axes and a saw. Go to the trees you wish to cut, and chop them until you have five logs. Use these and one of the axes to create a camp, and start using it. When the camp depletes, you can simply repeat the process. This allows you to train for long periods of time without having to return to a bank.
Bags are created using the Crafting skill. They can hold multiple items while only taking up one inventory space. They can be used to hold logs, increasing the amount you can carry before returning to a bank. They can also be used to hold axes for creating lumber camps, allowing you to chop trees for extremely long periods before banking.