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Woodcutting is a skill available in RuneScape Classic that consists of cutting down trees and obtaining logs. A higher Woodcutting level will give players more trees to cut and a better chance of chopping down a tree. After having been cut down, a tree will respawn after a certain amount of time.


It is possible to fail to cut a tree, in which the player receives the following message:
You slip and fail to hit the tree

  • The player doesn't get the logs, and the tree remains standing
  • If the player fails to cut the tree, they must click again

Hatchet types

Black Axe (equip).png

The better the axe, the better the chance of successfully chopping a tree and receiving logs. Unlike RuneScape 2, there is no level requirement to use each axe for Woodcutting. However, the Attack level remains for wielding it as a weapon. Players without such requirement can still use the axe to chop logs by not wielding it.

Bob's Brilliant Axes is a shop in Lumbridge that sells bronze to steel axes. Higher level axes can only be acquired through Smithing, as monster drops, or by trading with other players.

Image Axe Attack lvl Shop locations Price Smithing lvl Spawns Monster drops
Bronze Axe.png Bronze axe 1 16gp 1
Iron Axe.png Iron axe 1 56gp 16
Steel Axe.png Steel axe 5
  • Combat Training Camp
  • Grand Tree
  • Lumbridge
200gp 31
Black Axe.png Black axe 10 Not sold Not smithed
Mithril Axe.png Mithril axe 20 Not sold 51
Adamantite Axe.png Adamantite axe 30 Not sold 71
Rune Axe.png Rune axe 40 Not sold 86

Log types

A player attempting to cut a tree with visible bubble.

Many different kinds of logs can be gathered with the Woodcutting skill at increasingly higher levels. All logs can be used to make bows with the Fletching skill. However, unlike in RuneScape 2, only regular logs can be used for Firemaking, not the higher-level logs. Also, only regular logs can be used to make arrow shafts.

Unlike in RS2, all log pictures look the same.

Log Level Experience Fatigue % Logs / 100% Respawn
Logs 1 25 0.533% 188 40–50 seconds
Oak logs 15 37.5 0.8% 125 17 seconds
Willow logs 30 62.5 1.333% 76 35 seconds
Maple logs 45 100 2.133% 47 70 seconds
Yew logs 60 175 3.733% 27 2 minutes
Magic logs 75 250 5.333% 19 4 minutes

Tree locations

Image Type Quantity Location
Tree.png Tree (pointy).png Tree (unhealthy).png Normal trees 3,082 Everywhere.
Oak Tree.png Oak tree 182 Gnome Stronghold, Seers Village, Grand Tree
Willow Tree.png Willow tree 35 Northwest of the Seers Village bank, west of the Grand Tree
Dramen Tree.png Dramen Tree Lost City quest Entrana dungeon
Maple Tree.png Maple tree 28 Seers Village
Yommi Tree.png Yommi Tree Legend's Quest Kharazi Jungle fertile earth
Yew Tree.png Yew tree 20 South-west of the Seers Village bank
Tree (Magic).png Magic tree 14 South of Seers Village bank, Gnome Stronghold
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Log certificates


Some types of logs can be exchanged for certificates. Each certificate is worth 5 logs of that type, and certificates stack for easier carrying and trading of large quantities. Chuck, on the north side of East Ardougne, will exchange the following certificates for logs (and vice versa):

Surprisingly, there is no magic logs certificate.


A player attempts to cut the Dramen tree, summoning the Tree Spirit.

Woodcutting is required to complete some quests.

The following quests give Woodcutting experience rewards:


Originally, woodcutting had to be done by using the axe on the tree.

  • In the early days,[Clarify] players had to use their axes on the trees to be able to cut them.
  • Originally, there were only normal trees in RSC, and the experience gained when cutting trees raised with every level you gained according to the formula .
    • When Fletching was released, Jagex added new trees for members and made a fixed limit of experience on chopping normal trees. It was 12.5 experience briefly and later changed to 25 experience. While Jagex compensated for this by changing Woodcutting to be able to be done with left click, many players (especially free users) were upset that reaching a high-level Woodcutting would take an unfortunately longer period of time.
    • Firemaking still uses a dynamic experience amount since only normal logs can be burned in RSC.
  • Everdred is the first known player to reach level 99 Woodcutting.
  • It is possible to get magic logs at level 50 Woodcutting from Yommi Trees.