Free-to-play Woodcutting training

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This article is about the free-to-play guide. For the members' guide, see Pay-to-play Woodcutting training.

This guide outlines the best methods for training the Woodcutting skill in free-to-play. Profit from woodcutting is very low compared to other money-making methods and the profitable methods offer very slow experience per hour, thus it is more beneficial to simply perform the fastest experience methods and use the saved time to make money from alternative methods.

Training Woodcutting alongside Firemaking saves a lot of time compared to banking logs and only slightly lowers experience rates compared to dropping them.

Axes[edit | edit source]

Axes are required to train Woodcutting, they range in quality from bronze to rune, each tier up has a higher chance to successfully cut a tree and thus it is recommended to always use the highest tier axe available. If the Attack level requirement is met, save an inventory space by equipping the axe.

Item Woodcutting Attack How to obtain GE Price Weight Multiplier
Bronze axe.png Bronze axe 1 1 Bob's Brilliant Axes: 16 67 1.36 kg 1
Iron axe.png Iron axe 1 1 Bob's Brilliant Axes: 56 51 1.36 kg 1.5
Steel axe.png Steel axe 6 5 Bob's Brilliant Axes: 200 34 1.36 kg 2
Black axe.png Black axe 11 10 Reward casket (beginner) 302 1.36 kg 2.25
Mithril axe.png Mithril axe 21 20 Smithing 51 Smithing 97 1.33 kg 2.5
Adamant axe.png Adamant axe 31 30 Smithing 71 Smithing 468 1.587 kg 3
Rune axe.png Rune axe 41 40 Smithing 86 Smithing 7,139 1.36 kg 3.5

Trees[edit | edit source]

Level Logs Tree Exp per log
1 Logs.png Trees 25
15 Oak logs.png Oak trees 37.5
30 Willow logs.png Willow trees 67.5
45 Maple logs.png Maple trees 100
60 Yew logs.png Yew trees 175

Levels 1-99[edit | edit source]

Levels 1-15 – trees[edit | edit source]

Tree.png Starting Woodcutting requires cutting trees from level 1 to 15, which grant 25 experience per log.

Trees are found all throughout Gielinor. There are large patches of trees south of the Grand Exchange and west of Lumbridge Castle.

  • Starting experience - 0
  • Experience required - 2,411
  • Logs required - 97 (2,425 experience)
  • Profit: 1,455 coins

Levels 15-30/60 – oak trees[edit | edit source]

Oak.png At level 15, it is recommended to start cutting oak trees, which grant 37.5 experience per log.

Oak trees are found all throughout Gielinor. There are several oak tree spots, behind Lumbridge General Store there are 2 oak trees close to Lumbridge bank. south-west of west Varrock bank, south of Falador's southern gates, Port Sarim, and east of Rimmington. If banking the logs, it is recommended to use trees near Varrock. There is also one oak tree just outside Falador west bank that is very convenient if banking logs.

  • Starting experience - 2,425
  • Experience needed for 30 - 10,938
  • Oak logs required for 30 - 292 (10,950 experience)
  • Experience needed for 60 - 271,317
  • Oak logs required for 60 - 9,867 (370,012.5 experience)

Levels 30/60-99 – willow trees[edit | edit source]

Willow.png At level 30, players can cut willow trees, which grant 67.5 experience per log.

If dropping logs, oak trees are higher experience rates until level 60, however because willow logs are closer to the bank in Draynor Village compared to the oak trees near Varrock west bank, banking oak and willow logs makes the experience rates equal.

Experience rates are about 35% higher over maple trees, however maples are more afk.

The best places to chop willow trees are south-west of the bank in Draynor Village, but beware of aggressive dark wizards. If a bank isn't required, or if you are level 3 and don't want the dark wizard attacking you, there are more trees just east of the Rusty Anchor Inn in Port Sarim, with a nearby bank deposit box just south. There are more trees east of Farmer Fred's house in Lumbridge, south of the Port Sarim jail, south-west of Rimmington, and east of the Champions' Guild.

  • Starting experience at 30 - 13,375
  • Experience required from 30 - 13,021,056
  • Willow logs required from 30 - 192,905 (13,021,087.5 experience)
  • Starting experience at 60 - 372,437.5
  • Experience required from 60 - 12,661,993.5
  • Willow logs required from 60 - 187,586 (12,662,055 experience)

Levels 45-99 – maple trees[edit | edit source]

Maple tree.png At level 45, players can cut maple trees, which grant 100 experience per log.

Experience rates are about 35% lower than willow trees, however maples are easier to afk as they take more time to cut therefore allowing a more relaxed style of grinding.

The only place where free-to-play players can cut maple trees is the Corsair Cove Resource Area which has 4 trees and is very far from a bank. It requires completion of Dragon Slayer I and The Corsair Curse to enter.

  • Starting experience - 61,558
  • Experience required - 12,972,873
  • Maple logs required - 129,729 (12,972,900 experience)

Other methods (60-99)[edit | edit source]

Levels 60-99 – yew trees[edit | edit source]

Yew.png At level 60, players can cut yew trees, which grant 175 experience per log. While yew logs earn profit, it is recommended to cut willow or maple trees for experience and use the time saved to earn money doing other things.

The best place to chop yew trees is south of Edgeville bank, followed by the Varrock Palace grounds east of the Grand Exchange, the Corsair Cove Resource Area which has 3 trees, but is very far from a bank and it requires completion of Dragon Slayer I and The Corsair Curse to enter. And lastly, 3 sparely-placed trees south of Falador West Bank for easy banking to sell at the Grand Exchange, some may choose to use a stamina potion to run between the trees faster.

  • Starting experience - 273,758
  • Experience needed - 12,760,673
  • Yew logs needed - 72,919 (12,760,825 experience)