- This article is about all varieties of trees. For an ordinary tree specifically, see Tree.
Trees are a part of the natural scenery of RuneScape. Trees can be found all across the realm of Gielinor, but especially in forested kingdoms, such as in the tropical jungles of Karamja and the temperate forests of Asgarnia and Misthalin.
If players use a herring (raw or cooked) on any tree, they will receive the message: "This is not the mightiest tree in the forest." This is a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and is one of the many cultural references in RuneScape.
Functions of treesEdit
Woodcutting, Firemaking, and FletchingEdit
Players can then burn these logs with the Firemaking skill to make a fire, usually by using a tinderbox on them. Members can also use the Fletching skill to shape logs into items used for Ranged by using a knife on them.
Members can also grow certain types of trees from seeds using the Farming skill. Players can grow trees by planting tree seeds, fruit tree seeds, or spirit tree seeds in soil-filled plant pots, watering the seeds with a watering can, waiting for a short germination period, then planting them with a seed dibber in tree patches. The only trees which can be grown using Farming are the types of wooden trees which can be cut using the Woodcutting skill, fruit trees, which produce fruit, and Spirit Trees, which can be used for transportation.
Bagged trees can be bought from the gardener in the park in north-east Falador. These trees cannot be cut. There are also four types of trees which yield logs which can be made into planks at the sawmill. These planks can then be used to make furniture using Construction.
Specific trees occasionally play roles in quests, such as the Dramen Tree, which is the focus of the Lost City quest. The Grand Tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold has a role in some quests involving gnomes, including The Grand Tree quest and the Monkey Madness quest.
Canoe trees can also be cut down using a hatchet and the Woodcutting skill. Once a canoe tree has been felled, players can right-click on it to make one of four types of canoes, which can be used to travel up and down the River Lum, even into the Wilderness.
Types of treesEdit
There are four main types of trees. The type of tree usually determines its uses.
|Name of Tree||Pay-to-play only?||Location(s)||Type of logs||Level to cut||XP for Cutting||Level to burn||XP for Burning||Level to fletch||Notes|
|Tree||No||Everywhere||Regular logs||1||25||1||40||1||Most common type of tree.|
|Dead tree||No||'Haunted' or 'Dark' forests, such as in the Wilderness, around Draynor Manor or in many areas of Morytania, such as the Haunted Woods||Regular logs||1||25||1||40||1||Only found in so-called 'haunted' areas.|
|Achey tree||Yes||In the Feldip Hills and south of Castle Wars||Achey logs||1||25||1||40||7||Also features in some quests involving ogres.|
|Oak tree||No||Many forests||Oak logs||15||37.5||15||60||20||Oak logs are also used in Construction.|
|Willow tree||No||Near most bodies of water||Willow logs||30||67.5||30||90||35||Popular for fast Woodcutting and Firemaking experience.|
|Teak tree||Yes||Several in the Hardwood Grove in Tai Bwo Wannai Village and on Etceteria, and one tree in the woods south of Castle Wars||Teak logs||35||85||35||105||N/A||Teak logs are also used in Construction.|
|Maple tree||Yes||Various places in Misthalin||Maple logs||45||100||45||135||50||Only tree that is members only, that the logs are for all players|
|Arctic pine||Yes||On Neitiznot||Arctic pine logs||56||40||42||125||N/A||Oddly requires high Woodcutting level to cut, but gives little Woodcutting experience, however arctic pine logs require a much lower Firemaking level to burn, but give excellent Firemaking experience. Also featured in The Fremennik Isles quest.|
|Eucalyptus tree||Yes||Oo'glog||Eucalyptus logs||58||165||58||193.5||N/A||Found in a multi-combat area, filled with wolves and Ogress'.|
|Mahogany tree||Yes||Several in the Hardwood Grove in Tai Bwo Wannai Village, on Etceteria, and on Ape Atoll||Mahogany logs||50||125||50||157.5||N/A||Mahogany logs are also used in Construction.|
|Yew tree||No||Many forests||Yew logs||60||175||60||202.5||65||Popular for profit and Fletching experience, best free-to-play skill tree, common macro target.|
|Magic tree||Yes||Lletya, Mage Training Arena, around Sorcerer's Tower||Magic logs||75||250||75||303.5||80||Best skill tree, extremely slow cutting, popular for cash and Fletching experience.|
|Name of Tree||Name of Seed||Type||Payment for Farmer to Watch||Level to grow||Growth Time||XP to Plant||XP to Check Health||XP to Harvest||Harvest||Roots||Notes|
|Oak tree||Acorn||Wood||1 basket of tomatoes||15||140 min.||18||467.5||N/A||N/A||Oak roots|
|Apple tree||Apple tree seed||Fruit||9 raw sweetcorn||27||880 min.||18||1200||8||Apples||N/A|
|Willow tree||Willow seed||Wood||1 basket of apples||30||220 min.||25||1456.5||N/A||N/A||Willow roots|
|Banana tree||Banana tree seed||Fruit||4 baskets of apples||33||880 min.||28||1750.5||10.5||Bananas||N/A|
|Orange tree||Orange tree seed||Fruit||3 baskets of strawberries||39||880 min.||35||2470.5||13.5||Oranges||N/A|
|Curry tree||Curry tree seed||Fruit||5 baskets of bananas||42||880 min.||40||2907||15||Curry leaves||N/A||Three curry leaves can be used in an uncooked stew which can then be cooked to curry (requires level 60 Cooking).|
|Maple tree||Maple seed||Wood||1 basket of oranges||45||300 min.||45||3404||N/A||N/A||Maple roots|
|Pineapple tree||Pineapple seed||Fruit||10 watermelons||51||880 min.||57||4605.5||22.5||Pineapples||N/A||Pineapples can be used to make supercompost.|
|Papaya tree||Papaya tree seed||Fruit||10 pineapples||57||880 min.||72||6147||27||Papayas||N/A|
|Yew tree||Yew seed||Wood||10 cactus spines||60||380 min.||81||7069.5||N/A||N/A||Yew roots|
|Palm tree||Palm tree seed||Fruit||15 papayas||68||880 min.||111||10100||42||Coconuts||N/A||Coconuts can be cracked open with a hammer and the milk can be poured into an empty vial to make a vial of coconut milk, a high level Herblore ingredient.|
|Calquat tree||Calquat tree seed||Special||N/A||72||1300 min.||48.5||12096||Calquat fruits||N/A||Calquat fruits can be hollowed out with a knife to make a calquat keg, which can hold up to 4 pints of beer. Calquat fruits can also be used to make supercompost.|
|Magic tree||Magic seed||Wood||25 coconuts||75||460 min.||145||13768||N/A||N/A||Magic roots||Magic roots can be spun into magic string which can be used on an unstrung emerald amulet and can be enchanted with Enchant Level 2 Jewellery to make an Amulet of Nature (requires level 19 Crafting and level 27 Magic).|
|Spirit Tree||Spirit tree seed||Special||5 monkey nuts, 1 monkey bar, 1 ground suqah tooth||83||3680 min.||199.5||19302||N/A||N/A||N/A||Only one can be grown at once. Once fully grown, Spirit Trees can be used for transportation. Their seeds are untradable.|
|Name of Tree||Name of Logs||Name of Planks||Cost for Planks||Minimum Construction Level to Use|
|Tree/Dead tree/Achey tree||Logs/Achey logs||Planks||100 coins||1|
|Oak tree||Oak logs||Oak planks||250 coins||15|
|Teak tree||Teak logs||Teak planks||500 coins||35|
|Mahogany tree||Mahogany logs||Mahogany planks||1,500 coins||40|
These trees play roles in quests.
|Name of Tree||Location||Quests||Description|
|The Grand Tree||North-east section of the Tree Gnome Stronghold||The Grand Tree, Monkey Madness||Features heavily in the entirety of The Grand Tree quest, contains the start and finish of the Monkey Madness quest.|
|'Odd tree'||In small grove of trees north-west of the Lumbridge Swamp, west of Lumbridge, south-east of Draynor Village, and north of the Wizards' Tower||Lost City||This tree cannot be chopped down, but rather has a 'chop tree' right-click option, which causes a leprechaun to appear.|
|Dramen Tree||In a small cave in the Entrana Dungeon||Lost City||Features prominently in the Lost City quest, in which players must go to Entrana, kill zombies in the Entrana Dungeon to obtain a bronze hatchet, attempt to cut the tree, defeat the Dramen Tree Spirit which attacks, cut a Dramen Branch from the tree, and use a knife to carve the branch into a Dramen staff, which is needed to complete the quest and gain access to the lost city of Zanaris.|
|'Swaying tree'||In large forest in the Fremennik Province, south-east of Rellekka||The Fremennik Trials||Features briefly in The Fremennik Trials quest, when players must cut a branch from the tree and use a knife on it to get an unstrung lyre.|
|Willow tree||Tree patch||Enlightened Journey||In the Enlightened Journey quest, 12 willow branches are needed to weave a basket for a hot-air balloon. These branches can be cut by using secateurs on a willow tree grown from a 'special sapling' given to players during the quest or simply cut from any player-grown willow tree (one branch per tree, branches take 5 minutes to respawn).|
|Achey tree||The Feldip Hills and south of Castle Wars||Big Chompy Bird Hunting||Used in the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest to make an ogre bow and ogre arrows to hunt chompy birds.|
|Golden Apple Tree||East of Relleka||The Fremennik Trials||The sheep wool underneath it are used during the quest.|
These are trees which are used to travel around the RuneScape realm of Gielinor.
|Name of Tree||Location(s)||Transportation Destinations||Description|
|Spirit Tree||Tree Gnome Stronghold, Tree Gnome Village, The Grand Exchange, the Khazard Battlefield south of Ardougne, and, if grown using the Farming skill, in either Port Sarim, Brimhaven, or Etceteria (requires level 83 Farming, see above for details)||Any other Spirit Tree||The Spirit Tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold can be used to travel to any other Spirit Tree, while others can only be used to travel to the Spirit Tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold (which can then be used to travel to any other Spirit Tree).|
|Canoe tree||On the banks of the River Lum in five places: Lumbridge, near the Champions Guild, Barbarian Village, Edgeville, and level 35 Wilderness||Any other station along the river||Canoe trees can be cut into canoes using a hatchet and the Woodcutting skill. This requires level 12 Woodcutting to make a log canoe, which can travel up to one station away from where it was made, level 27 Woodcutting to make a dugout canoe, which can travel up to two stations, level 42 Woodcutting to make a stable dugout canoe, which can travel up to three stations, and level 57 Woodcutting to make a waka canoe, which can travel to any station. Only the waka canoe can enter the Wilderness.|
A tree stump is what remains of a tree after it has been cut down by a player. The stump's examine text depends on the type of the original tree, so it is easy to determine which stumps go with which trees for some tree types. Some time after the tree was cut down, anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes, most stumps will respawn into the trees they came from so they can be cut again. Some stumps, however, are purely for decoration and will not do so.
You can remove a tree stump of a tree a player planted by using a Spade on it.
If players are chopping down trees just to have a tree spirit random event, (since they drop rune hatchets) players might want use the Fairy rings to travel to Centaur Valley and chop any tree there, as every time a tree is chopped, a Tree Spirit will appear. This monster is similar to the random event of the same name, but the loot is slightly different (however, these still drop rune hatchets), and their combat level is always 14.