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.
Functions of trees
Woodcutting, Firemaking, and Fletching
Players can use a hatchet to cut trees using the Woodcutting skill to gain logs, and different trees yield different types of logs when cut. A single tree, except normal and achey trees, may theoretically provide an infinite amount of logs, but will usually provide between 1 and 20 sets of logs.
Players can then burn these logs with the Firemaking skill to make a fire, usually by using a tinderbox on them. They 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 planted by members in tree hotspots in gardens in player-owned houses using the Construction skill. This also requires a certain Farming level and a watering can. Bagged trees can be bought from the gardener in the park in north-east Falador. These trees cannot be cut.
Specific trees occasionally play roles in quests, such as the Dramen Tree, which is the focus of the Lost City quest, the swaying tree in Fremennik trials, or the windswept tree in Olaf's 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 trees
There are four main types of trees. The type of tree usually determines its uses.
|Name of Tree||Image||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||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||Most common type of tree.|
|Dying tree||No||Varrock||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||Same as a normal 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||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||Only found in so-called 'haunted' areas.|
|Dead tree covered in snow||Yes||Around the Ghorrock fortress||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||Same as regular dead trees, except its name and covered in snow. They can only be found around the Ghorrock fortress.|
|Evergreen||No||Camelot, Taverley, Barbarian Village||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||The same as a normal tree, but a knife can be used with it to create a Bucket of sap.|
|Burnt tree||No||Edgeville||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||Only appears after Ritual of the Mahjarrat.|
|Jungle tree||Yes||Karamja||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||Same as a normal tree.|
|Swamp Tree||No||Lumbridge Swamp, Haunted Woods||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||Same as a normal tree.|
|Tree (Tribute to Guthix)||No||Around the world||Logs||1||25||1||40||1||Same as normal tree, mourning Guthix.|
|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||No||Near Seers' Village and Sinclair Mansion, Daemonheim Peninsula resource dungeon||Maple logs||45||100||45||142||50||Tree was previously members only with logs for all players.|
|Acadia tree||Yes||Imperial district in Menaphos||Acadia logs||47||92||47||140||N/A||Access to Menaphos is required.|
|Arctic pine||Yes||On Neitiznot||Arctic pine logs||56||140||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.|
|Hollow tree||Yes||Haunted Woods||Bark||45||82 or 357||N/A||N/A||N/A||Can light Haunted Woods Torches.|
|Eucalyptus tree||Yes||West of Oo'glog||Eucalyptus logs||58||165||58||193.5||N/A||Found in an area filled with aggressive wolves.|
|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||Extremely slow cutting, popular for cash and Fletching experience.|
|Cursed magic tree||Yes||Spirit Realm||Cursed magic logs||82||275||75||303.5||80||Special magic tree that changes into a magic tree when chopped down.|
|Bloodwood tree||Yes||Wilderness, scattered across Gielinor||Bloodwood logs||85||320||N/A||N/A||93||Logs must be fully fletched into Bakriminel bolts within 2 squares of the tree or they will disintegrate.|
|Elder tree||Yes||Scattered across Gielinor||Elder logs||90||325||90||435||90||Gives highest-level logs in game; instanced (no competition between players).|
|Bamboo||Yes||Waiko, Uncharted Isles||Bamboo||90||120||N/A||N/A||96||Sets of 5 bamboos may be fletched into bundles of bamboo.|
|Crystal tree||Yes||Scattered across Gielinor||None||94||434.5||N/A||N/A||N/A||Only one crystal tree active at any time.|
|Golden Bamboo||Yes||Uncharted Isles||Golden bamboo||96||655.5||N/A||N/A||96||Sets of 2 golden bamboos may be fletched into bundles of bamboo.|
|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
|Apple tree||Apple tree seed||Fruit||9 raw sweetcorn||27||880 min
|Willow tree||Willow seed||Wood||1 basket of apples||30||220 min
|Banana tree||Banana tree seed||Fruit||4 baskets of apples||33||880 min
|Orange tree||Orange tree seed||Fruit||3 baskets of strawberries||39||880 min
|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
|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
|Yew tree||Yew seed||Wood||10 cactus spines||60||380 min
|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||8 poison ivy berries||72||>1400 min
|129.5||12096||48.5||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 untradeable.|
|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 (six branches per tree, branches take 5 minutes each 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 Rellekka||The Fremennik Trials||The sheep wool underneath it are used during the quest.|
|Mango tree||North of Ape Atoll Agility Course, next to Fairy ring CLR||Fairytale III - Battle at Orks Rift||A tree that players must pick a Mango from in order to proceed in the quest. After the quest it serves no purpose, and no more Mangos can be picked. The area can be revisited as a shortcut to Ape Atoll, but a Monkey greegree must be used to leave the enclosed Mango tree area.|
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, Mobilising Armies, the canyon east of Poison Waste (requires The Path of Glouphrie), and, if grown using the Farming skill, in either Port Sarim, Brimhaven, or Etceteria (requires level 83 Farming, see the side for details)||Any other Spirit Tree||The Spirit Trees in the Tree Gnome Stronghold (after The Grand Tree and the Tree Gnome Village 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 Village (which can then be used to travel to any other Spirit Tree; after The Path of Glouphrie, this intermediate step is no longer required.)|
|Canoe tree||On the banks of the River Lum in five places: Lumbridge, near the Champions' Guild, Gunnarsgrunn, 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. Some time after the tree is 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. If two or more woodcutters are cutting wood and one of them completely cuts the tree, the rest of the woodcutters will still continue with the cutting animation in the air, stopping it after a few seconds. Stumps on tree patches can be removed by using a spade on them.
- Previously, if players were chopping down trees just to have a tree spirit random event, (since they dropped rune hatchets) players might have wanted to use Centaur Valley as every time a tree was chopped, a spirit would appear. However, since the removal of this random event, Centaur Valley is now the only place where tree spirits can be found.
- 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.
- On 5 April 2011, the trees south of Falador were graphically updated in advance to the release of the Clan Camp.
- On 17 August 2011, Trees across the Free part of the game were updated. This included the trees in Lumbridge, Draynor, Varrock, Falador and even trees on the Woodcutting island. Trees near Taverley and around the Digsite were updated too. Farmed trees received an update.
- The previous week, trees around the Grand Exchange and Edgeville were also updated, as well as spirit trees.
- On 6 March 2012, the areas between Ardougne, Piscatoris Fishing Colony and Gu'Tanoth were updated with new trees, ground textures, and lighting.
- On 20 March 2012, the trees and ground textures were updated in the vast majority of RuneScape, including Miscellania, Seers' Village and the rest of the Fremennik Province.