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Elder Tree
Elder tree
Members Yes
Logs Elder logs
Examine The aged tree dominates with its huge presence.

An Elder tree is a high-levelled, members-only tree that can be cut for elder logs at level 90 Woodcutting. When cutting, the player will obtain 325 experience per set of elder logs, which can be fletched into elder shortbows at level 90 Fletching, or elder shieldbows at level 95 Fletching. These logs may also be burned by players with level 90 Firemaking for 435 experience.


The trees have a unique quality in which they are individually cut instead of shared between players. Five minutes after you begin chopping, the tree is depleted of branches (whether you continued chopping is not a factor) and becomes unavailable to the player on all worlds until it regrows. It takes 10 minutes of in-game time for the tree to regrow. After cutting one tree at a certain location, players may go to different locations and cut those while they wait for the other ones to grow back. At level 91 Woodcutting each tree can yield roughly 5 to 10 logs (in some cases this can be up to 17), while at level 96 Woodcutting each tree is found to yield roughly 5 to 11 logs. However, as with most high-level trees, the rate of yielding a log is very inconsistent.

The multichop special move of the beaver Summoning familiar does not work on elder trees. It will say: 'The elder tree is too tough for the beaver to chew through'. However, decorated woodcutting urns, signs of the porter and juju woodcutting potions will transport elder logs to the bank.


Map Location Teleport
Elder tree location - Legends' Guild

East of the Sorcerer's Tower, or north-east of the Legends' Guild

Fairy ring blrSeers' Village lodestone, Ardougne Teleport, Ardougne lodestone, Ardougne cloakSixth-Age circuit
Elder tree location - Yanille South of Yanille

Yanille lodestone, Watchtower Teleport, Teleport to House (if your house is in Yanille), Yanille tablet

Elder tree location - Tree Gnome Stronghold North-west of Tree Gnome Stronghold bank Due west of the spirit tree in the stronghold
Elder tree location - Draynor Village South of Draynor Village bank Amulet of glory, fairy ring DIS, Draynor lodestone
Elder tree location - Falador North of Falador Farm, south-east of Falador. Cabbage-port using explorer's ring (3 or 4), Draynor lodestone, Falador Teleport
Elder tree location - Varrock South of Varrock, north of the Rat Pen, or west of East Varrock Mine. South of the Zamorak prayer altar. Varrock lodestone, Varrock Teleport
Elder tree location - Lletya Near magic trees, south-west of Lletya Crystal teleport seed, Tirannwn quiver, Tirannwn lodestone
Elder tree location - Piscatoris Piscatoris hunter area Phoenix lair teleport, fairy ring akq (then go south), Eagles' Peak lodestone
Elder tree location - Gunnarsgrunn South of Edgeville, near the Stronghold of Safety. Edgeville lodestone, amulet of glory, skull sceptre
Elder tree location - Rimmington Directly south of Melzar's Maze, or west of POH Portal in Rimmington Rimmington tablet, clan vexillum, Teleport to House (if your house is in Rimmington), skills necklace, Port Sarim lodestone

Player-grown elder treeEdit

There is also one elder tree patch where players can grow their own elder tree from an elder seed and chop it when it has grown. It is located in Prifddinas in the Crwys Clan section in the north-east of the city. You can also pay the nearby farmer 25 morchella mushrooms to have him look after it.



  • There are a number of Easter eggs related to the Elder tree. These include:
    • Using compost on the tree gives the message "It's a nightmare to get out of the ground."
    • Using blue flowers on the tree results in a message saying "Hmm, Elder Flowers."
    • Using purple flowers on the tree results in a message saying "Mmm elderflowers."
    • Using any type of Summoning scrolls on the tree results in a message saying "5 was the best.", a reference to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
      • Using exactly 5 Summoning scrolls on the tree results in the message "I used to be a woodcutter like you, until I took an arrow in the knee.", another reference to Skyrim.
    • Using an enchanted lyre on the tree results in the message "Respect your elders!"
    • Using white berries on one results in "How cordial.".
    • Using a ring of stone on a tree gives the message "I'd kiln for one of those".
  • With the release of the trees, a blank white area appeared next to the Exiled Kalphite Hive, which contained many Elder trees, crystal trees, elder pyre logs and funeral pyres. This was used to test the new trees before release.
  • The Elder tree north of the cabbage patch was removed on 11 December 2013 with the release of The Bird and the Beast before being added back six days later on 17 December 2013.
  • With the release of elder trees, the evil elder tree had its Woodcutting and Firemaking levels increased to level 90 each from 85. This was to match the requirements for the normal version of elder trees.

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