This article is about the free-to-play guide. For the members guide, see Money making guide/Woodcutting (P2P).
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Notice that all money-making methods in this table are available for both non-members and members.
Woodcutting is similar to Fishing as a money-making skill in several ways. It is a popular way to make money and also requires a bit of patience to fill an entire inventory. Woodcutting is also a skill that does not require much attention, as you will automatically chop logs from trees until you are interrupted (such as by logging out, or if the tree's supply of logs is exhausted). Also logs, similarly to fish, can be sold in bulk at the Grand Exchange in a matter of seconds. You should empty your inventory, equip your hatchet and then cut down the trees. The only downfall of F2P fishing is that it takes longer and doesn't make as much money as woodcutting yews.
-Non-member Maple Trees can also be cut at the Daemonheim Resource Dungeon. The portal going to this location can be found south-west of the boat that goes back to Al Kharid. The portal going to Woodcutting island requires a Dungeoneering level of 30.
|*****||Level 1+||Logs can be cut and sold for 175 coins each. Normal trees are found virtually everywhere around RuneScape, but do not give multiple logs per tree. The forest between Lumbridge and the Draynor Village, east of Draynor Village, the Grand Exchange, and East Varrock are all convenient places to gather normal logs. All being close to a bank, these are effective ways to gather logs. Draynor Manor can also be a great place for these type of logs; a bank is relatively close. Regular logs also come from dead trees, dying trees, and evergreen trees. The bad thing is that each tree only holds one set of logs. As you increase your woodcutting skill, the time it takes you to chop down a tree decreases, increasing your profit. The income from selling logs that you acquire from level 1 to 15 to the Grand Exchange is around 75,500 coins. A good option is to cut logs around draynor and note them in the bank, selling several at once, or you could cut logs inside the grand exchange and sell each inventory. If you offer logs at around 95gp then they will sell quicker, but will generate the same income as selling at the recommended price.; this method is actually the best money making method until level 60 if you don't want to gain xp. theoretically the extra price for yew and maple still doesn't account for the extra time taken so this could be the best non-training method.|
|Level 15+||Oak logs are in demand for the Construction skill, and sell for 90 coins each. Oak trees can be found in many places, most notably just east of the Draynor Village bank, near the four-way intersection in Draynor Village, east and west of Varrock, near the southern Falador gate, or west of Varrock Palace, to name a few. Each oak log earns 37.5 Woodcutting XP so a total inventory would bring 1,050 XP. You will bring in around 34k coins if you cut oaks from level 15 to 30.|
|Level 30+||Willow logs sell for 22 coins each, and can be cut south of the Draynor Village bank and around the pond south of the Lumbridge Mill and east of the sheep farm. The site near Draynor village is more profitable as it is much closer to a bank. It is difficult to sell the willow logs in the Grand Exchange, due to the high supply from power-levelling woodcutters and the low demand from the rest of the market, even though willow logs have been in high demand recently. You may be able to sell a load of logs to a player who is training Firemaking. Also another strategy is to cut willows in Rimmington as you can sell the logs for 16 coins each at the town general store. It is not recommended to use this method, as cutting oaks or normal trees is faster and more effective.|
50,000 (Depending on WC Level)
|Level 60-65+||Yew logs sell for 561 coins each and are almost always in high demand by players training Fletching, Firemaking and Magic. Take note, however, that yew logs are considerably slower to cut until one reaches a higher Woodcutting level (70-75+ woodcutting is very helpful). A few yew trees are close to banks; if one gets a load of yew logs in 15 minutes it is approximately a 50,000gp/hour profit.
In free worlds, most non-crowded areas would be the yew tree in the graveyard in Lumbridge but there is only one tree there so it is not recommended unless you are the only player there. Other locations in which free players can chop yews for money are the 3 yew trees behind the Varrock Palace; players can chop the yews there and bank or sell them via the Grand Exchange. Another location consists of 4 yews close to each other and are near Rimmington; Players can use the clan vexillum to arrive near the yews, and then teleport to the Combat Academy for quickly depositing the logs.
It is highly recommended to use a Rune hatchet as this is the best hatchet a free player is able to use, therefore, maximising profitability and experience. Spending more for the most expensive hatchet results in the greatest possible profit with the least possible effort.
Many RuneScape players often perform an external activity whilst woodcutting and have the cutting sound a bit higher so whenever players stop hearing the chopping sound, they can switch over and cut another yew, although some people might accuse you of botting.
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