This article provides methods and tips on training the Woodcutting skill for members.
Levels 1 through 15Edit
Players can cut normal trees. They are found almost everywhere in RuneScape. Players should find a Woodcutting location within short distance of a bank, where their logs can be stored until they're used or sold. A good place for Woodcutting regular trees is south of the Grand Exchange in Varrock, as the area is abundant with trees, and players can quickly bank or sell their logs at the Grand Exchange.
Levels 15 through 30Edit
Players can now cut oak trees. The best spot is east of Draynor Village's bank, or north from Port Sarim. The area west of Varrock's west bank is a good choice for low-level players. It is next to a bank. South of the bank in Seers' Village is also a good pick. Multiple oak trees grow around the bank in the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
At lower levels, or at least until the player is able to use a rune hatchet, oaks can be better experience per hour than willow trees, and do provide better income that lower levelled players may find useful.
Levels 30 through 45Edit
Willows are a good source of experience at 30 Woodcutting. Good places for chopping them include the Barbarian Outpost, north of the bank in Seers' Village, west of Catherby near the yew trees, Rimmington (after gaining access to the deposit box there during Rocking Out), Draynor Village, two places in Port Sarim one near the bar and one near Thurgo (there is a deposit box next to the monks of Entrana) and west of Fred's farm in Lumbridge (around the duck pond).
Willow trees, while decent at low and medium levels, quickly become outclassed once faster methods are available at higher levels.
Teaks are the second fastest (behind arctic pines) but gives the fastest experience for members once they have level 35 Woodcutting. This has shown to give 90,000 to 100,000 Woodcutting experience per hour at 99 Woodcutting, and is faster than chopping willows at any Woodcutting level. With urns, it's possible to gain up to 120,000 experience (Woodcutting and Firemaking combined) per hour.
Unfortunately, these trees are found in only a few places in RuneScape. A recommended area is the Hardwood Grove in Tai Bwo Wannai, which costs 100 trading sticks to enter. To bank, players must leave the grove and send the logs by Rionasta. It costs 10 trading sticks for each item you send. If the player does not wish to spend the trading sticks, they must drop the logs or burn them.
Players who wish to bank the logs but do not want to pay should go to the tree south-west of Castle Wars. To minimise banking time, players can bring a ring of duelling to teleport back to the Castle Wars bank, players can also bank using the fairy ring system. However, banking the logs will give noticeably less experience per hour, so it is better to simply drop the logs if one is looking for fast experience. Using Mouse keys to drop the logs works very well here, giving the fastest experience per hour.
Three more Teak trees can be found on Ape Atoll, but to cut these, a greegree is suggested. If you do not have a greegree, you will need some food and antipoison potions. After being around jungle snakes and jungle spiders, they will grow tolerant of you. The recent addition of a bank deposit chest in the area makes this location the best place to collect teak logs after the completion of the quest Deadliest Catch. It is possible to gain at least 100k xp/hr using this method along with the use of strong woodcutting urns.
The best way to cut them is to wait until 5 or so logs have been cut, then drop a log as soon as a new one appears in the inventory, then quickly re-click the tree. This means there will be no delay in cutting, and the next log will appear at the same time as it would if you had not dropped anything. This allows for the best Woodcutting experience possible, faster than dropping a whole inventory. However, the disadvantages are that it requires full attention and that banking must be done every once in a while as your inventory will become full of nests.
Another uncommonly used, but very fast way to avoid the dropping process at the hardwood grove is to bring a friend who is looking for Firemaking or Fletching experience. A player would trade their cut logs to a friend, and he/she would either burn or fletch them. This allows for fast cutting experience for the player, and free experience for their friend.
Another thing to consider is that the inferno adze burns a percent of the logs it cuts, meaning less time dropping per log. It is possible to cut up to 50 logs in one inventory this way.
With the introduction of bonfires you could single click to burn the teak logs, allowing them to drop to the ground. Single clicking on all of the logs rapidly made them all drop very fast, maximising experience rates. However now teak logs have a craft option in order to fletch teak crossbow stocks, so this method can no longer be used.
Levels 45 through 68Edit
At level 45, players can cut maple trees. Maple trees give 100 experience per log and each tree gives multiple logs, but give very little profit and should not be considered an efficient money making method; avoid them if you are in it only for money. The Seers' headband 2 gives a 10% xp boost to maple logs.
Players seeking Firemaking experience should turn instead to teaks or willows.
A good place to train is behind the Seers' Village bank, there are 4 trees and there are very few players there, also there are 6 willow trees to the west.
Another good place is the forest north of the Seers' Village bank, north of McGrubor's Wood, or west and northwest of Sinclair Mansion (all 4 locations are for the same area/group of trees). There are 70 maple trees here with rarely any one ever there.
Arctic Pine treesEdit
At level 54, players will be able to cut Arctic Pines. To cut arctic pines, a player must have started The Fremennik Isles to the point at which they have access to Neitiznot. Once on Neitiznot, go northwest of the bank to the Agility obstacle. You will see a pile of logs, a Woodcutting stump and a few Arctic pines. First, cut the trees, which provide 140.2 experience per log, then go to the woodcutting stump and create split logs, giving another 42.5 experience, and then dump them all in the pile of logs. Players may repeat this process for as much experience as they like. If you prefer to make money at the expense of some experience, you may bank the logs. Do not split the logs. The logs sell for 46 coins in the Grand Exchange, making 1288 coins per load. With making the arctic split logs, your exp per load is 5.1K experience.
With the introduction of the action bar you can now single click to burn the Arctic pine logs, allowing them to drop to the ground. Single clicking on all of the logs rapidly will make them all drop very fast maximising experience rates.
Eucalyptus trees are probably the most underrated trees in RuneScape, requiring level 58 Woodcutting. Not only can players earn 120,000 coins per hour, but they can also get over 65,000 experience an hour with urns. The best place to cut these is near Mobilising Armies, which also contains a bank. Without any bonuses, it takes 77,637 eucalyptus logs to get to 99 Woodcutting from 58. This could result in a profit of 31908807 in that time. Recently the price of the logs have dropped, but their prices have been consistently rising, so they are still a decent way to make money while amassing considerable amounts of woodcutting experience.
You should be prepared to bring armour if you are a lower level because there are aggressive ogresses and wolves in this location.
Mahogany trees are another good choice if you wish to gain profit while receiving reasonable experience per hour. Due to the special mahogany logs you receive while cutting these trees, they arguably produce the most money per hour of any tree in the game. 2.5% of the Mahogany logs you cut are 'special logs.' 2 special logs are needed to convert 26 ordinary mahogany logs into mahogany planks with the sawmill operator at the Lumber Yard. Mahogany planks are usually no lower than 1500 coins each. Not to mention the logs themselves are usually higher than yew logs, but since you collect logs faster while chopping mahogany than you do at yew trees, these are better money than yew trees.
To compare, these are the estimate earnings of woodcutting popular trees from levels 75-99, and Mahogany, considering 2% of the logs can be used to make planks.
Yew logs= 24,188,628 coins.
Mahogany logs, including the average amount of special logs which convert 26 logs into planks. (484 for each log, 2328 for each plank, and considering the amount of planks and special logs will be deducted from overall amount of mahogany logs)
Overall price of logs= 37,253,982 coins
Overall price of planks= 49,556,910 coins
It is important to note that as mahogany is faster experience per hour than both magic and yew trees, you would also get 99 or any level goal faster.
The average experience of Mahogany trees per hour is around 40-50k an hour. While this is much better than yews or magic trees, it is outmatched in this aspect by many other trees such has teak or arctic pines. This experience can be increased with urns, but it is advised to only cut mahogany if you wish to gain profit from woodcutting, and urns would slow cash gain.
Note- When cutting Mahogany trees on Tai Bwo Wannai, remember you need trading sticks to get to the trees, and then also 10 trading sticks per item to bank. For easy banking, completion of the quest Jungle Potion is needed. Trading sticks are at least very cheap and do not affect profits very much. With the introduction of the Lodestone Network for the home teleport spell, you can now teleport to Edgeville to bank and back to Karamja for easy access to Tai Bwo Wannai.
Levels 60 through 99Edit
For those who wish to chop them anyway, there are good spots behind Varrock Palace, south of the Seers' Village bank (3 yew trees), just west of Catherby (south of the bee keeper) and by the entrance of Edgeville Dungeon. There are four yews west of Rimmington, but they are a long distance from a bank. A good way to bank these is either through the explorer's ring 3 teleport to the cabbage field or by using a ring of duelling and a house teleport to bank in Castle Wars and grab the runes needed to teleport to the Rimmington house portal, a mere 5 steps away. There are three yew trees south of the Falador east bank which can be a good spot considering it's not crowded, and 4 west of Draynor Village. There is a good spot in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, which has 3 trees close to a bank, and if you go to the very South-West corner there are 4 trees reasonably close to each other.
With the quest Deadliest Catch, the best place to chop Yews is in the Piscatoris Hunter Area. This area is never crowded. There are 10 yew trees at this location. A bank chest is located north of the trees for fast banking if Deadliest Catch has been completed. Other banking options are inside the Piscatoris Fishing Colony or the bank in Zanaris by utilising the fairy ring that's close by.
Ivy requires 68 Woodcutting to cut. This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to earn Woodcutting experience. Just like trees, ivy contains a certain amount of it that can be cut before it is depleted, so the more people around the faster it is depleted. Finding an unpopulated spot is recommended for the fastest training. Cutting ivy does not fill your inventory with any items or logs except for a slight chance of bird's nests or strange rocks. Cutting ivy can yield 55k-65k experience an hour at 70 woodcutting, or 80-95k experience per hour at 99 Woodcutting. One ivy gives you 332.5 Woodcutting experience. If cutting with a sacred clay hatchet, each ivy then gives you 665 experience. Unless you have lots of time to play Stealing Creation, it is not recommended to cut ivy with the sacred clay hatchet after level 92, as the hatchets cut slower than a dragon hatchet, and you have to use a large number to get to 99.
However, cutting ivy does not earn money so it is this deterrent that sets it apart from most other Woodcutting options. However, there is a slight chance of bird's nest while cutting ivy. Another good technique for gaining money while cutting ivy is to farm herbs at the same time. Farming lantadyme or dwarf weed herbs can yield quite a bit of money while not intruding on the exp rates of your woodcutting.
A recommended place to use this method is behind Varrock Palace because if all the ivy respawns are chopped down the yew trees could be cut for extra experience and cash, or near the sewer entrance in Varrock because there the tree seeds from the nests can be immediately farmed, but it is often very crowded. The Castle Wars ivy location is recommended because there are 7 ivy plants, but you have no extra activities available there.
As you will receive no items besides the bird's nests, it's advised to bring a strung rabbit foot while cutting to increase the chance of a bird's nest. With a strung rabbits foot from 90-99 you can make several million gp from crushed nests, and high level tree seed drops.
Another recommended place is in Taverley. It is located at south-east corner of Taverley near to the lake where the The Lady of the Lake located, or near to the pet shop and the tree patch. There are 5 ivy spots and it is not often crowded compared to other ivy spots around RuneScape. You can also gain Hunter experience by catching implings around or near the ivy spot because there is an impling spawn area at the east wall of Taverley which is near to the ivy spot. There is also a tree patch which is a stone throw away and can be immediately farmed using seeds from the bird nests. This is a great place to train 3 skills all at once: Farming, Woodcutting and Hunter.
Sawmill training is a moderately efficient means of gaining Woodcutting experience for the more advanced woodcutter (level 80 needed). It gives about 80,000+ experience per hour when wielding a crystal saw (completion of The Eyes of Glouphrie), or about 8,000 experience per large task. Sawmill training is faster experience than chopping ivy.
A crystal tree requires level 94 woodcutting to chop. Like ivy, you don't get logs from this tree, because they are for powertraining. However, when chopping crystal trees there is a chance that a crystal geode will fall out of the tree, similar to Bird's nests. Crystal geodes may be shattered to reveal one of several items, including uncut gems and pieces of the crystal triskelion - wearing a strung rabbit foot is recommended as it increases the chance of a geode dropping.
As mentioned earlier, chopping Arctic Pine trees (found in the Fremennik province of Neitiznot) is an efficient method of training Woodcutting even at higher levels. It is possible to gain around 80-110k Woodcutting exp per hour (as well as 40k Firemaking exp per hour with the inferno adze).
The trees require level 54 Woodcutting to cut, granting 140.2 experience per log. To maximise experience it is advised to use a beaver familiar, lumberjack clothing, strong woodcutting urns and an inferno adze. Arctic pine logs have the left-click option 'light'. This allows the player to left-click every log in his or her inventory, dropping and stacking the logs on the ground. This is a very efficient way of training woodcutting. It is also recommended that the player does not cut the wood on the woodcutting stumps nearby, as this slows Woodcutting exp per hour down by approximately 10k. Although there is a bank nearby, it is much more efficient to drop the logs. This method is quicker than chopping ivy.
Woodcutting for profitEdit
Methods of training Woodcutting to earn money include cutting yew trees and magic trees. This could potentially result in a profit of 1,916,374 if you cut yews from 60-75 and then 16,312,384 from magic trees from 75-90. Finally, from 90-99, if you cut elder trees, you could net a profit of 104,228,336. However, it should be known that cutting for profit usually results in much slower rates of xp.
Hatchets for the jobEdit
Trading up to the best hatchet you can use is one part of fast woodcutting. Adding a hatchet to your toolbelt frees up a valuable inventory slot. Selling your logs should easily pay for all but the dragon hatchet, which may take up to level 75 to reach just by selling your logs.
|6||Steel||As per all low-level hatchets, this hatchet is slow; therefore, players should switch to a better hatchet as soon as possible.|
|6||Black||Black hatchets only require level 6 Woodcutting, making them as effective as a steel hatchet. It is better to use a Steel hatchet because steel hatchets are much cheaper. Steel hatchets are also easier to obtain.|
|21||Mithril||Good hatchet for levels 21-31, as it is the highest type the player may use at such level; however, it is still slow and the player should look to upgrade as soon as possible.|
|31||Adamant||This hatchet is decent, especially for players with a Woodcutting level higher than level 31, but lower than 41 or 40 (depending on if the player can use Sacred Clay or not). If possible, the player should look to upgrade to a Rune hatchet as soon as they become level 41 or a Sacred Clay hatchet at level 40.|
|40||Sacred clay||Gives double experience. If the player were to cut a Magic tree with this, you get 500 experience per log. It's good for training, but crumbles to dust after a time after a certain amount of experience gained, meaning that the player would need to continually play Stealing Creation until 99 if he or she used these tools until such. The proto-tool costs 20 Stealing Creation points. The tools do not stack in the player's bank.|
|41||Rune||Highly recommended at level 41 and up. This is the best hatchet for players who cannot afford a dragon hatchet. Also the best hatchet in F2P. Requires that the player have level 50 Attack to be wielded.|
|61||Dragon||Costs about 1,344,381, but is recommended for reaching 99, assuming the player cannot acquire an inferno adze. 60 Attack is needed to wield it.|
|61||Inferno adze||Cuts at same speed as a Dragon hatchet, with a 33% chance of incinerating any logs cut, giving full Woodcutting and Firemaking experience. This decreases the amount of banking trips needed, but also decreases profit since some logs are burned. It also functions as a rune pickaxe when mining, and, unlike most hatchets, it has no Attack level requirement to wield it. However, level 92 Firemaking is required to obtain and wield it. If you have level 87 Firemaking, you can use spicy stews to attain the Firemaking level required (92) to earn the adze, however the chance of getting the +5 boost required is small. The player may use the adze whilst it is in his or her inventory if they do not have the level 92 Firemaking requirement and cannot wield it.|
|75 (71)||Crystal||Made by trading a dragon hatchet and 4000 harmonic dust to Lady Ithell in Prifddinas. The requirement to use is level 71 woodcutting but the pre-requisites required to enter Prifddinas include 75 woodcutting. Cuts 15% faster than a dragon hatchet. Level 70 attack is required to wield the crystal hatchet.|
Experience per hourEdit
Experience with urns will be included.
Experience per hour
Profit/Hr at 99
|Normal||1||10 - 15k||No||Normal trees include dead, jungle and evergreen trees, as well as trees. They are the most common trees in RuneScape. However, only one log can be cut from a normal tree, unless when wearing a Seers' headband or after completing an Evil Tree, both of which are members-only.|
|Achey||1||17-18k||Yes||Achey trees are used for the members-only quest Big Chompy Bird Hunting to make Ogre bows and arrows, as well as other ogre-related quests. They are located in Feldip Hills and by Castlewars. Like normal logs, only one Achey logs can be cut from a tree.|
|Oak||15||18-45k||No||Oaks are fairly common in RuneScape. A single Oak tree can provide multiple logs.|
|Willow||30||30-60k||9k-18k||No||Willows are generally found near water. Some places they are found at include Port Sarim, Draynor Village, Lumbridge, south of Rimmington, Catherby, Daemonheim Peninsula (At least level 30 Dungeoneering needed) and Seers' Village.|
Teaks are members-exclusive trees found in the hardwood grove by Tai Bwo Wannai, the Kharazi Jungle, and the woods south of Castle Wars, among other places. Players can pay 100 trading sticks, the currency in Tai Bwo Wannai, to enter the Hardwood Grove.
In addition, there are 3 teak trees on Ape Atoll with a deposit chest nearby. (Requires Deadliest Catch to use.) With this and the use of strong woodcutting urns , players can achieve up to 100k woodcutting xp an hour with the bonus of teak logs and bird nests to sell.
|Maple||45||36k||No||There are many Maples between Rellekka and Sinclair Mansion, as well as several behind the Seers' Village bank. Since the Dungeoneering update on the 19th of July 2010, both F2P and P2P players may cut Maples in the Daemonheim Peninsula resource dungeon (level 30 dungeoneering required).|
|Hollow||45||70k||Yes||Hollow trees are found east of Canifis, which is a filled with aggressive monsters. When cut, bark is obtained. Bark can be made into Splitbark armour.|
|Mahogany||50||45-48k||Yes||Mahogany trees are found in the Hardwood Grove by Tai Bwo Wannai. Players can pay 100 trading sticks, to enter the fenced-off area where the Mahogany trees reside. They are also found on Ape Atoll, in the Kharazi Jungle, and Mos Le'Harmless. Woodcutters need to complete Tai Bwo Wannai Trio before entering.|
|Arctic pine||54||75k-110k||Yes||Arctic pine trees are found on the island of Neitiznot. They can be used to make Fremennik roundshields. A player must have started The Fremennik Isles to gain entry.|
|Eucalyptus||58||48-72k||Yes||Eucalyptus trees are found only to the West of Oo'glog and are near level 69-99 Ogresses. Outside of the quest, they can only be used in Firemaking.|
|Yew||60||23-38K||80k-110k||No||Yews give the most experience per log for free players. Free players can find them at Edgeville, south of Falador, north of Varrock Castle, and in the Lumbridge graveyard, among other places. Members-only spots include the Seers' Village churchyard, west of Catherby, Tree Gnome Stronghold and north-east of the Prifddinas lodestone.|
0 (not counting nests)
|Yes||Ivy yields no rewards (aside from birds' nests), but is one of the fastest methods of training woodcutting at 332.5 xp per successful chop.|
|Magic||75||17-30k||88k-155k||Yes||Magic trees are members-only. Cutting them takes the most time of any log. These trees are found at the Mage Training Arena, the Varrock Sewers resource dungeon, Sorcerer's Tower, south-west of Lletya, south-west of Seers' Village bank, and east of the Prifddinas lodestone. There are also a few north of the Agility course in the Gnome Stronghold, and at the eastern edge. It is recommended that players use dragon hatchets to improve their woodcutting rate.|
|Cursed magic||82||17k||Yes||The cursed magic tree is members-only. It can only be cut after completing Spirit of Summer. Note: There is only 1 cursed magic tree. But as soon as you cut down this tree, the normal magic tree outside the spirit realm respawns, making it the best magic tree, as it has unlimited logs. One must have completed Spirit of Summer to cut it. It is located in the Wilderness.|
|Elder||90||32k||500k||Yes||Elder trees are a members only resource, of which there are 10 across the world. They are the only instanced tree in the game; the actions of one player on an elder tree will not affect the activity of another player. The tree will deplete after 5 minutes of continuous cutting, and will not be available to that player again for 10 minutes. For optimal woodcutting with Elder Trees, it is encouraged for players to develop a route of 3 trees to cycle between, while trees re-grow.|
|Crystal||94||100-105k||None given||0. (Not counting crystal geodes)||Yes||Crystal trees are members-only. They are located at 7 (the 8th Crystal tree that is grown within Prifddinas cannot be chopped) points around RuneScape but there is only one active tree which may be cut on each world. The active tree moves once every two hours, and inactive trees will give you a hint to where the active one is via the Look at option. They do not yield any logs and are similar to Ivy. However they do drop crystal geodes which contain gems or key fragments.|
Chopping ivy experience per hour by levelEdit
|Level||Experience per hour *|
|Areas||How Many Patches?||Bank||Shortcut to Bank?|
|North wall of Varrock Palace||4||Grand Exchange||Walk|
|South-east outer wall of Varrock Palace||5||Grand Exchange||Underwall tunnel|
|North side of the north wall of Falador||7||Gamers' Grotto||Wall Grapple|
|South side of the south wall of Falador||7||
Draynor bank or Daemonheim
Explorer's Ring to Cabbage Patch
|South-east of Taverley||5||Falador west bank||
Falador Crumbling wall
Hot-air balloon to castle wars
|East wall of the East Ardougne church||5||East Ardougne bank||Walk|
|North side of the north wall of Yanille||6||Yanille bank||Walk|
|South wall of Castle Wars||7||Castle Wars||Walk/ring of duelling|
|Inside Coeden's shop in Prifddinas||9||Right outside the shop||Lodestone, spirit tree, crystal teleport seed, walking.|
|Icon||Item||Price||Direction||Low Alch||High Alch||Limit||Members||Details||Last updated|
|Logs||243||1||2||25,000||view • graph||8 hours ago|
|Achey tree logs||393||1||2||25,000||view • graph||12 hours ago|
|Oak logs||152||8||12||25,000||view • graph||7 hours ago|
|Willow logs||17||16||24||25,000||view • graph||57 minutes ago|
|Teak logs||334||12||18||25,000||view • graph||2 hours ago|
|Maple logs||28||32||48||25,000||view • graph||7 hours ago|
|Bark||312||0||0||100||view • graph||11 hours ago|
|Mahogany logs||547||20||30||25,000||view • graph||7 hours ago|
|Arctic pine logs||46||14||21||25,000||view • graph||11 hours ago|
|Eucalyptus logs||411||50||75||25,000||view • graph||9 hours ago|
|Yew logs||358||64||96||25,000||view • graph||47 minutes ago|
|Magic logs||986||128||192||25,000||view • graph||7 hours ago|
|Elder logs||4,406||192||288||25,000||view • graph||9 hours ago|
|Icon||Item||Price||Direction||Low Alch||High Alch||Limit||Members||Details||Last updated|
|Bronze hatchet||141||6||9||100||view • graph||10 hours ago|
|Iron hatchet||31||22||33||100||view • graph||8 hours ago|
|Steel hatchet||38||80||120||100||view • graph||2 hours ago|
|Black hatchet||102||153||230||100||view • graph||11 hours ago|
|Mithril hatchet||106||208||312||100||view • graph||7 hours ago|
|Adamant hatchet||370||512||768||100||view • graph||12 hours ago|
|Rune hatchet||7,138||5,120||7,680||100||view • graph||4 hours ago|
|Dragon hatchet||1,344,381||22,000||33,000||10||view • graph||9 hours ago|
Using a Clan Citadel, players in clan can chop roots from the tree in the citadel, with the experience scaling with the player's woodcutting level (no level required). This can only be done once a week when a player hits the cap.
You can stay in the Clan Citadel for a long time (see table below). You do not need to run or bank, so you can stay and cut until the cap.
|Tier||Cap of logs|
Divine Yew TreesEdit
With the release of Divine locations, players can now obtain a large sum of Woodcutting experience in a short period of time. Currently Divine yew trees yield the best daily experience. A great way of finding Divine Yews is at World 2 Burthorpe or World 48 Burthorope (requires 2400 total level). Some public clan citadels host these locations even for guests. It is best to go at some point after 0:00 UTC.
The experience gained per hour varies but this activity can be done in as little as 10 minutes. They also offer a decent sum of cash from the Yew logs. Players may double their Divine Location limit, thus increasing their experience per day by consuming 40 Vis Wax (costs 265,560).
- Wear a Strung rabbit foot to increase the chance of finding Bird's nests.
- Lumberjack clothing obtained from Temple Trekking gives a total of +5% Woodcutting experience.
- Wear Brawling gloves (woodcutting) for more experience.
- Very large amounts of bonus xp can be obtained annually from Sköll boots, obtained as a drop by killing Sköll when he appears in January
- Another good training method is in the Defender of Varrock quest. When Varrock is being invaded by the zombies, you can cut yews behind Varrock Castle without any interference from other players.
- Upgrade your hatchet when possible for maximum cutting.
- Using any of the lumberjack auras will boost the amount of logs you get so that means more xp per hour.
- Summoning a beaver familiar will invisibly boost your woodcutting level by 2, effectively making earning experience slightly faster.
- Players who have the required Divination level for Sign of the Porters can easily increase their experience per hour as there is no need to drop or bank them manually.