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This article is about all varieties of trees. For the ordinary tree, 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.

Functions of treesEdit

Barbarian firemaking

A player lighting logs on fire.

Trees have many functions in RuneScape. Players can interact with most trees, although some are non-interactive and only exist as scenery. Trees play a role in quests, skills, and transportation.

Woodcutting, Firemaking, and FletchingEdit

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 may give anywhere from 1 to 40 logs.

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.

FarmingEdit

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.

ConstructionEdit

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.

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.

QuestsEdit

Specific trees occasionally play roles in quests, such as the Dramen Tree, which is the focus of the Lost City quest or the swaying tree in Fremennik trials. 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.

TransportationEdit

The Tree Gnome Village quest also rewards players with the ability to use Spirit Trees, sentient ancient trees which are used by gnomes and friends of their race to travel between certain locations.

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.

Skill treesEdit

These trees can be cut using the Woodcutting skill, burned using the Firemaking skill, crafted into bows using the Fletching skill, and grown using the Farming skill.

Name of TreeImagePay-to-play only?Location(s)Type of logsLevel to cutXP for CuttingLevel to burnXP for BurningLevel to fletchNotes
TreeTreeNoEverywhereLogs1251401Most common type of tree.
Dying treeDying treeNoVarrockLogs1251401Same as a normal tree.
Dead treeDead treeNo'Haunted' or 'Dark' forests, such as in the Wilderness, around Draynor Manor or in many areas of Morytania, such as the Haunted WoodsLogs1251401Only found in so-called 'haunted' areas.
Dead tree covered in snowDead tree covered in snowYesAround the Ghorrock fortressLogs1251401Same as regular dead trees, except its name and covered in snow. They can only be found around the Ghorrock fortress.
EvergreenEvergreen treeNoCamelot, Taverley, Barbarian VillageLogs1251401The same as a normal tree, but a knife can be used with it to create a Bucket of sap.
Burnt treeBurnt treeNoEdgevilleLogs1251401Only appears after Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
Jungle treeJungle treeNoKaramjaLogs1251401Same as a normal tree.
Swamp TreeSwamp TreeNoLumbridge SwampLogs1251401Same as a normal tree.
Tree (Tribute to Guthix)Guthixian treeNoAround the worldLogs1251401Same as normal tree, mourning Guthix.
Achey treeAchey treeYesIn the Feldip Hills and south of Castle WarsAchey logs1251407Also features in some quests involving ogres.
Oak treeOak treeNoMany forestsOak logs1537.5156020Oak logs are also used in Construction.
Willow treeWillow treeNoNear most bodies of waterWillow logs3067.5309035Popular for fast Woodcutting and Firemaking experience.
Teak treeTeaktreeYesSeveral in the Hardwood Grove in Tai Bwo Wannai Village and on Etceteria, and one tree in the woods south of Castle WarsTeak logs358535105N/ATeak logs are also used in Construction.
Maple treeMaple treeNoNear Seers' Village and Sinclair Mansion, Daemonheim Peninsula resource dungeonMaple logs451004514250Tree was previously members only with logs for all players
Arctic pineArctic pineYesOn NeitiznotArctic pine logs5614042125N/AOddly 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 treeHollow treeYesHaunted WoodsBark4582 or 357N/AN/AN/ACan light Haunted Woods Torches.
Eucalyptus treeEucalyptus TreeYesWest of Oo'glogEucalyptus logs5816558193.5N/AFound in an area filled with aggressive wolves.
Mahogany treeMahogany treeYesSeveral in the Hardwood Grove in Tai Bwo Wannai Village, on Etceteria, and on Ape AtollMahogany logs5012550157.5N/AMahogany logs are also used in Construction.
Yew treeYew treeNoMany forestsYew logs6017560202.565Popular for profit and Fletching experience, best free-to-play skill tree, common macro target.
Magic treeMagic treeYesLletya, Mage Training Arena, around Sorcerer's TowerMagic logs7525075303.580Extremely slow cutting, popular for cash and Fletching experience.
Cursed magic treeCursed magic treeYesSpirit RealmCursed magic logs8227575303.580Special magic tree that changes into a magic tree when chopped down.
Elder treeElder treeYesScattered across GielinorElder logs903259043590Gives highest-level logs in game; instanced (no competition between players).
Crystal treeCrystal tree (Inactive)YesScattered across GielinorNone94434.5Only one crystal tree active at any time.

Farming treesEdit

Members can grow these trees from tree seeds planted in plant pots and then in tree patches using the Farming skill.

Name of TreeName of SeedTypePayment for Farmer to WatchLevel to growGrowth TimeXP to PlantXP to Check HealthXP to HarvestHarvestRootsNotes
Oak treeAcornWood1 basket of tomatoes15140 min.18467.5N/AN/AOak roots
Apple treeApple tree seedFruit9 raw sweetcorn27880 min.1812008ApplesN/A
Willow treeWillow seedWood1 basket of apples30220 min.251456.5N/AN/AWillow roots
Banana treeBanana tree seedFruit4 baskets of apples33880 min.281750.510.5BananasN/A
Orange treeOrange tree seedFruit3 baskets of strawberries39880 min.352470.513.5OrangesN/A
Curry treeCurry tree seedFruit5 baskets of bananas42880 min.40290715Curry leavesN/AThree curry leaves can be used in an uncooked stew which can then be cooked to curry (requires level 60 Cooking).
Maple treeMaple seedWood1 basket of oranges45300 min.453404N/AN/AMaple roots
Pineapple treePineapple seedFruit10 watermelons51880 min.574605.522.5PineapplesN/APineapples can be used to make supercompost.
Papaya treePapaya tree seedFruit10 pineapples57880 min.72614727PapayasN/A
Yew treeYew seedWood10 cactus spines60380 min.817069.5N/AN/AYew roots
Palm treePalm tree seedFruit15 papayas68880 min.1111010042CoconutsN/ACoconuts 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 treeCalquat tree seedSpecial8 poison ivy berries72>1400 min.129.51209648.5Calquat fruitsN/ACalquat 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 treeMagic seedWood25 coconuts75460 min.14513768N/AN/AMagic rootsMagic 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 TreeSpirit tree seedSpecial5 monkey nuts, 1 monkey bar, 1 ground suqah tooth833680 min.199.519302N/AN/AN/AOnly one can be grown at once. Once fully grown, Spirit Trees can be used for transportation. Their seeds are untradeable.

Construction treesEdit

These trees yield logs which can be made into planks at a sawmill. These planks can then be made into furniture using the Construction skill.

Name of TreeName of LogsName of PlanksCost for PlanksMinimum Construction Level to Use
Tree/Dead tree/Achey treeLogs/Achey logsPlanks100 coins1
Oak treeOak logsOak planks250 coins15
Teak treeTeak logsTeak planks500 coins35
Mahogany treeMahogany logsMahogany planks1,500 coins40

Quest treesEdit

These trees play roles in quests.

Name of TreeLocationQuestsDescription
The Grand TreeNorth-east section of the Tree Gnome StrongholdThe Grand Tree, Monkey MadnessFeatures 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' TowerLost CityThis tree cannot be chopped down, but rather has a 'chop tree' right-click option, which causes a leprechaun to appear.
Dramen TreeIn a small cave in the Entrana DungeonLost CityFeatures 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 RellekkaThe Fremennik TrialsFeatures 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 treeTree patchEnlightened JourneyIn 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 treeThe Feldip Hills and south of Castle WarsBig Chompy Bird HuntingUsed in the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest to make an ogre bow and ogre arrows to hunt chompy birds.
Golden Apple TreeEast of RellekkaThe Fremennik TrialsThe sheep wool underneath it are used during the quest.
Mango treeNorth of Ape Atoll Agility Course, next to Fairy ring C•L•RFairytale III - Battle at Orks RiftA 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.

Transportation treesEdit

These are trees which are used to travel around the RuneScape realm of Gielinor.

Name of TreeLocation(s)Transportation DestinationsDescription
Spirit TreeTree 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 TreeThe 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 treeOn the banks of the River Lum in five places: Lumbridge, near the Champions' Guild, Gunnarsgrunn, Edgeville, and level 35 WildernessAny other station along the riverCanoe 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.

StumpsEdit

Stub

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.

TriviaEdit

Tree

The new and current trees south of Falador, then updated in advance to The Clan Camp.

  • 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, and is one of the many cultural references in RuneScape.
  • 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.

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