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Yew seeds are the second highest-level seed that can be grown in a standard tree patch, after magic seeds. Players must have level 60 Farming to plant it. Boosts are allowed, but the assist system cannot be used to plant the seed in a pot nor the seedling in the tree patch. Also, if you use a boost to plant a yew seed, you don't need to boost your Farming level again to prune the tree.

A Yew seed, when planted in a pot, allowed to sprout into a sapling and then planted in a Tree patch, may grow into a Yew tree. Planting the seed gives 81 experience and checking the health gives 7069.9, for a total of 7150.9 experience per seed (unless the tree dies while growing).

A fully grown yew tree can be cut to yield yew logs and grant Woodcutting experience. After it is cut down, it will eventually regrow, however it is also possible to use a spade on the cut tree roots, yielding the player some yew roots and make the tree patch available for planting a new tree. With level 80 Summoning, a hydra may be used to instantly regrow cut down trees in tree farming patches.

Yew seeds can be bought from the Vinesweeper minigame for 29,000 points per seed by trading with Mrs. Winkin, though this method of obtaining a yew seed is not advised, as checking the health of the yew tree at full growth will yield much less experience (less than a quarter) than if one was to trade 29000 points for the experience reward.

They may also be obtained from a bird's nest that has dropped from a tree, by exchanging the drops from a giant mole under Falador Park, or as a drop from a Strykewyrm and Kree'arra. It is also possible to obtain this seed from the Managing Miscellania rewards at Miscellania (after Throne of Miscellania) and Etceteria (after Royal Trouble).

The farmer will tend a player's yew tree for 10 cactus spines. However, for Yew trees, it is much cheaper on average to just use supercompost and not pay the farmers. About 1/8 yew saplings will die. In a test of 257 yew trees with no farmer payments, only 36 have died.

Planting a Yew seed is also a part of a requirement in the Falador Tasks, which is to cut down a yew tree you grew in the Falador Park. The reward is a "ticket" which allows you to teleport to Varrock once.

Stage Description Image
1 The yew sapling has only just been planted. Yew1
2 The yew sapling grows a few small branches. Yew2
3 The yew tree develops several small canopies. Yew3
4 The yew tree trunk texture becomes smoother and the canopies grow larger. Yew4
5 The yew tree grows larger. Yew5
6 The yew tree canopies become more angular and cone shaped due to texture placement. Yew6
7 The yew tree gains a rougher tree bark texture and the base becomes darker. Yew7
8 The yew tree base becomes light again, and the trunk loses its texture. Yew8
9 The yew tree bark gains a stripy texture. Yew9
10 The yew tree is ready to be harvested. Yew10

Dropping monsters Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Kalphite King 2500 5; 10 Uncommon
Ganodermic beast 112 1 Uncommon
Edimmu 122 1 Rare
Edimmu (powerful) 125 1 Rare
Jungle strykewyrm 134 1 Rare
Kree'arra 210 1 Rare
Glacor 181 1 Very rare

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