One of the simplest ways in which people make a living in RuneScape, is by cutting down trees. The Woodcutting skill can benefit you in many ways, many of which involves using your logs for Firemaking, or members can use them to fletch items.
To chop down a tree, just click on one and select 'Chop down tree'. If you have a hatchet in your inventory and a sufficient Woodcutting level, you will attempt to chop down the tree. Although Woodcutting is not a members' skill, some items that can be cut using this skill require member status.
This symbol indicates the location of the rarer trees on your maps.
Hatchets are used for cutting the various kinds of vegetation in RuneScape. Below is a table that lists the axes available and what the requirements are to use them.
Below are the trees from the vegetation which is available to cut. You can see all the requirements and their locations in the table.
|Normal Tree||1||25||You can find these pretty much anywhere.|
|Dead Tree||1||25||You can find these in Lumbridge Swamp, Wilderness, and many other places across RuneScape.|
|Evergreen Tree||1||25||You can find these outside of Gunnarsgrunn (Barbarian Village) on its west side, and in many other places across RuneScape.|
|Achey Tree||1||25||You can find these in the Feldip Hills and just outside of Oo'glog.|
|Oak Tree||15||37.5||You can find these in many places, there are some between Draynor Village and Lumbridge, and some east of Catherby.|
|Willow Tree||30||67.5||You can find these outside of the Draynor Village bank, and near most bodies of water. They only are found near water.|
|Maple Tree||45||100||You can find these on the North side of the Seers' Village bank, and farther North on the road to Relleka.|
|Eucalyptus Tree||58||165||You can find these just outside of Oo'glog.|
|Yew Tree||60||175||You can find these in Edgeville, west of Catherby, and in the Tree Gnome Stronghold.|
|Magic Tree||75||250||You can find these near the Ranging Guild, and there are three in the Tree Gnome Stronghold.|
|Cursed Magic Tree||82||275||You can only find this in one place. Use Jennica's Ring while standing on the portal near the Magic Tree in the Ruins in Wilderness.|
Machetes don't require any specific level to just wield, but you must have a minimum of 10 woodcutting to start chopping light jungle with it.
Gabooty's Store (Contains the three other Machetes for special prices using Karamja's currency, Trading Sticks)
|Red Topaz Machete||None|
Tai Bwo Wannai Jungle and Thatch Spar XP Rates
Chopping the jungle is a part of the Tai Bwo Wannai Clean-up mini-game and is considered dangerous.
|Tool||Vegetation||Requirements||XP When Cut||Xp When Repair||Location|
Thatch Spar Light
|10 woodcutting and Jungle Potion quest||32||28.5||You can only find these around Tai Bwo Wannai Village|
Thatch Spar Med
|20 woodcutting and Jungle Potion quest||55||42||You can only find these around Tai Bwo Wannai Village|
Thatch Spar Dense
|35 woodcutting and Jungle Potion quest||80||65||You can only find these around Tai Bwo Wannai Village|
Once you reach Level 99 Woodcutting, you may go and purchase a special skill cape and hood from a man named Wilfred who is North of Falador (near the musician). The cape and hood cost 99k to buy. When you put the Woodcutting Cape on, you'll temporarily gain a boost in Woodcutting that will put it at Level 100/99 instead of 99/99. Awesome!
There are two forms of the Woodcutting Cape, one that is non-trimmed (You only have one level 99 skill), and one that is trimmed (You have more than one level 99 skill). A trimmed cape will have a +4 Prayer bonus, when worn, under your equipment stats.
Woodcutting Cape and Hood Being Worn (Untrimmed Cape left, Trimmed Cape right)
Inventory Pictures (From left to right: Woodcutting Hood, Woodcutting Cape, Trimmed Woodcutting Cape)