Cutting logs

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Cutting logs
RequirementsCutting logs.png
Skills
31+ Woodcutting recommended
Items
Adamant hatchet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet or better recommended
Seer's headband 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seer's headband 1Seer's headband 1 recommended
Guam incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guam incense sticksGuam incense sticks recommended
Quest
None
Other
None
Results
ProfitExperience gained
174,35013,750 Woodcutting
InputsOutputs (174,350)
None550 x Logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of LogsLogs (174,350)

Many trees may be found to the west of the Port Sarim docks, near the lodestone. Each tree gives a single log worth 317 coins and respawns quickly (in under a minute). Cutting the logs and banking them at the deposit box next to the monk of Entrana can be a fairly profitable way to make money with low skills.

Teleport to Port Sarim using the Lodestone Network and start chopping all of the regular trees in the area. When your inventory is full, run north-east onto the docks and bank the logs. This should take about three minutes per load of 28 logs with a decent Woodcutting level, so you may be able to cut more than 500 logs per hour. When finished, sell the logs on the Grand Exchange. Any seer's headband will double logs received from cutting a tree, and double your profit.

Guam incense sticks, which give the player a 10-40% chance of cutting an extra log depending on the incense stick's potency, are recommended. Cadantine incense sticks, which have a base 2.5% chance of not exhausting a tree, could be a useful secondary incense effect.

The evil tree buff temporarily removes the need to bank logs and makes trees last longer, although it may be better spent on higher level trees such as mahogany or acadia, which would provide much better experience with a medium decrease in profit.

Depending on prices, it may also be worth it to fletch the logs into arrow shafts, potentially yielding 107,250 coins and making banking unnecessary. See Fletching headless arrows for more information.