Spirit tree

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This article is about the transportation method. For the random event, see Tree spirit.
For the tree in The Path of Glouphrie, see Spirit tree (Incomitatus). For the tree in Prifddinas, see Spirit Tree (Prifddinas).
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Spirit trees are a gnomic method of transportation. Limited access to the network is granted upon completion of the Tree Gnome Village quest. When access is first obtained, the spirit tree in the Tree Gnome Village serves as a hub, from where players may travel to any other spirit tree. From the other trees, one can only travel back to Tree Gnome Village. From there they may travel on to another spirit tree.

If the player has finished The Grand Tree quest the spirit tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold will become a hub as well. After completing The Path of Glouphrie the player can travel freely between any two spirit trees.

Spirit tree locations[edit | edit source]

The interface for teleporting with a spirit tree
  1. The Tree Gnome Village - hub
  2. The Tree Gnome Stronghold - hub (after completion of The Grand Tree)
  3. Battlefield of Khazard - just south of West Ardougne - near Ourania altar.
  4. North-east of the Grand Exchange in Varrock.
  5. South Feldip Hills - useful way to access the Feldip Hills area and Mrs Duck.
  6. Port Sarim (player-grown)
  7. Etceteria (player-grown)
  8. Brimhaven (player-grown)
  9. Canyons east of Poison Waste - west of Castle Wars (tree unlocked during The Path of Glouphrie). This tree is called Incomitatus, which is Latin for 'alone'.
  10. Prifddinas - (After Plague's End, learning how to grow three spirit trees at once is required before it can be used. See Spirit Tree (Prifddinas).)

One spirit tree can be planted at 83 Farming. Before it is usable, the player must check the health of the tree. With a Farming level of 86 and completion of The Prisoner of Glouphrie quest the player can have a total of two spirit trees planted. After completion of Plague's End and with a Farming level of 89, the third and final spirit tree can be planted after talking to Glouron. Boosts may be used to achieve the levels necessary to plant the first two spirit trees, however boosts do not work when talking to Glouron and cannot be used to plant a third spirit tree.

Having every spirit tree available is a requirement for both the completionist cape and master quest cape.

The Spirit tree at the Grand Exchange.

One of the fastest ways to access a spirit tree is to teleport to South Feldip Hills or use a Ring of duelling - the player will arrive within a few squares of the tree. If one has an Ardougne Cloak, they can teleport to the Monastery and use the Khazard Battlefield tree just to the west. When the player has completed the Easy Varrock Tasks, they can teleport to the Grand Exchange and use the spirit tree there. Finally, when the player has a spirit tree planted in the Port Sarim farming patch, they can use the Port Sarim Home Teleport, Captain's log, Arc Journal, or the cabbage-port on the Explorer's ring (after medium Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks) to teleport near the tree.

A player using a spirit tree.
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Spirit tree teleportation.
The sound created when teleporting using a spirit tree.

Evil tree[edit | edit source]

Spirit trees can be extremely useful for the Evil Tree, a Distractions and Diversion. This event can be done twice a day and helps players train their Woodcutting, Firemaking, and Farming skills. Players who have completed Tree Gnome Village can find out where an evil tree is by talking to a spirit tree for a hint. The spirit tree north-east of the Grand Exchange is used the most because many players regularly go the Exchange. If there are no Evil Trees sprouting, the spirit trees will not provide any hints.

Normal dialogue[edit | edit source]

Spirit tree: "If you are a friend of the gnome people, you are a friend of mine. Do you wish to travel, or do you wish to ask about the evil tree?" Choices: Travel, Evil tree, Nothing.

If Evil tree is chosen, one of the following responses will be given, depending on the time until the next Evil Tree appears:

Time Message
2h00m - 1h00m The taint of the evil tree is not currently on the land. There won't be another evil tree for over an hour.
1h00m - 0h30m The taint of the evil tree is not currently on the land. There won't be another evil tree for over half an hour
0h30m - 0h15m The taint of the evil tree is not currently on the land. There will be another evil tree in just under half an hour.
0h15m - 0h04m The taint of the evil tree is not currently on the land. There will be another evil tree in less than 15 minutes
0h04m - 0h00m The taint of the evil tree is not currently on the land. Another strange sapling is about to sprout.

Alternative dialogue[edit | edit source]

Spirit tree concept art

Do you wish to travel, or are you interested in the strange sapling? (lasts until the sapling is nurtured through 3 growth stages)

  • I can help you find the sapling, but my knowledge of your human geography is limited.

When an Evil Tree becomes fully grown in a particular world (after 3–5 minutes of sprouting), the Spirit tree dialogue changes: Spirit tree: Do you wish to travel, or are you here to help dispatch the evil tree? Choices: Travel, Evil tree, Nothing.

  • If Evil tree is chosen the Spirit tree will ask: Would you like me to teleport you directly there? Choices: Yes Please; What is this 'evil tree'?; or I've changed my mind, I want to stay here.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Main article: Spirit Tree (Farming)

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress - not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 13 October 2009 (Update):
    • Removed the members’ options from spirit trees from free to play.
  • patch 17 March 2009 (Update):
    • Spirit trees will now give information regarding the next evil tree spawn.