Trees

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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 trees[edit | edit source]

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 Fletching[edit | edit source]

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, except normal and achey trees, may theoretically provide an infinite amount of logs, but will usually provide between 1 and 20 sets of logs.

Players can then burn these logs with the Firemaking skill to make a fire, usually by using a tinderbox on them. They can also use the Fletching skill to shape logs into items used for Ranged by using a knife on them.

Farming[edit | edit source]

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.

Construction[edit | edit source]

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.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Specific trees occasionally play roles in quests, such as the Dramen Tree, which is the focus of the Lost City quest, the swaying tree in The Fremennik Trials, or the windswept tree in Olaf's Quest. 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.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

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 trees[edit | edit source]

There are four main types of trees. The type of tree usually determines its uses.

Skill trees[edit | edit source]

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.

Farming trees[edit | edit source]

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

Name of Tree Name of Seed Type Payment for Farmer to Watch Level to grow Growth Time XP to Plant XP to Check Health XP to Harvest Harvest Roots Notes
Oak tree Acorn Wood 1 basket of tomatoes 15 140 min

(2h 20)

18 467.5 N/A N/A Oak roots
Apple tree Apple tree seed Fruit 9 raw sweetcorn 27 880 min

(14h 40)

18 1200 8 Apples N/A
Willow tree Willow seed Wood 1 basket of apples 30 220 min

(3h 40)

25 1456.5 N/A N/A Willow roots
Banana tree Banana tree seed Fruit 4 baskets of apples 33 880 min

(14h 40)

28 1750.5 10.5 Bananas N/A
Orange tree Orange tree seed Fruit 3 baskets of strawberries 39 880 min

(14h 40)

35 2470.5 13.5 Oranges N/A
Curry tree Curry tree seed Fruit 5 baskets of bananas 42 880 min

(14h 40)

40 2907 15 Curry leaves N/A Three curry leaves can be used in an uncooked stew which can then be cooked to curry (requires level 60 Cooking).
Maple tree Maple seed Wood 1 basket of oranges 45 300 min

(5h 0)

45 3404 N/A N/A Maple roots
Pineapple tree Pineapple seed Fruit 10 watermelons 51 880 min

(14h 40)

57 4605.5 22.5 Pineapples N/A Pineapples can be used to make supercompost.
Papaya tree Papaya tree seed Fruit 10 pineapples 57 880 min

(14h 40)

72 6147 27 Papayas N/A
Yew tree Yew seed Wood 10 cactus spines 60 380 min

(6h 20)

81 7069.5 N/A N/A Yew roots
Palm tree Palm tree seed Fruit 15 papayas 68 880 min

(14h 40)

111 10100 42 Coconuts N/A Coconuts 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 tree Calquat tree seed Special 8 poison ivy berries 72 >1400 min

(>24h)

129.5 12096 48.5 Calquat fruits N/A Calquat 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 tree Magic seed Wood 25 coconuts 75 460 min

(7h 40)

145 13768 N/A N/A Magic roots Magic 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 tree Spirit tree seed Special 5 monkey nuts, 1 monkey bar, 1 ground suqah tooth 83 3680 min

(62h 20)

199.5 19302 N/A N/A N/A Up to four may be grown at once, with further requirements for each tree. Once fully grown, spirit trees can be used for transportation. Their seeds are untradeable.

Construction trees[edit | edit source]

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 Tree Name of Logs Name of Planks Cost for Planks Minimum Construction Level to Use
Tree/Dead tree/Achey tree Logs/Achey logs Planks 100 coins 1
Oak tree Oak logs Oak planks 250 coins 15
Teak tree Teak logs Teak planks 500 coins 35
Mahogany tree Mahogany logs Mahogany planks 1,500 coins 40

Quest trees[edit | edit source]

These trees play roles in quests.

Name of Tree Location Quests Description
The Grand Tree North-east section of the Tree Gnome Stronghold The Grand Tree, Monkey Madness Features 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' Tower Lost City This tree cannot be chopped down, but rather has a 'chop tree' right-click option, which causes a leprechaun to appear.
Dramen Tree In a small cave in the Entrana Dungeon Lost City Features 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 Rellekka The Fremennik Trials Features 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 tree Tree patch Enlightened Journey In 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).
Windswept tree North-east of the Rellekka lodestone, next to Fairy ring DKS Olaf's Quest Marks the entrance to the Brine Rat Cavern as indicated by Sven's last map.
Achey tree The Feldip Hills and south of Castle Wars Big Chompy Bird Hunting Used in the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest to make an ogre bow and ogre arrows to hunt chompy birds.
Golden Apple Tree East of Rellekka The Fremennik Trials The sheep wool underneath it are used during the quest.
Mango tree North of Ape Atoll Agility Course, next to Fairy ring CLR A Fairy Tale III - Battle at Ork's Rift A 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 trees[edit | edit source]

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

Name of Tree Location(s) Transportation Destinations Description
Spirit tree Tree Gnome Stronghold, Tree Gnome Village, The Grand Exchange, the Khazard Battlefield south of Ardougne, South Feldip Hills Teleport, the canyon east of Poison Waste (requires The Path of Glouphrie), and, if grown using the Farming skill, in Port Sarim, Etceteria, Brimhaven, and Manor Farm (see main article for more information). Any other Spirit Tree The 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 tree On the banks of the River Lum in five places: Lumbridge, near the Champions' Guild, Gunnarsgrunn, Edgeville, and level 35 Wilderness Any other station along the river Canoe 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.

Stumps[edit | edit source]

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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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The new and current trees south of Falador, then updated in advance of 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.
  • 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 Varrock Dig Site 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.