Undead tree

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Undead trees are located in the front yard and outskirts of Draynor Manor. They are smaller than regular dead trees and have fewer branches. Undead trees can also be identified by their yellow name, whereas a regular dead tree has a blue name. It is possible to receive a bird's nest from an undead tree; however, this nest will always be empty.

Regular hatchets are unable to cut undead trees. These trees play a small role in the Animal Magnetism quest, in which the player creates a blessed hatchet to cut them and get undead twigs for Ava. Cutting undead twigs gives 5 Woodcutting experience and requires a Slayer level of 18.

When a player walks past an undead tree, the tree will attack them with melee, inflicting a maximum of 60 damage. Players cannot retaliate against these trees, so it is best to simply step away.

The Witch in the Black Knights' Fortress used to say that the trees' behaviours are due to the magical properties of the soil they grow in. The soil is also known for making the manor's cabbages tastier.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 2 September 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with players being able to stand in the trees.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Though the tree has no obvious ears or eyes, the branches will nonetheless twist around, facing the player as they move.
  • The examine text is a reference to the phrase "His bark is worse than his bite".
  • Right clicking the undead tree used to reveal it to have a combat level of 85, and later 40.
  • Targeting an undead tree with a familiar's attack option reveals that undead trees have 1000 life points and a weakness to fire spells.
  • Cutting undead trees uses the old woodcutting animation.
    Right clicking a tree just outside Draynor Manor...
  • In RuneScape Classic, the tree would only attack a player if they examined it.