Forestry – The Way of the Forester – Part One – OSRS – Old School Runescape Guides (2024)

Forestry: The Way of the Forester – Part One

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This week we’re logging the hours with part one of our Forestry update!

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There will be approximately 30 minutes of downtime before the update launches, as we perform essential maintenance. This means the game will be back online at 12:00pm BST.
Changelog – June 28th

Forestry: Way of the Forester – Part One

  • Trees will now despawn on a timer that activates after the first cut and regenerates if players stop cutting the tree.
  • Multiple players chopping the same tree will now receive an invisible Woodcutting bonus which scales with the number of players, up to a maximum of 10.
  • Forestry Kits are now available.
  • Four different Forestry events will now appear.
  • The Friendly Forester’s Forestry Shop is now open for business.

Other Changes

  • The Pride event is over!
    • Players can claim Pride-themed goodies from Gilbert, southwest of Barbarian Village.
  • Players will now see a visible difference when the Escape Crystal is active or deactivated.
    • Added a parenthesis to further clarify the difference.
  • The Escape Crystal’s auto-teleport can now be toggled with a right-click option.
  • Apprentice Cordelia now has a right-click option for more convenient Pouch repairs.
  • A Chisel now spawns near the cell table in Guardians of the Rift.

Narrative Survey

  • Whether you’re a verified lorehound or a serial spacebar smasher, take part in our Narrative Survey!

PvP Rota

The PvP rota has moved toPeriod B:

  • 560 – (UK) – PvP World
  • 579 – (US) – High-Risk PvP World
  • 561 – (UK) – Free-to-Play PvP World
  • 580 – (US) – LMS Competitive

World 390 (AUS) for LMS Competitive has beende-activatedwith this rota.

The PvP Arena is using ‘Main‘ loadouts in Ranked Duels and Tournaments this week.

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Forestry: Part One

Grab your plaid shirts and venture into the great outdoors with the first part of our much-anticipated Woodcutting expansion!

We’ve setup three activitiy worlds that will help you find some fellow Foresters:

  • World 444 (US West)
  • World 487 (US East)
  • World 510 (UK)
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New Tree Mechanics

To help support group play and reduce competition, trees will now despawn on a timer that activates after the first cut and regenerates if players stop cutting the tree before it’s fully chopped.

The length of the despawn timer is based on the average time each type of tree currently lasts:

  • Oak: 27s
  • Willow: 30s
  • Teak: 30s
  • Maple: 1m
  • Hollow Trees: 36s
  • Mahogany: 1m
  • Arctic Pine: 1m 24s
  • Yew: 1m 54s
  • Magic: 3m 54s
  • Redwood: 4m 24s

In addition, chopping the same tree with other players will give you an invisible +1 Woodcutting bonus for each person at the tree, up to a maximum of +10 for 10 players.

As a reminder, youwon’treceive this bonus while cutting normal trees, or within the Woodcutting Guild.

And remember, this part of the update is available for both Free-to-Play players and Old School RuneScape members!

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The Friendly Forester and Forestry Kit

The famous pheasant-hunting Friendly Forester is your main man when it comes to Forestry. He’s set up camp in Draynor and Seers’ Village, where you’ll be able to visit him for handy tips, access to the Forestry Shop and your free Forestry Kit.

This new wearable item lets you store a variety of new tools and materials which let you interact with Gielinor’s forests in whole new ways. You can craft new additions to your Kit using existing materials combined with items from the Forestry Shop.

To buy them, you’ll need an untradeable currency only found in Forestry:Anima-Infused Bark.You’ll naturally earn this while participating in Forestry Events – if you have a Forestry Kit with you, it’ll be conveniently stored in there!

While chopping, you’ll also collectleaves,which can also be stored in your Kit.

All the items and components to upgrade your Forestry Kit are tradeable, including leaves!

Here’s what else you can find inside your Forestry Kit:

Leprechaun Charm

These charms attract the attention of friendly Leprechauns. When someone in your group successfully chops a tree, having this charm in your Forestry Kit means there’s a chance a Leprechaun will appear and offer his services!

You can create the Charm with 70 Crafting, 70 Woodcutting and 35 Farming. Buy a Clover Insignia at the Forestry Shop and combine it with an Emerald and a Ball of Wool to create 10 Leprechaun Charms.

Bee on a Stick

These buzzy buddies help pollinate plants. While chopping trees, they have a chance to detect strange bushes that are ready to pollinate and will assist in you doing so!

You can create this with 50 Hunter and 35 Woodcutting. Buy some Powdered Pollen at the Forestry Shop and combine that with a Ball of Wool and some Logs while near a Bee Hive to create 10 Bees on a Stick.

Nature Offerings

Nature Offerings give you a 60-80% chance to receive an additional log while chopping trees. The Offering will be used whether you receive the extra log or not.

You can create this with 50 Farming and 68 Woodcutting. Buy some Ritual Mulch at the Forestry Shop and combine that with one high-tier herb (Avantoe, Kwuarm, Snapdragon, Cadantine, Lantadyme, Dwarf Weed or Torstol) to create 40 Nature Offerings.

Forester’s Ration

The go-to snack for Woodcutting enthusiasts, these tasty treats have a 30% chance to restore 20 points of Run Energy when chopping trees with a 1-Handed Axe.

You can make your very own once you’ve got 35 Cooking and 35 Woodcutting. Simply combine Leaves of any type with a slice of Cooked Meat!

Secateurs Attachment

Want to rake in the Leaves? These handy clippers get you more Leaves when chopping trees – roughly doubling the amount you’ll receive!

Once you’ve got 35 Smithing and 35 Woodcutting, buy a Secateurs Blade from the Forester and combine it with an Iron Bar to create 50 Secateurs Attachments.

To reiterate, all the Kit upgrades are tradeable and stackable – so you can buy them on the Grand Exchange or trade them with your fellow players!

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Events

Please note: Hollow Trees and Redwood Trees do not spawn events!

Forestry brings Gielinor to life with new and exciting events – and four of them arrive today!

These special events can occur any time someone’s cutting a tree with a Forestry Kit somewhere on their person, and there are no other events happening in a 20-tile radius. We estimate that players will see 4-5 events per hour when chopping solo, but a group of 10 players should expect around 7-9 events per hour.

We’ve also balanced events across tree tiers. Oak Trees, with a shorter timer, naturally have a lower chance to spawn events – so to make up for it, they’ll get more rolls on the table. The higher-end trees, like Magic, work the opposite way!

When a tree is first chopped, the game rolls on the Events Table. If the event is set to happen during chopping, the event picks a random point during the tree’s lifecycle to spawn. Otherwise, the event is rolled and executed when the tree falls.

You’ll need a Forestry Kit to spawn an event – although some events have further requirements. Events check every player at the tree for the required item, so as long as someone has it, the event will spawn. If you’re one of the players with the necessary item, you’ll lose it when the event spawns, but you’ll gain bonus rewards and XP from the event as compensation.

So, what events can you take part in?

Rising Roots

Look out! These gnarly roots are trying to protect their woody brethren. Cut them down for some XP and Anima-Infused Bark – and make sure to keep an eye out for the glowing ones!

Flowering Tree

Help the bees find the right two flowers to pollinate! You’ll need a Bee on a Stick for this event to appear, but you’ll be rewarded with XP, Anima-Infused Bark, and some seeds or tasty treats!

Struggling Sapling

Help the poor sapling grow big and strong! Create the right combination of Mulch to feed to the baby tree before it withers away. Get some XP and Anima-Infused Bark in return!

Leprechaun

If you have a Leprechaun Charm, you may attract a friendly Leprechaun who’ll take your Woodcutting resources straight to the Bank. What a helpful chap!

Remember, all events scale in experience and difficulty depending on the number of players present. This means you’ll be well-rewarded for your efforts, even when playing in a group!

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Forestry Shop

We’ve already covered the Forestry Kit upgrades you can purchase from the Forestry Shop, but what else is on offer? If you’ve got the Anima-Infused Bark to spare, you can spend it on the following goodies…

Log Basket

This handy lil’ basket works much like the Fish Barrel – when open, it can store up to 28 logs of various types. You’ve got easy ‘fill’ and ‘check’ options to make managing your Inventory a breeze!

You can grab this handy upgrade for 5,000 Anima-infused bark, 300 Willow Logs (noted) and 300 Magic Logs (noted).

Log Brace

Don’t want to take up additional space in your Inventory with the Log Basket? Simply grab The Log Brace and combine it with the Forestry Kit and Log Basket to create a wearable version with the best bits of both items!

Brace yourself to spend 3,000 Anima-Infused Bark, 300 Maple Logs (noted) and 300 Yew Logs (noted). In order to make the all-in-one Forestry Kit you’ll also need 75 Smithing and 75 Woodcutting along with 45 Nails, 2 Ropes and 3 Adamantite Bars!

Lumberjack Outfit

Is Temple Trekking too spooky for you? Fear not (literally!) – you can now buy each part of the Lumberjack Outfit with Anima-Infused Bark. The full set grants you a total of 2.5% more Woodcutting XP, so it’s well worth picking up!

Here’s what you’ll need to acquire the set:

  • Lumberjack Hat: 1,200 Anima-Infused Bark, 200 Yew Logs (noted) and 100 Magic Logs (noted)
  • Lumberjack Top: 1,500 Anima-Infused Bark, 60 Yew Logs (noted), 120 Magic Logs (noted) and 120 Redwood Logs (noted)
  • Lumberjack Legs: 1,300 Anima-Infused Bark, 160 Yew Logs (noted) and 140 Magic Logs (noted)
  • Lumberjack Boots: 1,000 Anima-Infused Bark, 200 Yew Logs (noted)

Forestry Outfit

Looking for a more stylish option? Whet your sartorial appetite with this Forestry-themed cosmetic override that will make you feel one with the forests of Gielinor!

Each piece costs 1,250 Anima-Infused Bark, the appropriate Lumberjack Outfit piece, and 60 of the following logs (noted): Oak, Willow, Teak, Maple, Mahogany, Arctic Pine, Yew, Magic and Redwood.

Clothes Pouch

If you’rereallyattached to your current FashionScape, we have just the product for you! The Clothes Pouch will let you gain all the benefits of the Lumberjack Outfit while wearing whatever outfit you like.

Do note though that other set bonuseswilloverride whatever’s in your Clothes Pouch. If you’re wearing a Graceful Top, the benefit of the Lumberjack Top in your Clothes Pouch will be ignored, and so on.

You can grab this item for 10,000 Anima-Infused bark, 300 Willow Logs (noted) and 300 Maple Logs (noted). You’ll then have to craft it using Thread, Leather, 50 Crafting and 50 Woodcutting.

Funky-Shaped Log

This Log’s too funny looking for Forestry purposes – but feed it to your Beaver pet, and it’ll change colour! Don’t worry, we’re pretty sure this is safe.

The Funky-Shaped Log is a one-time unlock, but once your pet has gobbled it up you’ll be able to change their colour any time you like.

This gnaw-ly item can be yours for 15,000 Anima-Infused Bark and 500 of the following logs (noted): Oak, Willow, Teak, Maple, Mahogany, Arctic Pine, Yew, Magic and Redwood.

You may be wondering what’s happened to that 2-Handed Axes we were talking about. We’ve made the decision to move this reward to the second part of the update so we can correctly address your feedback regarding this hefty new reward.

On that topic…

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Forestry: Part Two

Forestry: Part Two is coming in September!

For those of you who missed it, we made the decision to split Forestry into two parts, so that everything in this massive update gets the attention it needs.

This means we’re heading straight into Community Consultation for the second half of Forestry! We’ll be discussing:

  • Leaves and Tertiary Effects
  • Campfires and Bonfires
  • Tea Brewing
  • New Events
  • New Rewards (including the 2-Handed Axe)
  • Balancing and Feedback Changes

Here’s the schedule so far:

  • Discord Stages Call – Feedback and Part Two: Friday, June 30th – 5pm BST
  • Foresty: Part Two – Community Consultation Newspost: Friday, July 7th
  • Discord Stages Call – Part Two Discussion: Friday, July 7th – 5pm BST
  • Forestry Part Two – Poll: July 12th – 19th

In the meanwhile, check out our previous two blogs (hereandhere) to learn more about what’s coming in Part Two or watch the video below from the queen of Woodcutting herselfHanannie!

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Peepo Plays Forestry

Created by the fantasticWitchCrafty, Peepo decides to try out Forestry and invites a friend to Draynor to chop and chill!

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Other Changes

The Pride event has ended, and now nobody is allowed to think about love for a whole year. Just kidding – you can unlock any Pride-themed goodies you’ve missed from Gilbert southwest of Barbarian Village. We’d like to thank everyone who took part in this year’s event and the associated Pride Parade, and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!

In other news, we’ve made a couple of improvements to the Escape Crystal. Firstly, there’s now a visual and textual indication to tell players when the Crystal is active or deactivated. Secondly, a right-click option now allows players to toggle the Auto-Teleport feature on and off. This can be used whether the Crystal is worn or in your Inventory.

Over at Guardians of the Rift, a convenient Chisel has begun spawning near the cell table. In addition, Cordelia now has a right-click option for Pouch repairs, provided you’ve paid 25 Pearls to unlock this service.

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Narrative Survey

The Narrative Survey we spoke about in May’s edition of the Gielinor Gazette is still open, and we need YOU to help us determine our future plans for the story of Old School RuneScape.

Quests and narrative are really important to us, and previously, we gathered some great feedback in the Annual Survey. This survey aims to get into the nitty-gritty of narrative, and we want feedback from as many players as possible. Whether you’re a verified lorehound or a serial spacebar smasher, we want to hear from you!

To participate, just click the button below.

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PvP World Rota

The PvP rota has moved toPeriod B:

  • 560 – (UK) – PvP World
  • 579 – (US) – High-Risk PvP World
  • 561 – (UK) – Free-to-Play PvP World
  • 580 – (US) – LMS Competitive

World 390 (AUS) for LMS Competitive has beende-activatedwith this rota.

The PvP Arena is using ‘Main‘ loadouts in Ranked Duels and Tournaments this week.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be looking to experiment with the world rota system for PvP activities to include Bounty Hunter to condense activity a little further, effectively swapping between PvP Worlds and Bounty Hunter for the UK and US each week. Effective 26th July, we’re considering a world rota as follows:

Period A (proposed):

  • 539 – (US) – PvP World
  • 318 – (UK) – Bounty Hunter world
  • 548 – (Germany) – High-Risk PvP World
  • 577 – (US) – Free-to-Play PvP World
  • 559 – (UK) – LMS Competitive
  • World 390 (AUS) for LMS Competitive has been activated with this rota.
  • World 390 (AUS) for Bounty Hunter has been de-activated with this rota.

Period B (proposed):

  • 560 – (UK) – PvP World
  • 319 – (US) – Bounty Hunter world
  • 579 – (US) – High-Risk PvP World
  • 561 – (UK) – Free-to-play PvP World
  • 580 – (US) – LMS Competitive
  • World 390 (AUS) for LMS Competitive has been de-activated with this rota.
  • World 569 (AUS) for Bounty hunter has been activated with this rota.

Let us know how you feel about this proposed rota update, and we might make adjustments as we see fit!

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You can also discuss this update on ourofficial forums, on the2007Scape subreddit, theSteam forums, or the community-ledOSRS Discordin the #gameupdate channel. For more info on the above content, check out the officialOld School Wiki.

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FAQs

What trees should I cut for Forestry osrs? ›

From level 15 to 35, the player should cut oak trees. Each log gives 37.5 Woodcutting experience. 534 logs are required to reach level 35. Even though willow trees become available at level 30, cutting oak trees offers slightly faster experience at these levels.

What is the fastest Forestry XP in Osrs? ›

On the forestry world, there are certain locations that players go to, to train together. The oak and willow trees in Draynor are populated on a free to play world, and the highest xp rate with Forestry is obtained with teak trees.

Do you need to wear the Forestry kit osrs? ›

Players with the kit can receive the benefits of the lumberjack or Forestry outfit without having to wear it by storing either in the clothes pouch, then storing it in the Forestry kit; doing so requires level 50 Crafting and Woodcutting, and have purchased the clothes pouch blueprint.

Where is the best place to cut magics for Forestry? ›

A great place to chop magic trees is at the Woodcutting Guild in the southern part of Hosidius. It has eight magic trees in close proximity to a bank and the Woodcutting Guild grants an invisible +7 Woodcutting boost which stacks with the special attack of a dragon or crystal axe.

How do I decide which tree to cut? ›

Tree selection criteria for vigorous high value trees

The criteria used for determining which individual trees to cut or leave are usually based upon their crown characteristics. Since the green needles are the food producing part of the tree, the more needles a tree has, the better the growth rates will be.

How many hours to 99 Woodcutting? ›

It is going to require you to cut around 150 000 Teak Logs to get to level 99 Woodcutting from level 60, and it is going to take you almost 200 hours. At level 90 Woodcutting, you unlock Redwood, which are found in the Woodcutting Guild.

What to wear for Forestry osrs? ›

The Forestry outfit is a cosmetic override for the Lumberjack outfit. Like the Lumberjack outfit, it is an experience-boosting clothing set that grants additional experience when worn while Woodcutting. Equipping any piece of the outfit requires 44(not boostable) Woodcutting.

What to wear while Woodcutting osrs? ›

Wearing the full lumberjack outfit whilst chopping a redwood log is required to complete the master clue scroll skill challenge assigned by Sherlock.

What is the point of Forestry osrs? ›

Forestry: The Way of the Forester is a social-focused expansion to core Woodcutting, announced during the Winter Summit 2022. It aims to make Woodcutting a more social experience by "removing resource competition, introducing new events, and expanding the skill's economic offerings".

Does forestry work in Woodcutting Guild? ›

However, the invisible boost will not allow a player to perform actions above their base level. In addition, forestry events will not occur while inside the Woodcutting Guild. Entering the Woodcutting Guild is a task in the hard Kourend & Kebos Diary.

What level should I cut magic logs? ›

Cutting magic trees requires a Woodcutting level of 75 or higher and yields 250 Woodcutting experience per log cut. Due to the slow speed at which magic trees are cut at this level, it is advised that players wait until they have a Woodcutting level of at least 85 before chopping magic trees.

Where is the best place to cut trees in Runescape? ›

Most likely the best F2P area is near the east entrance of the Grand Exchange. These trees are found near water. Some places they are found at include Port Sarim, Draynor Village, Lumbridge, south east of Rimmington, Catherby and Seers' Village.

What are the best trees to do in Osrs? ›

Tree runs are the most effective way to gain Farming experience. To do this, plant the highest-tier tree, fruit tree, and hardwood tree saplings available, along with the special tree saplings (calquat, celastrus, crystal, and redwood).

What trees give you the most XP in Runescape? ›

Skill trees
Name of TreePay-to-play only?XP for Cutting
Elder treeYes325
BambooYes120
Crystal treeYes434.5
Golden BambooYes655.5
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Is clear cutting an old forest beneficial? ›

California forests supply 75% of our water - and clearcutting is putting that supply in jeopardy. Clearcutting compacts the ground and decreases the soil's ability to retain water, causing drought in some areas and flooding in others, ultimately reducing our supply of clean water.

When to start cutting redwoods in OSRs? ›

A redwood tree is a rare lumber tree that requires level 90 Woodcutting to cut, granting 380 Woodcutting experience for each set of redwood logs received. Two scaffolded redwood trees can be found in the Woodcutting Guild, allowing access to the cuttable sections by climbing up one of the rope ladders.

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