Trees are plants. They are made of wood. If you chop them, you'll get their wood. Even Jagex realized that this a bit simple for an entire skill, so they made it more complicated.
The Purpose of TreesEdit
The original purpose of trees was probably to add oxygen to the air. However, since you don't need oxygen in Runescape as we have pixels for that, they lost their original purpose. Therefore, Jagex made the woodcutting skill so that you can cut down those useless trees.
Chopping down a tree will not only get rid of that useless eyesore, but it will also provide you with logs with which you can do many extremely useful things :
- Burning villages
- Creating weapons of mass destruction
- Barbarian firemaking, the ultimate combination of fletching and firemaking.
- Builing beds in which you shall never sleep
How to kill a treeEdit
To attack a tree, you need a special weapon called a hatchet. With your special hatchet, you can carve your initials into the tree, chip off its bark, etc. Oh, you can also chop it down.
Each hatchet requires one woodcutting level higher than the attack level required to wield. Therefore, bronze hatchets require level 2 woodcutting and so cannot be used. Ever.
RESPAWN TIME WTF?!?!?!?!Edit
Unfortunately, after killing a tree, it will regrow in less than a minute. Yes, trees have fast respawn times. Therefore, you must kill it again so that you can rid Runescape of
Pixellated Oxygen The eyesores called trees.