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Elder tree

This article is about the standard elder trees. For the tree associated with the Evil Tree D&D, see Elder evil tree.
Members iconElder Tree
Elder Tree
The aged tree dominates with its huge presence.
Woodcutting Level 90
XP 325
Logs Elder logs
Farming Seed Elder seed
Level 90
XP 23473.5

Elder trees are a rare and ancient species of tree that only grow in specific locations around Gielinor. Their aged wood is extremely tough to cut, so you will need at least level 90 Woodcutting to chop them.

When you begin chopping an elder tree, you will start a five minute timer which is unique to you. When the timer runs out, the tree's branches will fall off and will need another ten minutes to regrow (this is persistent across all game worlds.) You will therefore need to keep moving between elder trees in order to gather them.

For every successful cut, you will receive 325 Woodcutting XP and a set of elder logs. These logs can be burnt for Firemaking XP, or fletched into elder shortbows and shieldbows.

A map showing the location of the elder tree farming patch in Prifddinas
Elder tree patch location

Elder trees can be grown from elder seeds in the elder tree patch in Prifddinas. You must first place the seed in a plant pot with compost, then water the plant pot. After some time it will grow into the elder sapling which you then use on a weeded elder tree patch in order to plant it. Planting the sapling will grant 311.4 Farming XP.

The elder tree can become diseased and die. You can protect your tree from this by paying a farmer 25 morchella mushrooms.

Checking the health of your elder tree will grant 23,162.1 Farming XP.

An elder tree can be removed from the tree patch with a right-click 'Remove'. This will not return the seed to you but will quickly clear the farming patch to allow you to plant another sapling.


Elder trees grow in ten locations around Gielinor.

They can only be grown from a seed in Prifddinas.


  • Using certain items on an elder tree will produce hidden messages...

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