The quality of the felled trees you get depends on how high your woodcutting skill is. The quality of the log you get from felled trees depends on the felled tree quality - a higher skill yields more logs of top quality, lower skill yields more QL 1 logs. The same goes for kindling.
Damaged felled trees (from decay) will often yield QL 1 logs and no woodcutting skill when chopped up.
- Pine - Very abundant.
- Birch - Burns well and is good for making buildings as it grows fast and is generally abundant.
- Willow - These hulking trees are like oaks in that they destroy other trees and must be planted apart. Used for making bows and (fine) fishing rods.
- Oak - Tools made from Oak take 20% less damage through use. Oaks require room to grow and will kill other trees near it. They must be planted by themselves and must be planted away from each other. Slow growing.
- Cedar - Best used for containers, as it slows the decay rate of the container. Does not effect the items inside the container. Also used for making arrows.
- Maple - Produces maple sap when in season. Also used for making arrows.
These are fruit trees, and barely produce any wood when cut down:
- High quality logs are especially required for improving carpentry items.
- Overaged trees have the most wood. Cutting trees younger than mature down to get wood is a waste of time and resources.
- Having a good Forestry skill (30 skill) can be useful while woodcutting because it allows you to tell the age of trees without examining them.
- Lumberjack at 50 skill
- Timberman/Timberwoman at 70 skill
- Deforester at 90 skill