—Information accurate as of: build 1159
Trees are naturally occurring world objects in Rust. Players can harvest trees for Wood using any gathering tool such as a Rock, Hatchet, or Pickaxe. Harvested wood is added to the player inventory and can be used for Crafting various items or as fuel for Camp Fires and Furnaces.
The amount of wood harvested from trees is generally proportional to its size and type. Large trees can be harvested for around 650 wood, depending on the tool used. When all of a tree's wood is harvested, the tree falls, giving the player an amount of wood higher than before. However, if only some wood is harvested and the tree is left for a few days, the wood will be replenished.
Harvesting - Tools: Edit
|Tool||Wood Per Strike||Wood Per Tree||Wood Before Breaking|
|Stone Pick Axe||5||~300||~100|
|Bone Club||9||309 - 557 [~406]||?|
|Stone Hatchet||20||420 - 770 [~564]||1700|
|Hatchet||30||459 - 835 [~612]||7000|
|Salvaged Axe||50||550 - 1000 [~733]||6,829|
Harvesting - Tree Types (11/01/2017): Edit
Legacy Version Edit
Although plentiful in the landscape, trees were not the fastest way of obtaining wood in Legacy. Wood Piles were a much better alternative as they allowed players to gather wood more quickly. However, when Wood Piles were scarce (and the player only needed a small amount of wood to craft a Wood Shelter or Camp Fire), then trees were suffice. If the player used a Pickaxe on the tree, they could get 2 wood per hit. In contrast with Experimental Rust, trees in Legacy did not despawn after being fully harvested, and players would see a message stating "There's no wood left here" if they attempted to continue gathering from it.
- Some trees have been seen to be generated inside buildings.
- Wooden and Metal Building Parts can be placed inside trees so the tree goes through their house