I’ve been looking for hardwood to build a nursery. The problem is that I can’t find any hardwood. I know about the secret woods but it takes forever to get 150 hardwood from there!

Here is what I know, hardwood comes from the secret woods, you can get mahogany seeds to grow hardwood trees, and their is a profession that allows you to get hardwood from trees.

Here is what I don’t know, how to get mahogany seeds, and how to change professions.

Is their any quicker way to get hardwood?

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There are 6 respawning stumps in the secret woods. They respawn daily for a total of 12 hardwood per day. If you go there every day you'll have enough in two weeks.

To get hardwood more quickly, you can grow mahogany trees. Mahogany seeds can be bought from the Island Merchant, or are rare drops from stumps and forest slimes. Hopefully you should see some while collecting hardwood in the secret woods. Once you have seeds, you can farm mahogany.

The Lumberjack perk is a level 10 foraging perk that causes hardwood to drop from regular trees. You can reset your perks at the Statue of Uncertainty in the sewers for 10,000g. If you have 10 foraging you can switch, deforest your farm, then switch back.

  • When I was farming hardwood (no pun intended) I used the secret forest, and then spent the rest of the day in mines. It occasionally drops from the barrels and crates in there.
    – sirreldar
    Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 23:07
  • There's also something you should eat before you chop trees IIRC.
    – AndreKR
    Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 6:45
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    @AndreKR I couldn't find any evidence that a foraging or luck boost would help here. Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 10:08
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    @Studoku Foraging boost would help axe proficiency (Swings take less energy) Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 12:45
  • @AHumanIthink Also, don't forget to use tree fertilizer on the mahogany trees. Unfertilized they have only a 15% chance of growing to their next growth stage each night, with fertilizer that increased to 60%. It really speeds things up a lot. Commented Jul 12, 2021 at 7:25

It won't help you at this point, but if you choose to play on the Forest Farm map when you start a new game, there are 8 hardwood stumps on your farm that regenerate every day. Collecting hardwood from your own farm is far less time consuming than heading to the Secret Forest every day, and you can collect from both to more than double your daily quantity of hardwood (28 daily hardwood instead of 12). I've always had plenty of hardwood when playing on the Forest Farm.


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