Lumber is harvested by lumberjacks[1] and is processed in a lumber mill.

In RTS games

Lumber is one of the main resources in the Warcraft RTS games. It is harvested by worker units from trees. In Outland and underground maps, lumber can be harvested from large mushrooms.


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Harvested from the abundant forests that inhabit all but a few regions in the realm, the uses for lumber are nearly infinite. Once a tree has been felled and returned to the community, it is processed and made ready for use as lumber. Craftsman then use this material to build many different structures and ships, as well as certain weapons and machines of war. Lumber may also be used in the research and construction of strange new devices — or by those adept in the arcane arts to aid with their magical studies.[2] (W2Man #?)

In World of Warcraft

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In the RPG

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  • When the orcs arrived on Kalimdor, they needed lumber. They unwittingly enraged the night elves by chopping down trees in sacred forests, and several battles escalated.[3]


Symbols of lumber by game:

  • WCOnH logo 16x48: Warcraft Orcs and Humans - Lumber icon
  • WC2BnE logo 16x42: SmLumberWC2
  • WC3RoC logo 16x32: WC3lumber
  • WoW Icon 16x16: Inv tradeskillitem 01 Inv tradeskillitem 03


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