Wood is an easily obtainable resource in ARK: Survival Evolved that can be harvested from trees using tools, dinosaurs, or your bare hands, but is most efficiently harvested with a Chainsaw, Castoroides, Gacha, Roll Rat, Thorny Dragon, and Therizinosaur. Wood is a very valuable resource due to its many uses and the high quantities of it required in crafting. It can be found in white, green and blue Supply Crates as well as in Giant Beaver Dam.
Every time Wood is consumed as a fuel source it creates Charcoal.
- Campfire: 30 seconds per unit
- Cooking Pot: 30 seconds per unit
- Forge: 30 seconds per unit
- Standing Torch: 6 minutes, 40 seconds per unit
Used to craft:
- Stone Hatchet
- Stone Pick
- Dinosaur Gateway
- Dinosaur Gate
- Parasaur Saddle
- Phiomia Saddle
- Raptor Saddle
- Thatch Structures
- Wooden Structures
- Stone Structures
- Therizinosaurus Saddle
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Note: When gathering on Scorched Earth, Thorny Dragon gathers at the same rate as Beaver and Rock Elemental gathers slightly better than Thorny Dragon of same level.
When gathering from small trees on Scorched Earth, Wood is gathered like Berries (see efficiency table on the Berries page).
The following creatures reduce the weight of Wood by the listed amount while it is in their inventory: