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Gold Wood is not to be confused with Sinister Wood.
Gold Wood is a relatively rare wood type that is located in the Swamp. It's known for being very valuable, more so than Lava Wood. However, due to its location, it's very time-consuming to harvest. And even though the wood may be quite valuable, the logs tend to be quite thin, making a tree less profitable than a Lava Wood tree. Players would rather farm Lava Wood for some quick money, although it's more dangerous.
Gold Wood can also be seen growing closely around Zombie Wood.
Appearance and CharacteristicsThis tree does not have any leaves; it is assumed that this tree is a dead tree, and many mistake this for the Zombie tree. Its exterior is that of Pine Wood and Fir Wood, carrying grey-brown. However, it is called gold wood because its interior holds a gold-like color.
This tree doesn't grow very tall, and you can only get small limbs to sell and small planks. The plank is a light orange, but darker than the log.
HarvestingPlease see Safari Mountain Passage for more details on this.
This wood is found in the Swamp and can be harvested the same way as Zombie Wood.
You can also use the Rock Bridge to get your truck to the Swamp, but be careful that the bridge will respawn after a period of time. Therefore not many people use this method. This method is currently unusable, as the rock bridge no longer works.
An alternate way to get to the Swamp is making a long plank (planking) and using it to climb the large rocks to go to the Swamp. You can also chop a near tree to climb the rocks.
There are a few things that should be noted about this tree. One is that the tree is somewhat strong, and a Silver Axe or better is recommended to cut it. Second is that these trees have a large size fluctuation, meaning some trees are much smaller than others. Lastly, this tree has some very thin limbs. It is recommended to avoid taking these pieces as Vehicles are prone to glitching while hauling them, and they usually cannot be turned into planks because they are too small to register in a sawmill. The recommended sawmill is the Sawmax01 / Sawmax02 / Sawmax02L because logs can be too thick for the Fair Sawmill, although the majority of the branches can easily fit into it.
It can be quite treacherous and annoying to farm in quantity, as you have to pay for the bridge and find a tree large enough to climb up to the Safari Mountain Passage. The trees are usually small and thin, and far away from the nearest ledge from which you can drop the trees off to be used once you are done chopping. Lava wood, on the other hand, is relatively easy to farm and the risk is low if you are an experienced driver, and the branches are larger. This is another reason why gold wood (and zombie wood) is not regularly used for money.