Wood is the most common resource in the world of Albion Online. It is versatile, and used in many applications, including crafting items and constructing Buildings.
T1 or Rough Wood can be gathered with bare hands, and requires no tools. Wood of T2 and above requires the use of a Wood Axe of the appropriate tier. Wood can be gathered by a player with a Wood Axe below the tier of the tree being chopped. For instance, a T2 tree can be chopped by a T1 Wood Axe or above, and so on. Having a higher-tier Axe can increase gathering speed significantly. To harvest rare trees you need the tool on the same Tier.