It helps to RuneScape gold have a lot of trees as well as a deposit box/bank near you. I remember the Rimmington Willows spot being quite excellent. It was peaceful and there were few bots. You could also sell your logs to them. Draynor is also a great place, even better than Rimmington. But all worlds are likely to be filled with bots and others.
Maples must be cut in the Seers Village area that is located near the bank. There should also be lots of trees. It is recommended to cut them at around 95 woodcutting. However Willows are superior to Maples.
I wouldn't recommend Yews. I cut them because Woodcutting was my money-making skill and the Willows/Maples weren't valuable. You might give them another chance if they appeal to you. They are also available in the South and North of Varrock Castles, which are located slightly NE of Varrock.
Jagex has overestimated the number of players it has by a significant amount, or they want Tuska's victory. We've seen this before with the Falador Memorial Altar and, arguably, with the oldschool Referendum, when Jagex revised the original plans due to overestimating the player base. Things get very interesting when you look at the alternative.
It appears that the tournament is designed to discourage players from winning. Tuska is a little bit damaged per round compared to the daily lifebar. We're on day two and we have barely accomplished 1/4 of what's needed to be successful. Many were blaming on the fact that the tournament was only for 12 hours instead of 24 hours as the reason for the day's defeat. But, take into consideration the latest release hype inciting players to buy RS gold play multiple times during the first day.