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A birch forest biome.

A birch forest is a lush temperate biome, usually generating near other lush biomes. There are two variants in the biome family.

Description[]

Birch forest biomes feature a vast amount of birch trees across the landscape. They generate densely, but not densely enough to cast sufficient shadows to allow hostile mobs to spawn in daytime. Rose bushes, lily of the valleys, lilacs and peonies generate in these biomes commonly, as well as the usual dandelions and poppies. Like most biomes, birch forest can generate in almost any type of terrain, including flat areas near sea level, hills and small mountains.

Like almost every other land biome in the game, lava lakes can generate here, which may cause fast-spreading fires due to the density of flammable trees. Like forest, shallow lakes may also generate in here.

The grass and foliage color is turquoise, making them hard to distinguish from rivers, which often run across this biome and meadows which can form clearings when this biome generates in very hilly areas.

No unique mobs or structures are found in this biome.

These biomes provide a source of wood and animal food, much like the main forest. Building shelter here might be frustrating, due to having to clean up the zone before and because of the reduced block palette that this biome offers compared to other biomes.

Variants[]

For variants exist before 1.18, see Biome/Before 1.18.

There are two birch forest biome variants (birch forest and old growth birch forest), with two removed variants (birch forest hills and tall birch hills) in previous versions.

Birch Forest[]

Birch Forest
Birch Forest.png
Type

Temperate/Lush

Rarity

Common

Temperature

0.6

Blocks

Grass Block
Birch Log
Birch Leaves
Bee Nest
Rose Bush
Lilac
Peony
Lily of the Valley

Grass color


 #88BB67

Foliage color


 #6bA941

Water color


 #3F76E4
[JE only]

 #0677CE
[BE only]

Birch forests are the default biome variant.

In Java Edition :

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Passive category
Sheep12404
Pig10404
Chicken10404
Cow8404
Hostile category
Spider100516.254
Zombie95516.254
Zombie Villager5516.251
Skeleton100516.254
Creeper100516.254
Slime[note 1]100516.254
Enderman10516.251–4
Witch5516.251
Spider Jockey1516.251
Chicken Jockey0.25516.251
Ambient category
Bat10108
  1. Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.

In Bedrock Edition :

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Passive category
Sheep12402–3
Pig10401–3
Chicken10402–4
Cow8402–3
Hostile category
Spider994951
Zombie94.254952–4
Zombie Villager54952–4
Skeleton804951–2
Creeper1004951
Slime[note 1]1004951
Enderman104951–2
Witch54951
Spider Jockey14951
Chicken Jockey0.754951
Ambient category
Bat10102
  1. Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.


Old Growth Birch Forest[]

Old Growth Birch Forest
Tall Birch Forest.png
Type

Temperate/Lush

Rarity

Uncommon

Temperature

0.6‌[Java Edition only]
0.7‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Blocks

Grass Block
Birch Log
Birch Leaves
Bee Nest
Rose Bush
Lilac
Peony
Lily of the Valley

Grass color


 #88BB67
[JE only]

 #79C05A
[BE only]

Foliage color


 #6bA941
[JE only]

 #59AE30
[BE only]

Water color


 #3F76E4
[JE only]

 #0677CE
[BE only]

The old growth birch forest (formerly called tall birch forest) features birch trees that generate significantly taller than normal, with their trunks being up to 14 blocks tall. This makes harvesting wood more difficult, but allows more wood to be collected in the long run. In Bedrock Edition, this biome has the same grass and foliage colors as the forest.

Old growth birch forests use the same mob spawning chances as birch forests.

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationTranslation key
Birch Forestbirch_forestbiome.minecraft.birch_forest
Old Growth Birch Forestold_growth_birch_forestbiome.minecraft.old_growth_birch_forest

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID
[No displayed name]birch_forest27
[No displayed name]birch_forest_hills28
[No displayed name]birch_forest_mutated155
[No displayed name]birch_forest_hills_mutated156

History[]

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Java Edition
1.7.213w36aAdded birch forests and flower forests, along with their variants and many other biomes.
1.1318w16a"Birch Forest M" has been renamed to "Mutated Birch Forest."
"Birch Forest Hills M" has been renamed to "Mutated Birch Forest Hills."
18w19a"Mutated Birch Forest" has been renamed to "Tall Birch Forest."
"Mutated Birch Forest Hills" have been renamed to "Tall Birch Hills."
pre5The ID has been changed from mutated_birch_forest to tall_birch_forest.
The ID has been changed from mutated_birch_forest_hills to tall_birch_hills.
1.1418w43aAdded lilies of the valley, which can generate in birch forests.
1.15.2Pre-Release 1Birch forests now generate with bee nests.
1.18Experimental Snapshot 1The birch forest hills and tall birch hills biomes no longer generate naturally.
21w40a"Tall Birch Forest" has been renamed to "Old Growth Birch Forest".
The ID tall_birch_forest has been changed to old_growth_birch_forest.
The birch forest hills and tall birch hills biomes have been removed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Added birch and flower forests, along with many other biomes.
v0.11.0build 1Added Birch Forest M and Birch Forest Hills M.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Added lilies of the valley, which can be found in birch forests.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Bee nests now have a small chance to generate in birch forest biome and variants.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Added birch and flower forests, along with many other biomes.

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