Birch Leaves Wiki Guide

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft birch leaves with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, birch leaves is an item that you can not make with a crafting table or furnace. Instead, you need to find and gather this item in the game.

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Let’s explore how to add birch leaves to your inventory.

Where to find Birch Leaves in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find birch leaves in the Creative Inventory menu:

Platform Version(s) Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8 – 1.19
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.19.3 – 1.19.4
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative Inventory menu.

Required Materials to make Birch Leaves

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to gather birch leaves:

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1 Shears

How to get Birch Leaves in Survival Mode

In Minecraft, you can add birch leaves to your inventory in Survival mode by trimming the leaves from a birch tree with a pair of shears. So, let’s get started!

1. Find a Birch Tree

First, you need to find a birch tree in your Minecraft world. Birch trees are usually found in the Forest biome.

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2. Hold your Shears

Next, place your shears in your hand by selecting them in the hotbar.

Position your pointer (the plus sign) on the birch leaves of the tree. You should see the block of birch leaves become highlighted in your game window.

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3. Use the Shears

Next, use the shears on the birch leaves to cut them from the birch tree.

The game control to use the shears on the birch leaves depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), left click and hold on the birch leaves.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap and hold on the birch leaves.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press and hold the RT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press and hold the R2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press and hold the ZR button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press and hold the ZR button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, left click and hold on the birch leaves.
  • For Education Edition, left click and hold on the birch leaves.

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You will need to continue to clip with the shears until the birch leaves fall from the tree.

4. Pick up the Birch Leaves

Make sure you pick up the birch leaves before they disappear.

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Once you pick up the birch leaves, they will appear in your hotbar.

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A block of birch leaves is a useful item and should be kept in your inventory to be used later.

Item ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, birch leaves have the following Name, ID and DataValue:

(Minecraft ID Name)
ID Data Value Stack Size Version
Birch Leaves
18 2 64 1.8 – 1.12
Birch Leaves
64 1.13 – 1.19.4
  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Minecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.
  • Data Value (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Give Command for Birch Leaves

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 and 1.19.4, the /give command for Birch Leaves is:

/give @p birch_leaves 1

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Birch Leaves is:

/give @p leaves 1 2

Things to Do with Birch Leaves

Here are some activities that you can do with birch leaves in Minecraft:

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How to Use a Composter

Other Leaves

There are other leaves in Minecraft such as:

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How to make Oak Leaves
Birch Leaves - Wiki Guide 18 How to make Spruce Leaves
Birch Leaves - Wiki Guide 19 How to make Jungle Leaves
Birch Leaves - Wiki Guide 20 How to make Acacia Leaves
Birch Leaves - Wiki Guide 21 How to make Dark Oak Leaves
Birch Leaves - Wiki Guide 22 How to make Azalea Leaves
Birch Leaves - Wiki Guide 23 How to make Flowering Azalea Leaves
Birch Leaves - Wiki Guide 24 How to make Mangrove Leaves


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