Birch Sapling Wiki Guide

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

In Minecraft, a birch sapling 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 a birch sapling to your inventory.

Where to find a Birch Sapling in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a birch sapling 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.

How to get a Birch Sapling in Survival Mode

In Minecraft, you can add a birch sapling to your inventory in Survival mode by chopping down the leaves of a birch tree. 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 an Axe

Although you can use your hand to chop down the leaves of a birch tree, we prefer to use a tool such as an axe. These are the axes you can choose from.

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How to make a Diamond Axe
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 8 How to make a Golden Axe
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 9 How to make a Iron Axe
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 10 How to make a Stone Axe
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 11 How to make a Wooden Axe
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 12 How to make a Netherite Axe

In this example, we are going to use a stone axe.

TIP: If you are looking for a birch sapling, be sure to chop the leaves from the tree. If you chop down the tree trunk, it will give you birch wood and not a birch sapling.

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3. Break the Birch Leaves

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

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), left click and hold on the birch sapling.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap and hold on the birch sapling.
  • 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 sapling.
  • For Education Edition, left click and hold on the birch sapling.

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You will need to continue to chop until a birch sapling falls from the tree.

4. Pick up the Birch Sapling

Make sure you pick up the birch sapling before it disappears.

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Once you pick up the birch sapling, it will appear in your hotbar.

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A birch sapling 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, a birch sapling has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

(Minecraft ID Name)
ID Data Value Stack Size Version
Birch Sapling
6 2 64 1.8 – 1.12
Birch Sapling
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 Sapling

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 Sapling is:

/give @p birch_sapling 1

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

/give @p sapling 1 2

Things to Do with Birch Saplings

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

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How to Grow a Tree
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 22 How to Make a Potted Plant
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 23 How to Use a Composter
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 24 How to limit the Height of a Tree

Other Saplings

There are other saplings in Minecraft such as:

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How to make a Birch Sapling
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 26 How to make a Spruce Sapling
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 27 How to make a Jungle Sapling
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 28 How to make an Acacia Sapling
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 29 How to make a Dark Oak Sapling
Birch Sapling - Wiki Guide 30 How to make a Mangrove Propagule


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