“The next two legs of the race take us into the winding maze known as the Birchwood Forest, and then through the perilous and icy Glacier Barrens.”
Announcer, "Ninjaball Run"

Birchwood Forest is a location in the land of Ninjago, near the Glacier Barrens and Crashcourse Canyon. As the name suggests, it is a large forest dominated by birch trees. Due to its proximity to the Glacier Barrens, it is constantly covered in snow, giving it a peaceful yet desolate atmosphere.

Dr. Julien's hidden workshop is located here, hidden within one of the many birch trees. The Juggernaut patrolled the forest, protecting the workshop from intruders and the hostile Treehorn population until Zane destroyed it. It is also where Zane and the Falcon were created.

History

Years ago

The Birchwood Forest was one of the wonders created by the First Spinjitzu Master. As part of their father's training, Wu and Garmadon traveled to the forest, where they participated in "Cross-country racing with Treehorns".[1]

Spellbound (flashback)

During the Serpentine War, a pivotal battle took place between the Elemental Alliance and the Anacondrai in Birchwood Forest with the snakes claiming victory due to the betrayal of the Elemental Master of Earth.

Snake Jaguar (flashback)

Wu traveled to the Birchwood Forest to look for Zane.

Tick Tock

When the Falcon appeared before the ninja for the third time, it led them on a chase through the land of Ninjago. Only Kai and Zane had the stamina to follow the bird to Birchwood Forest, and Kai had to stop shortly after arriving to catch his breath. Zane continued to follow the Falcon until it broke down and he was attacked by the Juggernaut. After destroying the guardian robot, Zane found the hidden workshop, where he learned of his origins.

The other three ninja eventually caught up with their comrade, only to be attacked by Treehorns. After coming to terms with his true nature, Zane emerged to fend off the beasts and their queen, unlocking his True Potential in the process.

Ninjaball Run

The Birchwood Forest played host to the second leg of the annual Ninjaball Run. Lou and The Royal Blacksmiths crashed shortly after entering the forest when their truck hit a fallen tree and spun out into a snowbank. The ninja managed to close the distance on their competitors when Lloyd flew over the canopy and spotted a shortcut for the Ultra Sonic Raider. Unfortunately for the Green Ninja, he was subsequently taken out of the race when the Ultra Dragon was pulled out of the air by Kruncha and Nuckal's Skull Truck, however, the dragon's weight caused the Skulkin to crash in turn.

The Greatest Fear of All

Jay pursued one of Chen's Noodle Trucks to the forest where he managed to corner it, only to discover it was empty.

The Corridor of Elders

From the forest, Jay attempted to use the truck's radio to contact Nya, but Chen blocked the signal.

Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)

On route to the Frozen Wasteland, Zane and the other ninja landed in Birchwood Forest and drove through it to avoid Ronin's forces.

Day of the Departed

On the Day of the Departed, Zane returned to Birchwood Forest to remember his father, Dr. Julien. While there, he encountered a reincarnated Cryptor accompanied by several Nindroids and fought with them amidst the forest.

Description

A snowy forest populated mainly by birch trees, located near the Glacier Barrens. It was the location of Dr. Julien’s hidden workshop, where Zane and the Falcon were created. Zane’s memories of the forest were wiped when Julien turned off his memory switch. It would not be until his return some time later that Zane would recall the place. Birchwood Forest was also the site of the second leg of the Ninjaball Run.[2]

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Day of the Departed

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Video games

Gallery

References

Locations

Landmarks

Abandoned village · Anacondrai Tomb · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Borg Tower Vaults · Bottomless pit · Castle of Ice · Caves of Despair · Chen's camp · Chen's Island · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Coastal village · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal caves · Dark Island · Dead's End · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Geckle courthouse · Geckle Strong-Cave · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Hall of Villainy · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hono Mizu · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Cave · Ice labyrinth · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Kingdom of Shintaro · Mala-Wojira · Manifestation Gate · The Mechanic's headquarters · The Mechanic's warehouse · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Metalonia · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Arena · Munce Home-Cave · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Park · Ninjago Sky · Ninjago wharfs · Nom · No Man's Bluff · Oni land · Oni stronghold · Ouroboros · Outer space · The Pit · Primeval's Eye · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid (Sea of Sand) · Repo yard · Rift of Return · River of Darkness · Rock-Bottom · Route 23 · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro · Shintaro Palace Gardens · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · Story cave · Temporal vortex · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Village in the valley · Wailing Alps · Well of Souls · Wildwood Forest

Buildings and establishments

Anacondrai Temple · Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Cliff Gordon's estate · Concert Hall · Borg Industries · Dareth's apartment · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Fire Temple · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garbage depot · Garmadon's monastery · Gas station · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Ice Fortress · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Lighthouse · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mystake's tea shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago sewers · Noodle factory · Old electronics warehouse · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · Shintaro Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine's underground fortress · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Tower of Tears (non-canon) · Ronin's pawn shop · Underground Library · Vast Industries · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Vlad Tutu's dance class · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Gamer's Market · Glitch · Infinity maze · Okino's house · Place of swords · Scott's garage · Shifty's table · Side-scrolling platforms · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina

The Sixteen Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Ninjago · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Ham's shop · Jungle of Lost Souls · Koko's apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations · Wu's temple

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