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“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.”

Birchwood Forest 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.

Official 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

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 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Ninjago Magazine

Video games

Gallery

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Concept art

References

Locations

Landmarks

Kingdoms, cities and villages: Abandoned village · Coastal village · Farmers' village · Hono Mizu · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Keepers' Village · Kingdom of Shintaro · Merlopia · Metalonia · Ninjago City · Nom · Oni land · Ouroboros · Serpentine village · Spinjago (non-canon) · Stiix · Valley of the Sphinx · Village in the valley · Village of Haru · Village of the Formlings
Jungles and forests: Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Forest of Tranquility · Glimwillow Woods · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Jankikai Jungle · Primeval's Eye · Toxic Bogs · Uncharted jungle · Vermillion Swamps · Wildwood Forest
Mountains, caves and canyons: Caves of Despair · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Geckle Strong-Cave · Golden Peaks · Hollow's Bluff · Ice Cave · Haunted Hill · Mala-Wojira · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Home-Cave · No Man's Bluff · Rock-Bottom · Samurai X Cave · Shintaro Mountain · Story cave · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · The Teeth · Torchfire Mountain · Wailing Alps
Tombs and graveyards: Anacondrai Tomb · Cemetery of Souls · Constrictai Tomb · Fangpyre Tomb · Graveyard of ships · Hypnobrai Tomb · Lost Tomb of Impending Peril · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Tomb of the Stone Army · Venomari Tomb
Water areas: Black River · Boiling Sea · Endless Sea · Frozen pond · Hollow's Trench · Lightning Lagoon · Northern Ocean · River of Darkness · Shadow Bay · Spirit Coves · Tartarus Trench
Islands: Ninjago · Chen's Island · Dark Island · Dyer Island · Glacial Glacier · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Island of the Keepers · Lighthouse Island · Squawk Island · Tiger Widow Island
Deserts: Desert of Doom · Sea of Sand
Other: Arctic (non-canon) · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Bottomless pit · Chen's camp · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · End line · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Ice labyrinth · Manifestation Gate · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago wharfs · Ninjago Zoo · Outer space · The Pit · The Pit (Shintaro) · Rift of Return · Route 23 · Storm belt · Strangler's Path · Temporal vortex

Buildings and establishments

Temples, palaces, fortresses and monasteries: Anacondrai Temple · Castle of Ice · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Crystal Temple · Fire Temple · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garmadon's monastery · Hanging Temple · Ice Temple · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Merlopian Palace · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mountain monastery · Ninja Dojo Temple · Oni Temple · Palace (Shintaro) · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid of the Sphinx · Royal Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine Pyramid · Serpentine's underground fortress · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Felis · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of Wojira
Stores and establishments: Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Industries · Borg Store · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Concert Hall · Dairy Dragon · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorer's Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garbage depot · Gas station · Geckle courthouse · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Kai's dojo · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison (Cell one) · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Mystake's Tea Shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hall · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago Park · Noodle factory · Repo yard · Ronin's pawn shop · Serpentine library · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Storm Farms · Twitchy Tim's gas station · Vast Industries · Dance class · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern
Houses and apartments: Cliff Gordon's estate · Dareth's apartment · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Hero's Suite · Sally's farm · The Mechanic's headquarters · Vermillion Dome of Doom
Other: Borg Tower (Borg Tower vaults) · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's Royal Arena · Dragon's Forge · Hall of Villainy · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi's Labyrinth Stronghold · Munce arena · Old electronics warehouse · Oni stronghold · Palace gardens · Pythor's base · S.O.G. Headquarters · Sewers · The Mechanic's warehouse · Tower of Tears (non-canon)

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Marketplace · 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

Realms

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

Other

Ethereal Divide · Grasslands

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Ham's street food stall · 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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