Birchwood Forest
Location Ninjago
Inhabitants Treehorn
Dr. Julien
Zane (formerly)

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 an 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.


Spellbound (flashback)

During the Serpentine Wars, 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.

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.

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.

Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)

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


LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Serpentine

Season 2: The Final Battle

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

=Day of the Departed

Video Games


Landmarks, Vehicles, and more


Ignacia · Mountains of Impossible Height · Caves of Despair · Floating Ruins · Frozen Wasteland · Ice Fortress · Forest of Tranquility · Fire Temple · Ninjago Sky · Jamanakai Village · Wildwood Forest · The Lost City of Ouroboros · The Toxic Bogs · Torchfire Mountain · Desert Pyramid · Ninjago City · Mountain of a Million Steps · Birchwood Forest · Hypnobrai Tomb · Fangpyre Tomb · Anacondrai Tomb · Constrictai Tomb · Venomari Tomb · Sea of Sand · The Mountain of Madness · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Spirit Coves · Golden Peaks · Crashcourse Canyon · Glacier Barrens · Stone Army Tomb · The Dark Island · Samurai X Cave · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Blackwood Forest · Chen's Island · Chen's Camp · Echo Canyons · Corridor of Elders · Spinjago · Stiix · Haunted Hill · Wailing Alps · Vermillion Swamps · Boiling Sea · Ninjago Island · Endless Ocean · Chrono Crater (Non-canon)


Four Weapons Blacksmith · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Lord Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress · Master Wu's Academy · Kiddie Arcade · Hidden Workshop · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Concert Hall · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Temple of Light · Borg Tower · Wind Farms Power Station · Ninjago City Aquarium · The Temple of Fortitude · Yang Tavern · Chen's Palace · Kryptarium Prison · Steep Wisdom · Domu · Temple of Airjitzu · Hanging Temple · Borg Store · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Oni Temple · Temple of Resurrection

Other Realms

Cursed Realm · Underworld · Cloud Kingdom · Djinjago · Departed Realm · Realm of the Oni and the Dragon · Chima · Realm of Madness


Destiny's Bounty (The Black Bounty · 2.0 · Destiny's Shadow) · Serpentine Bus· Serpentine Train · Ultra Sonic Raider · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Fire Mech · Earth Driller · Warrior Bike · Garmatron · Golden Mech · Kai Fighter · Thunder Raider · Hover-Copter · Lightning Offroader · Destructoid · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Chen's Ferry · D.B. Express · Condrai Crusher · Jungle Raider · Blade-Copter · Chen's Blimp · ElectroMech · Clouse's Earth Mech · Roto Jet · R.E.X. · Salvage M.E.C. · Chain Cycle · Mech-enstein · Titan Mech · Nya's bike · Kai's bike · Misfortune's Keep · Raid Zeppelin · Sky Shark · Ultra Stealth Raider · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Rock Roader · Desert Lightning · Samurai VXL · Iron Doom · Vermillion Invader

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Ninjago Island · Ninjago City · Ninjago High School


Imagination · Blade Cup · Violet Berry Soup · Starfarer · Celestial Clock · Helmet of Shadows · Obsidian Glaive · Blind Man's Eye · Temporal Vortex · Oni Masks (Vengeance · Deception · Hatred)