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Wilson Portrait
It's all leafy. Most of the time.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
It looks like it would burn well.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Hello, tree!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
This tree is spooky. I bet it likes Halloween.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
TARGET ACQUIRED

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Fagales of some kind. It bears fruit when fully grown.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
It's calling to me!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
I've heard them described as "leafy".

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Future firewööd!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
My, what nice foliage you have.

Webber

Walani Portrait
It comes in so many colors!

Walani

Warly Portrait
A bouquet of leaves.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Yer hair be pretty.

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
I do believe that's a tree.

Warbucks

Wilba Portrait
'TIS A TREE

Wilba

Winona Portrait
Another tree.

Winona

Birchnut Trees are Plants found in the Reign of Giants DLC. They are found mainly in Grasslands and Deciduous Forests. When chopped, they will yield 1-3 Logs and up to 2 Birchnuts, depending on the season.

If cut in its prime (the largest form) it will yield 2 Birchnuts in Autumn (colored leaves), 1 in Spring and Summer (green leaves), and no Birchnuts in Winter (leafless). Standing under one offers moderate wetness protection from Rain, and slows Overheating.

Poison Birchnut TreeEdit

Wilson Portrait
It looks unhappy about me stealing those birchnuts!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
A fire would set him straight.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is big and angry tree.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Extra-spooky!

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
THE MONSTER WITHIN REARS ITS HEAD

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
That is no tree I've seen before!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
You're due for a chopping.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Shut your maw!

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
I've göt tö wörk a bit harder för this firewööd.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
What're you so mad about?

Webber

Walani Portrait
I said I was sorry!

Walani

Warly Portrait
No thank you!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Ye don't seem very nice.

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
I say! That tree has acquired an eyeball!

Warbucks

Winona Portrait
Why does a tree need a mouth?!

Winona

When cutting down a fully sized Birchnut Tree that drops Birchnuts from day 3 and after, there is a small chance that other Birchnut Trees in the area will "awaken" and begin attacking anything in the area, unless it is Winter. This chance increases with the number of days survived from 3% on day 3 to 33% on day 70. After enough time passes (minimum one day,) Poison Birchnut Trees will calm down and return to their normal state. The player can also plant Birchnuts nearby to attempt to pacify them.

A Poison Birchnut Tree can spawn up to 5 Birchnutters to attack the player or nearby Mobs. They will also do a root attack, behaving similarly to tentacles, that will attempt to home in on the player's position.

Unlike the somewhat similar Treeguards, Poison Birchnut Trees have to be felled with an Axe (12 swings) or any other method that will destroy the average tree. Torching a Poison Birchnut Tree spawns another, final wave of Birchnutters.

A Poison Birchnut Tree will drop 1 Living Log and 3 Birchnuts and has a 20% chance to drop an additional Living Log or Nightmare Fuel. Its stump can also be dug up to yield an additional Living Log.

Gift Icon Downloadable Content Edit

In the Shipwrecked DLC and Hamlet DLC, Birchnut Trees will not gain colored leaves in any of the seasons, and neither will they lose their leaves. To get more Birchnuts, the player has to kill Poison Birchnut Trees and Birchnutters, travel to a Reign of Giants world by Seaworthy or Skyworthy, or buy them in the Swinesbury Fine Grocer's shop.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve TogetherEdit

In Don't Starve Together, the chances for Poison Birchnut Trees spawning is dependent on the season. Birchnut Trees will start losing their leaves during the last 2 days of autumn.

Season Chance by World Age
4-20 21-35 36-70 71+
Autumn 3% 7.5% 15% 16.8%
Winter 0% 0% 0% 0%
Spring 1.6% 4% 8% 8.96%
Summer 0.66% 1.65% 3.3% 3.696%

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Birchnut Trees are a good source of Living Logs, Nightmare Fuel and Birchnuts rather than a source of Logs due to the large amount of Poison Birchnut Trees that can spawn from a minimal amount of chopping.
  • It is advised to bring a group of befriended Pigs when chopping Birchnut Trees. As soon as a Poison Birchnut Tree is spawned, the allied Pigs will attempt to chop it down as well as fight the Birchnutters.
  • It is best to chop down Birchnut Trees in Autumn, since they drop an extra Birchnut, which means the player can more efficiently make a Birchnut Tree farm, or plant one Birchnut and use the other for a Trail Mix.
  • Birchnutters can be an effective way to gather Birchnuts and Twigs.
  • If left for a while (but not too long), Poison Birchnut Trees will stop attacking and spawning Birchnutters, making them safer to chop down.
  • Mobs like the Bearger and Clockwork Rook will cut down Poison Birchnut Trees as easily as regular trees, making them especially effective for farming Living Logs.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The name "Birchnut" is a portmanteau of the words "Birch" and "Chestnut".
    • Birchnuts also look similar to chestnuts.
  • In the first version of Reign of Giants, Birchnut Trees were simply named "Deciduous Trees". It's still named as such in the game's files.
  • Chopping a single Poison Birchnut Tree will spawn even more Poison Birchnut Trees. This is because Poison Birchnut Trees are considered fully grown.
  • Pigs, and other mobs that are able to smash structures, are the only mobs that can destroy Poison Birchnut Trees.
  • The similarities between the Poison Birchnut Trees and the Treeguards has led people to refer to them as 'Birchnut Treeguards' and 'Birchguards'.
  • Despite having white bark, these trees drop normal logs with brown bark.
  • During Autumn, the tree's leaves will change colors (red, brown, or orange) and can be seen falling off. This mimics real world deciduous tree color changes in the fall or autumn.
  • Wilson's quote upon examination of a Birchnut Tree is different from what he would say about an Evergreen ("It's all Leafy. Most of the time." compared to "It's all Piney.").
  • Birchnut Trees resemble the truffula trees from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.
  • Woodie's power extends to Poison Birchnut Trees; he can cut one in six swings.
  • In the World Customization Screen, Poison Birchnut Trees are also called Deciduous Monsters.

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • If the player is too far away from the Birchnut Tree when it turns passive again, it will continue to appear with the poison build and drop the poison build's loot, though it will no longer fight the player.
  • If the player survives a night near the limits of the tree's attack range, there is a slight possibility that the tree will be pacified the next day.
  • If the player waits until dusk, sometimes the tree does not aggro and can be cut down without any consequences.
  • All Birchnut Trees may fail to grow leaves after winter. Birchnuts planted in any season except winter will grow leaves. Keep some Birchnuts in the ice box during winter to plant in the spring or try to get a Birchnut from a Catcoon to replenish trees with leaves. Burn for charcoal or chop for wood trees that have no leaves, they will not get their leaves back and will not drop Birchnuts when chopped.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon) (AloeAsparagusBrambleClaw Palm TreeCocooned TreeExotic FlowerHedgeIntricate TopiaryLawn DecorationLotus PlantNettle VineRainforest TreeTall GrassTea TreeTuber Tree Hamlet icon) (Juicy Berry BushSporecapSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (Dung PileGnat MoundLily PadMandrake HillMant HillThundernestTown HouseWatch Tower Hamlet icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagma Don't Starve Together icon)
Resources Ancient StatueBonesBoulderFlotsamGraveHarp StatueMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell StatueMerm HeadPig HeadRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmite
(Mini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Brainy SproutCharcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisLava PoolLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderPoisonous HoleSandy PileTar SlickWatery GraveWildbore HeadWreck Shipwrecked icon) (A Smashing PotStone Slab Hamlet icon) (Cave HoleLakeMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderPetrified Tree Don't Starve Together icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationBasaltGramaphoneHeadstoneMarble PillarMaxwell's DoorMaxwell's LightNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPillarsSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's Statue Reign of Giants icon) (Electric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLimestone WallObsidian WorkbenchRawlingSteamer TrunkSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWoodlegs' CageX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon) (Cave CleftFountain of YouthRuinous EntranceSecret Bandit CampWishing Well Hamlet icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskFlorid PosternLoot StashMoon StoneRock DenStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon) (Stone Egg Hamlet icon) (Star-Sky Don't Starve Together icon)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw
Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (RedBlue) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon) (Clay HoundClay VargEwecusGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (BFBQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenPeagawkRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (Maxameleon Hamlet icon) (AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder