Minecraft (Pocket Edition)
Birch Saplings are obtained by either directly breaking Birch Leaves with an item (except Shears), or by cutting the Birch Tree into logs. Once the Birch Tree is cut down the leaves decay and some drop Birch Saplings.
Usage / Purpose
Saplings can be planted on dirt to create new trees of the same species (Birch Saplings produce Birch Trees). If Bone Meal is added the sapling will immediately grow into a tree. If bonemeal is not added the sapling will take several days to grow into a tree.
Drops / Yields
Most harvested trees will drop a few saplings.
Saplings are stored in groups of up to 64 units per inventory space.
Birch is widely available in the Birch Forest Biome.