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He is the One Who Grows, He is the One Who Gives and He is the One Who Guides. No one speaks His name out of reverence for His majesty. Thanks to Him, the Treeminders have a home.

Tree Father Birch is the leader of the Treeminders in Oasis in Fallout 3.


He views himself as a spiritual leader of the group. He worships the "god-spirit" Harold.[Non-canon 1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.
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This character drops an ear upon death (Contract Killer).


  • Oasis: He greets the Lone Wanderer upon nearing the entrance. After leading them to the center of the grove, Birch will enter a conversation, which will begin the Oasis quest.

Effects of player's actions


Notable quotes


Tree Father Birch appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

Birch is the common name for genus Betula, a type of tree. All of the human residents in Oasis have horticultural names.


  1. Birch: "I know why you're here and despite what my wife thinks, I know you'll do what's best for Oasis. After all, He chose you and He would never want to put us in harm's way."
    (Birch's dialogue)
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "How did the Treeminders begin?"
    Laurel: "I'm afraid I can take none of the credit for my husband's creation. I arrived perhaps a year after him, well after he established the Treeminders."
    (Laurel's dialogue)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.101: "Tree Father Birch
    The 50-year-old chief of Oasis, Birch spends most of his time in the Pavilion, sitting on his throne, occasionally eating, and sleeping for a few hours at night. He also walks around Oasis, overseeing the village more directly. While the village is ostensibly a democratic commune, Tree Father Birch sees himself as the group's spiritual and temporal leader. He has cast himself in role similar to a high priest, worshipping the god-spirit Harold."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)