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Growing Oak Trees Collecting and Storing Acorns

For classrooms in the Sacramento region, consider participating in our Seedling Growing Program so that you may receive acorns and planting materials to utilize in your classroom. Our acorn distribution program takes place each January, so contact us prior to that time.

The following information is provided for teachers that are unable to take advantage of our acorn collection and planting program.

Please also note that although growing seedlings in your classroom is a terrific experiential learning activity for your students, it is possible to skip branch 3 entirely and still utilize activities throughout this curriculum to teach your students about trees and the urban forest.

Where to Gather Acorns

Gathering Acorns

Assessing Acorn Viability

Storing Acorns

Planting Acorns Outdoors

Planting Your Seedlings