The student chapter of the Society of Ecological Restoration is collecting white oak acorns. For Earthfest this year, we would like to give the children white oak seedlings that they can take home and plant. The white oak acorns will sprout right away, so we should have small seedlings by Earthfest. The red oaks will not sprout until spring, so we are not collecting those. We had over 300 children come to our table last year so I am hoping to collect about 400 acorns, since many may not sprout. Attached is a picture of a white oak (Quercus alba) leaf and acorns for identification purposes. The acorns are about 1 inch long.