Join the “White Oaks for the Future” Effort!

Join the “White Oaks for the Future” Effort!

Environmental stresses and demand for products made from white oak are outpacing the ability of white oak to successfully regenerate and grow into large trees. Renewing our forests using tree improvement to produce the best white oak trees for reforestation has great ecological and economic benefits. The first step in tree improvement is finding good trees in the forest to collect acorns from. We need volunteers to find white oak trees that are producing acorns, collect those acorns, and send them to the University of Kentucky.

If you are interested in helping collect acorns click below:

Project summary for acorn collectors

Acorn collecting instructions

Or  email Tree Improvement Specialist, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Kentucky.