Nature produces many, many shapes, but this has got to be one of the hautiest. The oak is definitely making a fashion statement when, come autumn, the tree drops a face-shaped nugget that is topped by a beret. Mon dieu, mademoiselle Oaky. Is this a joke or is this nature’s prêt-à-porter?
The acorn is ready-to-wear however and whenever. It's prêt-à-porter. Our favorite secret trick, though, is doubling up the chain and pairing that gold nugget with a rouge dress.
One very large oak can drop 10,000 acorns in one season. Can we say Mon Dieu again?
There's no such thing as an acorn tree. All acorns come from the oak tree, which is the National Tree of the U.S.
It takes about a month for a tree to drop all its acorns.
The acorns of the white oak trees are lower in tannins than the red oaks, thus squirrels like the former better.