The Acorn is an item that is dropped when cutting down Trees. For every leaf bush on a Tree, there is a chance to get one Acorn, and the chance is highest with the leaf bush at the top. However, cutting off a branch with a leaf bush on it will always give you one Acorn. Acorns can be planted and will eventually grow into Trees. If you have played on a single world for a long time and have cut down all the trees, it is advised to stockpile these.

A newly grown sapling, sprouting from its acorn.

Notes

  • When planting Acorns, remember to leave them enough space for them to grow, 3 blocks each is enough.
  • Acorns can only be planted on Dirt Blocks that Grass Seeds has grown over or is a Snow Block, it also has to be above sea level on the Depth Meter.
  • Saplings will not grow above ground if there is a Dirt Wall behind them.
  • The saplings can be destroyed by hitting the block they are planted on (or the sapling itself) with a pickaxe. Doing this will not drop an Acorn.
  • Planted Trees have a maximum height of 14 blocks. They will not grow as high as some of the very large Trees the player may see, which are automatically spawned by the world itself.
  • The size and shape of the resultant tree is random, and permanent. Trees do not continually grow.
  • Removing the weeds around the sapling may improve the growing speed of the Tree.


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