Preserving Live Oak Heritage & Heirloom Acorns

Our goal at Penderlea Farms is to preserve the Heritage Live Oaks of North Carolina by breeding and cultivating their acorn offspring. To this end, we have partnered with local tree residencies to gather acorns from Live Oak Trees for harvesting over the winter months. With their help, we have collected over 40,000 acorns our first season, and over 30,000 our second. While not every acorn is viable for planting, we've been developing a system for increasing its survivability.