Explore the role that acorns serve in the ecosystem and the organizational interactions that exist within a forest ecosystem. Then view a video about an environmental study that counts acorns that fall from oak trees.
The oak tree is more than just a tree. It’s also a symbol. And that symbolism is rooted (no pun intended) in fact. But before we talk symbol and fact, close your eyes for a moment and think about two types of trees: the palm tree and the oak tree.
Before I say anything about the importance of acorns in the forest, it’s important to start with the fact that the world’s biggest acorn is in Moore Square Park in downtown Raleigh. It’s fitting to find it there. After all, Raleigh calls itself “The City of Oaks.” And if it were real, there's no doubt this nut would produce a giant oak. The big nut is 10 feet tall and weighs about 1,250 lbs.