Harvest live oak acorns in the fall!
1) Gather off the ground.
Can pick off trees if turning brown and they easily pop out.
2) Float test.
Put acorns in a bucket or bowl of water.
Sink good. Float bad.
3) Heat treat to kill weevil larva.
Put acorns in a warm bath of water 115F-118F degrees not to exceed 120F or you kill the plant.
Weevils will float out and die after about 10-15 mins.
4) Plant trees in ground or pots.
No deeper than 2 times the thickness of the acorn.
5) Protect from squirrels.
6) Nurture them & watch them grow!