Stardew Valley Oak Tree: All You Need To Know


Want to know everything about oak trees and what they drop when cut down? Or how much experience is dropped from removing their stumps? Read this detailed guide to find out everything a small-town farmer needs to know about the Stardew Valley oak tree!

Oak tree throughout different seasons.
Oak tree throughout different seasons.


Oak Trees are one of the four common trees in Stardew Valley. These common trees, while being a valuable natural resource, they do not produce any special fruits or mushrooms. You can plant these seeds in any season, and grow all throughout Pelican Town on and off the Farm.

Though Stardew Valley oak trees cannot be sold themselves, they produce numerous other products that can be sold or utilized in important crafting recipes. Due to this, the humble oak tree is not to be overlooked.

Planting Stardew Valley Oak Trees

Oak trees are grown through acorns. You can obtain these tree seeds through numerous foraging measures and purchase them from the Traveling Cart.

Acorn.pngAn acorn

Foraging for Acorns

Acorns are found inside of garbage cans throughout Pelican Town, or by shaking or chopping down an oak tree (after Foraging level 1 has been achieved). You can also dig up an acorn dropped by a grown oak tree using an axe or pickaxe. Lastly, Woodskip fish ponds, after there is a population of 9 fish, can produce between one to five acorns.

Purchasing Acorns

If you need an acorn and are willing to pay you can always buy one from the Traveling Cart. To do this, you will need to travel to the Cindersap Forest on a Friday or Sunday. The Cart is located in the northwestern area of the Forest, above and to the right of the Wizard’s Tower. The Traveling Merchant opens at 6 AM and closes shop at 8 PM.

Also, her wares and prices for items change every day she is open. On any day you visit the Traveling Cart, her ware include 10 randomly selected items from a set list. If an acorn is for sale, it can vary in price anywhere between 100 to 1,000 gold per seed. Keep in mind that the prices do vary each day, so if the price is too high remember you can always check back another day.

The Traveling Cart being pulled by its trusty fez-wearing pig.
The Traveling Cart being pulled by its trusty fez-wearing pig.

Growth Stages of a Stardew Valley Oak Tree

After an acorn is planted, the tree will go through four growth stages before reaching its mature oak tree form. The longest stage is stage four, in which twice as long as any other stage. The median time of full growth for an oak tree is 24 days, unless it is winter, then there is no growth at all. There is only one way to make trees grow during the winter season. This is through the use of fertilizers, and if used, then the growth cycle only takes 5 days total.

Every day after an acorn is in the ground on the Player’s Farm, there is a 20% chance of tree growth. Due to this percentage chance, tree growth can vary from more or less time than 24 days. Outside of the farm, a new tree will respawn in its place as stage 3 saplings that grow as normal after that. Of course, this requires the stump from the previous tree to have been removed.

Oak Stage 1.pngGrowth Stage 1 (Planted Acorn)If dug with an axe or pickaxe, will produce an acorn.
Oak Stage 2.pngGrowth Stage 2If chopped with an axe, will possibly produce one wood.
Oak Stage 3.pngGrowth Stage 3If chopped with an axe, will possibly produce one wood.
Oak Stage 4.pngGrowth Stage 4If chopped with an axe, will produce multiple wood pieces.
Oak tree portrait.pngA Mature Oak TreeIf chopped with an axe, will produce multiple wood pieces, sap, possible acorns, and hardwood (if the player has the Lumberjack profession).

What to do with a Stardew Valley Oak Tree

The items oak trees produce differ when they are chopped versus when they are tapped.

Chopping Trees

If oak trees are chopped with an axe, they can drop wood, sap, acorns, and hardwood. Wood, hardwood, and sap are all resource foragable items. You can use wood and hardwood in bundles and craft numerous recipes for farm buildings and items. You can use sap to craft different items, including all fertilizers.

Oak stump Spring.pngA chopped tree stump.

You get more out of chopping oak trees than just items though, as you gain experience points as well. This experience you gain in the foraging skill is listed in the table below.

12 XPWhen a tree is chopped with an axe
1 XPWhen a tree stump is removed after a tree is chopped down
25 XPWhen a large stump or large log is removed

Tapping Trees

When you tap oak trees with either a normal or heavy tapper, it produces oak resin. These tappers produce oak resin every 7 to 8 days with a normal tapper and 3 to 4 days with a heavy tapper. This sticky, fragrant substance derived from oak sap is an artisan good used in crafting, quests, bundles, and gifting.

Tapper.pngA Stardew Valley Tapper

Meet the author

What initially hooked me into Stardew Valley was how much there was to uncover and learn as you played through it. What got me to stay was how rich the characters' stories were! Abigail, Emily, and Shane will always be my favorites.

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