AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Forestry has announced that, after collecting acorns from Virginians, it has planted more than eight tons at its nursery in Augusta County.

According to a tweet from the department, more than eight tons of acorns have been planted this fall. A year from now, those acorns are expected to turn into nearly 1.5 million oak tree seedlings.

A video showing how the acorns are planted can be seen on the department’s Twitter account.