People gathering acorns from an oak tree
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Hull City of Culture gets acorns from Australia

Hundreds of oak trees are to be grown in Hull using acorns sent from Western Australia as part of the 2017 City of Culture celebrations.

The acorns have been gathered from trees that were planted in Perth by settlers from East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in 1830.

They will be planted and grown at the University of Hull's botanic gardens as a legacy for the 2017 celebrations.