Planting acorns makes trees, their wood and their acorns a renewable and farmable resource. The Terraria wiki page for Trees has great info about how to plant them.
I'm wondering how they grow.
I planted a dozen or so in a spaced-out row and was quite surprised to see one of these suddenly sprout into a tree around three times the character height (~9 blocks). Other planted acorns haven't grown for several in-game days. I'm not sure whether other trees have grown or not. I suspect not.
Two related questions:
- How long does it take for a planted acorn to become a tree that may be harvested for wood and/or acorns?
- Do trees grow more over time? (If I wait to chop a tree, will it grow taller?)