In Germany the oak tree is also called the “Tree of Heaven”. They pick acorns and then put them on the windowsills in their new apartment. It’s believed that acorns protect and guard people from evil spirits. Your new German neighbors will bring you different items that are decorated with acorn images and carvings. Another symbol of a new home is a rooster. Do not worry, they will not ask you to keep a live bird inside. They will simply bring a gift adorned with rooster images!