Collecting and Planting Seeds of Cone-Bearing Trees

Author(s): William H. Brener, Gordon R. Cunningham

Raising coniferous trees from seed is not easy, say the authors, but with the help of squirrels who cut down ripe cones—or a cone hook of your own devising—you can get started. With the authors’ guidance you will be able to select ripe, closed cones that contain good seed, dry them, remove their seed, and at last sow your tree seed at a rate that will produce 50 seedlings per square foot (4 pages). Click on this link to view the PDF of this publication.

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