GERMINATION OF CONIFER SEEDS
There are a number of differing recommendations, but most confirm some form of stratification to artificially reproduce a natural habitat and stimulate germination. There seems to be differing advice on when to collect seed and how long to stratify, so experimentation seems to be the only answer. Having got the seeds started, keeping the seedlings alive is just as difficult. Great attention must be paid to avoidance of fungal infections, and providing the appropriate environmental conditions.