Regrowing a Forest
My local Cub Scout camp has had a lot of bad luck with the past hurricanes, losing over 700 trees.
What I would like to do is collect seeds from the trees on camp and cultivate them to regrow the forest. The types of trees I know are on camp are Locust, Black Walnut, White Pine, Cherry, Rock Maple, Northern Ash, Whitewood. Beyond that, I dont know know more specifics, I'm in New Jersey If it helps.
What I don't know is:
1) What part of the tree makes up the seeds (what do I collect)?
2) Do they need stratification/germination?
3) Can the saplings be planted within the woods? In the clearings where the old trees fell or will the stumps and roots kill them?
I would love to organize this in a grander scale if possible, getting the local scout troops to help out if possible