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The seeds listed below are used in the Forestry CDE. Collect several representative seeds from the trees listed below. Collect seeds when they are ripe and dry. They should be spread out to dry further - for at least a week. Seeds collected in the fall should be stored over winter in a dry place in paper bags or similar containers. You can put your samples into pint-sized cellophane or freezer bags.

American basswood (Tilia americana)
American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Black oak (Quercus velutina)
Black walnut (Juglans nigra)
Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Eastern hophornbeam/ Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana)
Jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioica)
Northern red oak (Quercus rubra)
Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
Red maple (Acer rubrum)
Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)
Silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
Tuliptree/Yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana)
White oak (Quercus alba)