One of the wellingtonias on campus dropped a high branch today in the wind, and I've liberated a stack of cones from it... All brown and opened, but I collected enough that I'm hoping there's a fair few seeds and that some might be viable (they'll not be allowed to grow where they fall, incidentally, and the branch is off to the composter, so this is a no-loss game)
So, anyone know anything about growing them, or just any useful insight on growing trees from cones? I've found some online resources, tall tales has some success stories.
(no, I have absolutely no idea what I'll do with giant redwood saplings should they appear. I rather like the idea of planting one in our rockery so it demolishes the house. First things first...)