We have recently purchased just under two acres in Petrolia, a small town in south western ontario near Sarnia. The land has very little tree coverage and I hope to change that. Where we currently live there is a beautiful Blue Spruce and I was taking apart the cones to extract seed to see if I can start some seedlings. Is it as simple as putting them in the soil and ensuring they are watered or do I need to approach this a little differently. I have had to clear some what I believe is Common Buckthorn (what a nasty bush) and am looking forward to replacing that with a nice variety of tree cover. One other thing, the soil is a heavy clay, so any tree variety suggestions are welcome.