Paperbark Maple from Seed

I have a paperbark maple (acer griseum) which produces a LOT of seed. However, it has been reported that only about 10 - 12% of the seed is viable. I wonder if anyone has had luck or knows of a/the techniques to 1) select the viable seed and/or 2) how to germinate the available seed. I know about stratifying the seed but wonder if there are other tricks available to herlp me grow this species from seed.

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I leave mine on the ground under the tree and dig the seedlings.

if i had any seedlings come up I would too but alas none to date!!

Roger Case

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MartyWeiser
December 4

I leave mine on the ground under the tree and dig the seedlings.

Maybe you need a pollinator as some varieties are dioecious meaning single sex. That could be why none of the seeds are viable.