Table 1.

Model of the probable fate of 1000 red maple seeds invading a tree-resistant forb-grass cover type on an electric transmission ROW.

Major factorsLoss %No. seeds per acre
Total # of seeds invading the ROW1000
Destroyed or pilfered by wildlife85850
Remaining after wildlife depredation (Figure 5)150
Nonviable or dormant seed (germ tests)5786
Viable seeds remaining64
Loss to plant competition (Figure 6)6844
Seeds germinating successfully220