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Hardwoods with  High Performance for Conservation, Restoration, Urban and Habitat
Root Production Method ® ( R P M ) Dryden NY ( Ithaca ) Ravenel SC ( Charleston ) Vancleave MS ( Biloxi ) Affiliates in El...
Root Production Method® RPM Bare root 210 days  2 years
Root Production Method® AN OVERNIGHT SENSATION ? PATENTED IN DECEMBER 2007 DEVELOPED OVER  20 YEARS  IN MISSOURI TO RE-EST...
Survival & Growth depends upon root structure. WHERE IS THE TAP ROOT ? Non-RPM trees may lack deep root structures
4 year old  RPM red oak  root system 6 “ stump caliper Lateral roots provide stability, the tap root does NOT !
The RPM Advantage <ul><li>High survival </li></ul><ul><li>Fast growth </li></ul><ul><li>Early seed production </li></ul><u...
Root Production Method® <ul><li>How Does It Work? </li></ul><ul><li>A series of horticultural practices: </li></ul><ul><ul...
The RPM Process Stratification of Seeds
Root Production Method® <ul><li>How Does It Work? </li></ul><ul><li>A series of horticultural practices: </li></ul><ul><ul...
The RPM Process Germination Transplanted, as plant adds biomass Day 1 Day 45
Root Production Method® <ul><li>How Does It Work? </li></ul><ul><li>A series of horticultural practices: </li></ul><ul><ul...
Symbiotic Relationship with  ecto -Mycorrhizae
Symbiotic Relationship with  endo -Mycorrhizae
Root Production Method® <ul><li>How Does It Work? </li></ul><ul><li>A series of horticultural practices: </li></ul><ul><ul...
RPM after 75 days Ready for the Outdoors !
RPM after 210 day growing process with 2 gallon root mass
RPM  BASIC  RESULT <ul><li>Mechanical Stability </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lateral & Vertical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>S...
Oct - 08  Field  Research Bare Root Grown ( 9cm dia )          RPM process ( 20cm dia ) 11 year old Black Oak, siblings fr...
8 year RPM Pecan 8 year bare-root Pecan Confirming growth properties Seed from same tree Field Trials at the Center for Ag...
Wetland and Floodplain Restoration
Wetland and Floodplain Restoration  (3 years after restoration)
RPM grown grasses for stream and shoreline stabilization
Biological Corridor  ( 1 year after planting )
Biological Corridors Planting (3 year old RPM trees)
Survival & Growth Missouri River Oak Bottomland Restoration 95% survival  after 2 years of flooding After 6 years: 4”  dbh...
Floodplain planting  8 th  season  95% survival   50 / acre  5 – 6 in dbh  20 – 25 ft tall
White pines  5 th  growing season   Survival & Growth
7  Year old  white pine 7  Year old  black cherry
Long-Leaf Pine:  Germinated March 07
6 year old trees produced acorns in years 3, 4, 5 & 6  Oaks typically produce acorns after 20 – 30 years !  Early mast pro...
2 year old  Bur Oak Typically, bur oaks produce acorns in 20+ years.   Early mast production
Black Walnuts: 2 years old at planting 3 years later: 4” cal., ~15’ tall, full canopy of mast
Walnuts after 3 rd  growing season Earlier Nut Production
5 year old  corridor Accelerated growth
7 year old  floodplain planting Accelerated growth
WIND BREAK SW Missouri August 04: NRCS EQIP Program
WIND BREAK SW Missouri August 07 – 83 trees, 3 died, no water
6 year old RPM hardwood floodplain  Typical growth  0.8 in. dbh / year  3 to 4 ft of height / year <ul><li>Photo by Derric...
6 years,  dia 4+ inches    4 ft by 4 ft biodegradable weed barrier <ul><li>Pix by Derrick </li></ul>
Nuttal Oak  7 years  7-in. dbh  35 ft tall
8 year old oak in floodplain  9+ in dia
Walk-Away Tree Planting System <ul><li>Seed Source for Container Trees </li></ul><ul><li>Planting Site Preparation (Site S...
Satisfied RPM Customers <ul><li>U.S. Army Corps of Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service </li></ul><ul>...
Questions ? Comments ! Root Production Method®
 
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High Performance Trees for Conservation, Restoration, Mitigation, Wetlands, Urban and Habitat using the patented, non-GMO &quot;Root Production Method®&quot; achieving 90+% survival; up to 3x growth of bare root seedlings and early flowering, seed, nut and fruit production

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  • The RPM advantaged is that your projects are more likely to become established in a significantly faster timeframe.
  • As far as we have seen, trees have maintained this accelerated growth over the first 20 years of their life
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    1. 1. Hardwoods with High Performance for Conservation, Restoration, Urban and Habitat
    2. 2. Root Production Method ® ( R P M ) Dryden NY ( Ithaca ) Ravenel SC ( Charleston ) Vancleave MS ( Biloxi ) Affiliates in Elsberry MO ( St. Louis ) and Loomis CA ( Sacramento ) nurseries upsizing RPM trees in TN
    3. 3. Root Production Method® RPM Bare root 210 days 2 years
    4. 4. Root Production Method® AN OVERNIGHT SENSATION ? PATENTED IN DECEMBER 2007 DEVELOPED OVER 20 YEARS IN MISSOURI TO RE-ESTABLISH OAK FORESTS ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD PLAINS
    5. 5. Survival & Growth depends upon root structure. WHERE IS THE TAP ROOT ? Non-RPM trees may lack deep root structures
    6. 6. 4 year old RPM red oak root system 6 “ stump caliper Lateral roots provide stability, the tap root does NOT !
    7. 7. The RPM Advantage <ul><li>High survival </li></ul><ul><li>Fast growth </li></ul><ul><li>Early seed production </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Achieves Walk-Away Planting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Shorter establishment period </li></ul>
    8. 8. Root Production Method® <ul><li>How Does It Work? </li></ul><ul><li>A series of horticultural practices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seed selection & stratification by species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wet and dry cycles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>time and temp cycles </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. The RPM Process Stratification of Seeds
    10. 10. Root Production Method® <ul><li>How Does It Work? </li></ul><ul><li>A series of horticultural practices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seed selection & stratification by species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wet and dry cycles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>time and temp cycles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>greenhouse growing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>air-root pruning: timed by species </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. The RPM Process Germination Transplanted, as plant adds biomass Day 1 Day 45
    12. 12. Root Production Method® <ul><li>How Does It Work? </li></ul><ul><li>A series of horticultural practices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seed selection & stratification by species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wet and dry cycles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>time and temp cycles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>greenhouse growing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>air-root pruning: timed by species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>balanced nutrition & mycorrhizae (fungus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>timed and formulated by species </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Symbiotic Relationship with ecto -Mycorrhizae
    14. 14. Symbiotic Relationship with endo -Mycorrhizae
    15. 15. Root Production Method® <ul><li>How Does It Work? </li></ul><ul><li>A series of horticultural practices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seed selection & stratification by species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>greenhouse growing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>air-root pruning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>balanced nutrition & mycorrhizae </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20+ years of trial & error & science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO GENETIC MODIFICATION </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. RPM after 75 days Ready for the Outdoors !
    17. 17. RPM after 210 day growing process with 2 gallon root mass
    18. 18. RPM BASIC RESULT <ul><li>Mechanical Stability </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lateral & Vertical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Stored Nutrients </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Around Roots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Within Roots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total Root Mass </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Oct - 08 Field Research Bare Root Grown ( 9cm dia )          RPM process ( 20cm dia ) 11 year old Black Oak, siblings from same seed tree grown in the same field and maintenance care ( sections from DBH of each tree )
    20. 20. 8 year RPM Pecan 8 year bare-root Pecan Confirming growth properties Seed from same tree Field Trials at the Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri
    21. 21. Wetland and Floodplain Restoration
    22. 22. Wetland and Floodplain Restoration (3 years after restoration)
    23. 23. RPM grown grasses for stream and shoreline stabilization
    24. 24. Biological Corridor ( 1 year after planting )
    25. 25. Biological Corridors Planting (3 year old RPM trees)
    26. 26. Survival & Growth Missouri River Oak Bottomland Restoration 95% survival after 2 years of flooding After 6 years: 4” dbh 18 - 25 ft tall
    27. 27. Floodplain planting 8 th season 95% survival 50 / acre 5 – 6 in dbh 20 – 25 ft tall
    28. 28. White pines 5 th growing season Survival & Growth
    29. 29. 7 Year old white pine 7 Year old black cherry
    30. 30. Long-Leaf Pine: Germinated March 07
    31. 31. 6 year old trees produced acorns in years 3, 4, 5 & 6 Oaks typically produce acorns after 20 – 30 years ! Early mast production Re-generation <ul><li>Seedling </li></ul>
    32. 32. 2 year old Bur Oak Typically, bur oaks produce acorns in 20+ years. Early mast production
    33. 33. Black Walnuts: 2 years old at planting 3 years later: 4” cal., ~15’ tall, full canopy of mast
    34. 34. Walnuts after 3 rd growing season Earlier Nut Production
    35. 35. 5 year old corridor Accelerated growth
    36. 36. 7 year old floodplain planting Accelerated growth
    37. 37. WIND BREAK SW Missouri August 04: NRCS EQIP Program
    38. 38. WIND BREAK SW Missouri August 07 – 83 trees, 3 died, no water
    39. 39. 6 year old RPM hardwood floodplain Typical growth 0.8 in. dbh / year 3 to 4 ft of height / year <ul><li>Photo by Derrick </li></ul>
    40. 40. 6 years, dia 4+ inches 4 ft by 4 ft biodegradable weed barrier <ul><li>Pix by Derrick </li></ul>
    41. 41. Nuttal Oak 7 years 7-in. dbh 35 ft tall
    42. 42. 8 year old oak in floodplain 9+ in dia
    43. 43. Walk-Away Tree Planting System <ul><li>Seed Source for Container Trees </li></ul><ul><li>Planting Site Preparation (Site Specific) </li></ul><ul><li>Companion Crop </li></ul><ul><li>Weed Barrier Mat </li></ul><ul><li>Fertilizer </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Planting time - Fall preferred </li></ul><ul><li>Planting Pits </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Guards </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Spacing of Trees </li></ul>
    44. 44. Satisfied RPM Customers <ul><li>U.S. Army Corps of Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service </li></ul><ul><li>USDA - NRCS </li></ul><ul><li>Departments of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation and Parks Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, Nat’l Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation Districts </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Engineering Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation Banks </li></ul><ul><li>Land Trusts and Conservancies </li></ul><ul><li>Municipalities </li></ul>
    45. 45. Questions ? Comments ! Root Production Method®

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