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High Performance Trees for Conservation, Restoration, Mitigation, Wetlands, Urban and Habitat using the patented, non-GMO "Root Production Method®" achieving 90+% survival; up to 3x growth ...

High Performance Trees for Conservation, Restoration, Mitigation, Wetlands, Urban and Habitat using the patented, non-GMO "Root Production Method®" 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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  • 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 Elsberry MO ( St. Louis ) and Loomis CA ( Sacramento ) nurseries upsizing RPM trees in TN
  • 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-ESTABLISH OAK FORESTS ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD PLAINS
  • 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
    • High survival
    • Fast growth
    • Early seed production
    • Reduced maintenance
          • Achieves Walk-Away Planting
    • Shorter establishment period
  • Root Production Method®
    • How Does It Work?
    • A series of horticultural practices:
      • seed selection & stratification by species
        • wet and dry cycles
        • time and temp cycles
  • The RPM Process Stratification of Seeds
  • Root Production Method®
    • How Does It Work?
    • A series of horticultural practices:
      • seed selection & stratification by species
        • wet and dry cycles
        • time and temp cycles
      • greenhouse growing
      • air-root pruning: timed by species
  • The RPM Process Germination Transplanted, as plant adds biomass Day 1 Day 45
  • Root Production Method®
    • How Does It Work?
    • A series of horticultural practices:
      • seed selection & stratification by species
        • wet and dry cycles
        • time and temp cycles
      • greenhouse growing
      • air-root pruning: timed by species
      • balanced nutrition & mycorrhizae (fungus)
        • timed and formulated by species
  • Symbiotic Relationship with ecto -Mycorrhizae
  • Symbiotic Relationship with endo -Mycorrhizae
  • Root Production Method®
    • How Does It Work?
    • A series of horticultural practices:
      • seed selection & stratification by species
      • greenhouse growing
      • air-root pruning
      • balanced nutrition & mycorrhizae
      • 20+ years of trial & error & science
      • NO GENETIC MODIFICATION
  • RPM after 75 days Ready for the Outdoors !
  • RPM after 210 day growing process with 2 gallon root mass
  • RPM BASIC RESULT
    • Mechanical Stability
        • Lateral & Vertical
    • Stored Nutrients
        • Around Roots
        • Within Roots
        • Total Root Mass
  • 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 )
  • 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
  • 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 18 - 25 ft tall
  • 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 production Re-generation
    • Seedling
  • 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
    • Photo by Derrick
  • 6 years, dia 4+ inches 4 ft by 4 ft biodegradable weed barrier
    • Pix by Derrick
  • Nuttal Oak 7 years 7-in. dbh 35 ft tall
  • 8 year old oak in floodplain 9+ in dia
  • Walk-Away Tree Planting System
    • Seed Source for Container Trees
    • Planting Site Preparation (Site Specific)
    • Companion Crop
    • Weed Barrier Mat
    • Fertilizer
    • Tree Planting time - Fall preferred
    • Planting Pits
    • Tree Guards
    • Stock Requirements
    • Spacing of Trees
  • Satisfied RPM Customers
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    • USDA - NRCS
    • Departments of Transportation
    • Conservation and Parks Departments
    • Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, Nat’l Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, etc.
    • Conservation Districts
    • Environmental Engineering Firms
    • Mitigation Banks
    • Land Trusts and Conservancies
    • Municipalities
  • Questions ? Comments ! Root Production Method®
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