Successful wetland and reforestation projects must secure and use the best, site-specific planting stock available to help each project achieve its goals. Because most of these projects get little or no attention after planting, Forrest Keeling developed the "Walk-A-Way" system that increases plant survival rates to over 95%!
The Four Step Sequence in the Walk-A-Way-Planting System
Ground preparation: plowing, disking and creation of berms (June to July)
Cover crop establishment: (August to September)
Tree establishment: (October to December)
Mat placement: (weed barrier and moisture retainer) and fertilization (April to May)
RPM®'s accelerated plant growth of three to five feet the first year extends plant growth beyond easy reach of browsing deer, floodwaters, and sunlight competition. And instead of taking 20 years* to produce acorns, species like Forrest Keeling's RPM® white oak will fruit in the fourth year! Earlier fruit means more wildlife food and a much better chance that the trees will reproduce themselves.
Government entities, conservation groups, private landowners and others continue to prove that RPM® trees meet and surpass all criteria.
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* 20 years is the minimum bearing age according to USDA Forest Service HandbookDownload our two tree planting handouts.For Commercial Projects:Forrest Keeling Walk-A-Way™ System Link
For Residential or Small-Scale Projects:RPM® Planting and Care Guide Link