Forrest Keeling's superior plant stock offers exceptional survivability in wetland plantings.

Forrest Keeling's superior plant stock offers exceptional survivability in wetland plantings.

Wetland Restoration

RPM® plants: accelerated growth creates project success

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. Check our Availability of plants. Wholesale customers, don't forget to use our Wholesale Login to access our wholesale prices. * 20 years is the minimum bearing age according to USDA Forest Service Handbook Download 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