Native shoreline plantings offer food and cover to waterfowl.

Native shoreline plantings offer food and cover to waterfowl.

Conservation Uses

Conservation Corridors, Covey Headquarters and Habitat Restoration--Just a Few Ways Forrest Keeling Continues to Make a Difference in the Environment

Our tough-tested plants prove their mettle time and again with survivability and regeneration of native hardwood trees in hostile, competitive growing environments where lack of on-going maintenance presents a severe problem. Greg Blackmore, president of Mid-River Wetland Restoration, represents a growing number of organizations that use and recommend RPM®. He states: "We have worked with Forrest Keeling on the development of a Walk-A-Way Planting System for the past three years. Very high up on any landowner or conservation department's wish list is to be able to successfully establish upland or wetland planting sites with little or no maintenance. To successfully get them started - and then let nature take its course. A major step toward that goal is the development of the Walk-A-Way Planting System made possible by Forrest Keeling's pioneering of their RPM® plant material that provides a viable and reliable alternative to bare root seedlings. A Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife management biologist writes: "We have planted thousands of bare-root seedlings on highlands within the Mississippi river and have had less than a 10% survival rate. Using Forrest Keeling's RPM® trees and the newly developed Walk-A-Way Planting System we have experienced better than a 95% survival on hard mast producing bottomland hardwood oak trees. Check our Availability of plants. Wholesale customers, don't forget to use our Wholesale Login to access our wholesale prices. Download our two new 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