It is rather intuitive that a tree with a more robust root ball at the time of planting would have a much higher rate of survivability than a bareroot alternative. This is clearly the case with RPM, but this positve differential of RPM survivability not only occurs in all soil conditions (from the best possible soil to poor soil conditions), the differential grows as soil conditions and environment deteriorates. RPM survivability rates attain a level of 90%+ where bareroot survivability is minimal to non-existent. Therefore, besides the positive economic impact that RPM has on the total cost of any major project, it is especially significant in those projects such as: wetland and floodplain reforestation, mining reclamations, riparian buffers, and all compromised soil conditions.
RPM's fine lateral root structure provides it with the ability to absorb greater amounts of nutrients and chemical substances in the soil. It is ideal for difficult growing situations and when evaluated properly, will demonstrate superior growth to maturity in half the time. This is a product that is cost effective (when all-in costs are considered) and in many difficult environmental situations, is the only reasonable solution with an acceptable time horizon.