In the early 1990's, RPM technology was developed to reclaim floodplain areas with a tree that could survive and flourish in that environment. The basic theory was to develop a root ball that would accelerate growth and significantly increase survivability rates. It worked. Seedlings, when planted, are typically at least 5 feet tall and not only survive flooding and wetland environments, but are also large enough to endure typical threats from animals. The magnitude of the superior variation in their growth profile, clearly led to other ecologic applications.
Sustainable landscapes can now be developed in one half the time with greater surety and the benefit of; sequestering three times the carbon, early development of nut production (RPM oaks have produced acorns in 5 years or less when it typically takes 20 years) for the benefit of wildlife, and substantially less forestry management.
RPM trees' root structure make them the ideal riparian buffer and solution for mining reclamation projects, where practical quick growth characteristics combine with enhanced timing of visual beauty. The high survivability rates of RPM technology requires its utilization in difficult ecologic circumstances around the globe.