Spruce seedling 2 years after planting. Voles were able to clip the lateral branches during the first winter after planting but could not girdle the thick stem. Previous unfertilized Spruce that weren't fertilized with RTI Continuem PHP were wiped out.

Animal browsing of your plantations whether by ungulates or rodents can be devastating.  RTI's Continuem PHP fertilizer can help to reduce the impact.  Elevated sulphur levels in the formulation, released at a rate that seedlings can handle, give the seedling not only enhanced vigour and stem diameter development, but just as importantly, the building blocks that it needs to produce secondary metabolites for defense.  Even if browsing does occur, the more robust seedlings are able to bounce back quickly.


Note:  Results are variable and dependent on many factors such as the persitence of animal populations within an area, stock type, and the amount of time elapsed between the time of planting and browse occurance.  For best results, a full growing season is required prior to browsing for the seedling to incorporate the nutrients.

Accelerated Growth

If you have woody brush like willow  or deciduous tree competition like birch and aspen, you can not afford to exclude RTI Teabag Fertilizer at the time of planting!  Give your trees the edge they deserve right from the outset and save yourself thousands down the road! 

Animal Browsing

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Properly implemented, fertilization at the time of planting with RTI Teabag Fertilizer gives your seedlings  the ability to get through brush without having to be rescued by expensive brushing.  

How about Woody Vegetation?

The main purpose of fertilizing at the time of planting with RTI Teabag fertilizer is to help the seedling capture the site as quickly as possible, eliminating transplant shock.  Seedlings fertilized at the time of planting are off to a much healthier start not only allowing them to overcome competing vegetation and environmental stresses, but also to accelerate their time to harvest. 

Overcoming Competing Vegetation

Seedling Establishment

Establishment On Drought Prone Sites

Establishing seedlings on sites prone to summer moisture defecits is becoming more and more common.  RTI has been working hard to design products to help with just that.  They have designed 5 different teabags to help seedlings overcome summer moisture defecits, each one have its own unique application.  From Hydration-paks that contain moisture retaining polymer, to the 20g Chilcotin containing worm castings, we have something to cover your particular situation. 

Getting a seedling off to the right start with RTI teabag fertilizer has long term benefits.  Long term trial data after 15 years is showing that the accelerated growth at the beginning of a seedlings life has the potential to continue on through to rotation when the mean annual increment is maximized.  Just as importantly, fertilizing at the time of planting with RTI teabag fertilizer makes for a more consistent stand with vigorous trees throughout.  If you are interested in sequesting carbon or minimizing the time to harvest, RTI teabag fertilizer is a must! 


Darius Bucher, RPF has conducted numerous long term trials for RTI.  We are happy to share the results!  Please contact Darius for copies of the reports demonstrating the accelerated growth potential.

Mining Reclamation -

Fire Rehabilitation

Whether it would mining reclamation or forest fire rehabilitation, RTI has numerous products that are up to the challenge to help establish trees and shrubs alike.  Clients include the BC government, forest licensees, metal and coal mines as well clients in the oil sands.  Please contact Darius for further information on how RTI teabag fertilizer products can assist you with your reclamation projects

RTI PHP 10g teabags can be placed safely in the same hole as the seedling, even on drought prone sites.  This is critical as it allows the seedling to be able to obtain the nutrients as quickly as possible to develop roots prior to the arrival of the summer drought.