The bareroot gravel bed plants are heeled-in over the summer in an irrigated bed, and they are ready for fall planting. This method builds upon the Missouri Gravel Bed system pioneered at the University of Missouri’s Center for Agroforestry. This method extends the bare root planting window, increases scheduling flexibility, reduces costs compared to containerized stock, and retains all the benefits of bare root planting stock. The plants arrive fully leafed out with a fibrous root system, and they are slightly larger than dormant plants. They survived both summer and fall out planting in nursery trials, and they are recommended for planting beginning in October.