Paulownia, a tree also known as the Princess Tree or Phoenix Tree, is the hardwood tree with fastest growth in the world.If grown in proper conditions, it can reach a heigh of 20m in 3 years and also can be harvested for timber production.
Few of the Paulownia wood benefits :
- 2 kilos of Paulownia are equivalent with 1 liter of diesel gasoline.
- Has a caloric power of 3680 KJ.
- Absorbs 1200 tones of Co2 / ha, equivalent of 100.000 km traveled by a car .
- Mellifer plant with a total production of aprox. 700-1000 kilos of honey/ha.
- Does not harm the soil, it improves it.
- It has root systems of 10-12 m with role in stabilizing soil.
What is Paulownia ?
Paulownia, a tree also known as the "Princess Tree" or "Phoenix tree", is the hardwood tree with fastest growth in the world. If grown in proper conditions, it can reach a heigh of 20 m in 3 years and also can be harvested for timber production.
At least six species of Paulownia are now known: P. Elongate, P.Fargesii, P.Fortunei, P.Glabrata , P.Taiwaniana, P.Tormentosa (also know as kiri); Paulownia is cultivated in China for at least 3000 years , in United States from 1800 and in Japan from 1970, whwn Paulownia wood has become an billion dollar export business.
Paulownia EU (COTEVISA 2)
This clone was specialy created for Europeean clime. Studies on it started in European labs since 1972, improving yield and resistance to low and high temperatures (-30..+50 degrees C). The plant was given international recognition, with European Passport, European Quality Certificate and also International Trading Licence.
This tree plays a very important role in providing timber for furniture industry , fire wood and many other purposes. One of the most versatile wood plant available, Paulownia gained tremendous popularity in the west where it's cultivation is booming, especially for the furniture production, plywood and biomass. Known in the timber and furniture industry as "aluminium timber", Paulownia is 30% lighter than any comparable hard wood.