Benefits & Use of Fast-Growing Paulownia Trees
- Fast-growing, flowering, shade, hardwood tree that reaches approximately 10’-15’ the first year, and a mature height of 30' the third year fully shaded and blooming.
- Produces a beautiful lightly scented lavender bloom the third spring that lasts 6-8 weeks.
- Provides shade for homes starting the second summer.
- Fast growing hardwood is light (14-18 lbs. per cubic foot). Does not warp, crack or twist.
- Hardwood is fire-resistant. University of Texas labeled wood fire-resistant up to a flashpoint of 477o.
- Fast-growing hardwood that is used for furniture, musical instruments, doors, moldings, window frames, poles, pulp and paper.
- Makes great veneer and plywood.
- Paulownia can be commercially harvested in five to seven years.
- Peels 20% faster than conventional hardwood.
- Lightweight with excellent weight-strength ratio.
- Excellent external and internal cladding for energy efficient homes.
- Regenerate from the stump after harvesting.
- Ornamental trees grow from 25’- 30’ in three years, forestry trees grow 70’-80’ in 10-15 yrs.
- Kiln dries in 24-48 hrs, air dries in 30-60 days (12% moisture).
- Each acre of trees will scrub 13 tons of harmful CO2 gases and dust from the air each year.
- Each tree can obsorb 24 gallons of wastewater per year.
- Each tree releases about 13 lbs. of oxygen per day.
- Each tree removes 48 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
- Leaves make a nice tea. Flowers are a beautiful and tasty addition to your salad.
- Organic honey production: most of the honey from China comes from the Paulownia tree.
- Intercropping for food staples and specialty crops.
Waste Water Control
- Leaves contain 18-20% protein and are high in nitrogen.
- A mature tree will produce 85 lbs. of dried fertilizer or animal fodder.
- Increased nitrogen uptake or intake per acre.
- Erosion control.
- Waterway contamination can be significantly reduced.
- Can reduce the spread of odors.
- Excellent windbreak and screen.
- Increased return per acre.
- Waste from feed lots such as hog, turkey and chicken farms is the best fertilizer for the trees and, in turn, the leaves are an excellent food for the animals.