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Our Trees

The youngsters

Paulownia trees are a bit fussy when it comes to their growth location. They like free draining soil, shelter from wind, moderately high summer temperatures, high humidity and constant access to summer moisture. A perfect Waikato crop!

During the winter, after the initial summer growth, the rooted trees need be planted out at a spacing of approximately six metres in the selected plantation area.

Quiet; trees growing

Once established in their final resting place, the five-metre pole provides the butt log, and will grow up to six metres a year. The trees are carefully trimmed and managed to maximise knot-free plants.

 

In eight to twelve years, they should provide half a cubic metre of timber.

Livestock, especially cattle, love the Paulownia leaves which provide a nutrient rich additional feed source.

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