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KiriTrees Plantage

KiriTrees Plantation LLC carries out the planting, raising, maintenance and exploitation of Paulownia (Elongata) trees. KirTrees Plantation LLC acquires land for lease or purchase in the regions and countries suitable for growing Paulownia trees. KiriTrees Plantation LLC is constantly expanding its offerings to meet climate change mitigation and sustainability requirements. KiriTrees Plantation LLC is mindful of the resources of its customers' funds. Ironleaves AG in Switzerland performs the accounting and administration of customer funds, thus all customer contracts are bound to the consumer protection law of the D-A-CH region.

We plan to plant 1000ha of trees in an area with favorable soil and climate for paulownia production. So this area offers the best combination of growing conditions. The location is Kosovo in general. Topography and soil quality are two factors that influence the potential success of paulownia plantings. Development starts in spring when soil temperature reaches 15- 16 °C. Intensive cultivation of Paulownia is optimal at an altitude of 700-800 m, and the optimal temperatures for maximum growth are in the range of 24-33 °C. Paulownia is a very adaptable species that grows well in many soil types. The most suitable and recommended soils are light, well-drained and sandy, with or without slopes. Deep, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.0 to 8.9 are most recommended, avoiding loamy, calcareous and soggy soils. Soils with clay content greater than 25% and porosity less than 50% are not recommended for paulownia. Paulownia does not tolerate salinity above 1%. Young paulownia plants develop well when the soil depth is at least 1.5-2 meters. Soil and air humidity are very important for the growth of Paulownia.

Additional irrigation is necessary when the annual rainfall is less than 100 mm per month. In comparison, 10 mm of rain provides 10 liters of water. Insufficient watering slows growth, but does not kill the plant. For optimal growth in the first months of development, it is essential to water them weekly with 20 l per plant. The amount should be divided into two equal parts and supplied through a drip irrigation system. The establishment of drip irrigation is the recommended technology in the development of a commercial plantation of paulownia. Their planting should be done in areas where there are no strong winds exceeding 28 km/h. If there are stronger winds at the planting site, stabilizing stakes must be placed during the first year of development until they form a strong woody stem. Wind speeds above 45 km/h are dangerous for the young plants and such areas should be avoided. The calorific value is 3680 kilocalories, 2 kg of paulownia = 1 1 diesel. We have made all the necessary analyses for the soil and the soil has all the necessary parameters for growing Paulownia trees.

Advantage: Of course, the main advantage of our company is that this kind of seedling grows faster than other seedlings and is fire resistant. The cost of growing this sapling is low, so a satisfactory profit is obtained. The functionality of this tree is very great, because it can be used in many industries, and which keeps the growth of the market.

Risks: The highest risk are the environmental influences, we counteract these where possible. Fire protection, insurance and good land and soil analysis help of course. Taxes and labor costs are a significant factor, but are very manageable due to our choice of location.

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KiriTrees Plantage

paulownia life

The genus Paulownia (in the family Scrophulariaceae) includes about nine highly productive species with valuable wood. They are native to southeastern China, where they have been cultivated for centuries. Species in the genus Paulownia have the C-4 type of photosynthesis and are among the fastest growing species in the world. They are deciduous and evergreen in tropical areas. 

The bark is smooth and the branches are in the opposite direction. The trees form many large gramophone flowers with many small seeds, which have small skin wings and have a high tolerance to changing environmental conditions conditions. Paulownia is characterized by its rapid growth, high wood quality, beautiful flowers and large leaves. All species of the genus Paulownia are fast growing, but the most attractive for commercial use are the hybrids among these species, which have various valuable characteristics. 

High drought resistance, insensitivity to soil composition and wide temperature ranges (from -20 to +40 °C) make the Paulownia species highly desirable on the world market. Paulownia wood is light and at the same time exceptionally strong, which is the ideal combination for extensive use. It has a light color and can be easily dyed with all kinds of colors. It is used for furniture, veneers, rafts and boards, toys and as a raw material for paper, biofuels, etc. The high strength to weight ratio makes paulownia wood irreplaceable in shipbuilding, aviation, surfboards, caravans, etc. 

Paulownia wood can be quickly dried in the air (without a dryer), and it retains little moisture (up to 10-12%). It is exceptionally stable, resists warping, breakage and deformation. The wood has a fine texture and a silky smooth surface, without blemishes (knots). It is water resistant and has amazing resonance, which makes it very valuable and desirable for musical instruments. It is also very important that these wood species are resistant to diseases, insects and pests. This greatly reduces the risks of commercial cultivation. 

The use of paulownia in Japan dates back to 200 AD. In China, Paulownia has been cultivated for centuries, the wood is used for furniture, construction elements, toys, musical instruments, boxes, packaging and so on. Paulownia usually begins to form seeds after 8 to 10 years. Under favorable conditions, a large tree can produce up to 20 million seeds in a year.

Some interesting information about Paulownia Tree

  • Two kilograms of Paulownia is the equivalent of 1 L diesel. 
  • It has a calorific value of 3,680 kJ. 
  • Absorbs 1200t. of C02 / ha a year, equivalent to 100,000 kilometers run by a car 
  • It is a mellifera plant with a honey yield / ha of about 700-1000 kg. 
  • Does not damage the soil, on the contrary, it improves it. 
  • Has a rotary root from 10 to 12 m, with the role of stabilizing the soil. 
  • It is a light wood (2 times lighter than oak). 
  • 2 times more resistant to fire than ordinary beech wood. 
  • a tree with very low humidity, which itself is not affected by moisture and is a very good insulator. 
  • It can easily dry in 30-60 days outdoors. 
  • Very good workability. 
  • Its average weight is between 208 and 282 kg. /m3. Paulownia wood is almost four times lighter than oak (850 kg/m3) and twice lighter than pine (480 kg/m3). 
  • Paulownia has one of the highest strength to weight ratios of all wood species. Holzarten. The tensile modulus of Paulownia MOR is, 843 kg/cm2.

Advantages of growing Paulownia tree

  • Fast growing hardwood is lightweight (7-18 lbs. per cubic foot). Will not warp, crack or twist.
  • Hardwood is fire resistant. The University of Texas has the wood as fire resistant up to a flash point of 477°C.
  • Fast growing hardwood used for furniture, musical instruments, doors, mouldings, window frames, poles, pulp and paper.
  • Excellent for veneer and plywood.
  • Paulownia can be harvested commercially in 4 to 7 years.
  • Peels 20% faster than conventional hardwood.
  • Light wood with excellent ratio between weight and strength.
  • Excellent exterior and interior cladding for energy efficient homes.
  • Regenerates after harvesting from the stump.
  • Ornamental trees grow 25-30 feet tall in three years, forestry trees 70-80 feet tall in 10-15 years

KiriTrees Plantage…

  • Bluebell tree (also emperor tree, Kiri tree or climate tree)
  • Growth habit: broad, loose crown Height of growth: approx. 12 to 22 m
  • Foliage: very large, up to 60 cm when young, smaller later.
  • Flower color: blue purple
  • Flowering time: April/ May
  • Fruits: ovoid capsule fruits
  • Planting time: year-round in container/pot, May recommended.
  • Habitat: sunny, tolerates partial shade
  • Soil: undemanding, moderately dry
  • Delivery size: 10 - 18 cm
  • Growth: in the first 3 years about 2-4 m per year, then about 1 m.

... more than trees

  • How to earn a return on investment with trees.
  • The cost of one tree is 199 €
  • after 4 years, the tree can be recycled.
  • From 300 € up to 800 € can be achieved.
  • Ex: 1 tree = 199 € Yield: 300 € 300 € -199 € = 101 € ROI = 49 %, is per year a return of 12,25 % TOP PERFORMANCE