Paulownia sps are trees belongs to the family Paulowniaceae, native to Asia.
This species can withstand a very wide range of environmental conditions but it does not grow at higher altitudes
Most species of Paulownia are fast growing as the harvesting begins within 8-10 years and can continue yearly for as long as is desired.
The tree is extremely hardy and its plantation requires only minimal inputs from the grower. The plant's leaves are very large and pubescent.
Why Paulownia For Plantation :
Paulownia is a soft lightweight, air curable wood, that does not warp, twist, or crack with excellent machining and finishing Properties. The tree is fire resistant and water repellent.
Paulownia can be sold for pulp, paper, poles, construction material, plywood, and furniture and at top dollar. You still have to be lucky enough to be growing the trees in an area with a good market.
Paulownia can be commercially harvested in five to seven years. This is true but only for some products made by companies that may or may not be buying at any given time.
Paulownia is a beautiful tree and is easily propagated from root cuttings. But it can also become a problem in the landscape because of its messy habits.
Paulownia is nitrogen rich and makes an excellent livestock fodder and soil amending mulching material.