Paulownia appeared in Europe in the early 1800s, imported from the Dutch company from Oriental India. Acquired its current name from the Russian noblewoman Anna Pavlovna, daughter of Tsar Paul I (1818 ). In the middle of the century, it spread throughout the territory in Italy because of its quality. It is apparently a magnificent tree with very decorative flowers, with heart-shaped leaves and piled and in late spring it produces fragrant white flowers or purple, linked in major branches, the autumn fruits are oval capsules covered by a gold membrane.
Wooden Paulownia is also called by the name of “Princess Tree “or “Tree of Phoenix bird “, tree with strong wood composition and fastest growing in the world . If cultivated under suitable conditions, PAULOWNIAS’ clone can grow at a speed such that exceed 20 meters in height in 3 years, perfect for the wood production. Are known to be at least 6 different families of wood Paulownia: P.Elongate, P.Fargesii, P.Fortunei, P.Giabrata, P.Taiwaniania, P.Tomentosa known with the name Cyrus. Paulownia is cultivated in China for about 3000 years, in the US since 1700 and in Japan since 1970 when the wood became a billion dollar export business . From 1972 began a scientific study in the laboratory to improve the qualities of this tree, to achieve this quality in 2007 when a perfect tree was created for the cultivation and production of wood in record time. Paulownias clone is not GMO, but a patent.
Known in the industry of wood and furniture as “aluminium wood “, PAULOWNIAS’ clone is 30 % lighter than any other type of wood with strong composition. Paulownias’ clone is resistant to bending (grows straight), resistant to shrinking (it does not break) and is generally resistant to deformation, withstands temperatures from -30 to + 50 ° C. Wood is beautiful, clean and crisp. It does not have knots and it is considered wood of A category. Because of its property for thin processing, clone of Paulownias it is a tree with extraordinary wood for beams, to produce domestic furniture, compressed panels, for prefabricated houses and semi- fabricated interior panels for construction, wood construction and almost every other type of use. It is a precious wood and used for interior parts of the yacht, details of high prestige (roots used for interior parts of the Rolls Royce). Paulownias’ clone is grown as a biological flammable source to solve the energy crisis. The tree regenerates naturally with the systems found on the roots, thus earning the name “Tree of Phoenix “.
The plant can be collected every 3 years without being planted again. Its leaves have a very rapid growth and huge capacity to absorb carbon dioxide and dust, and based on nutritional values is a perfect food for farm animals. The trunk grows straight in perfect order and without knots for about 6 meters. WELL Organization FORESTRY Worldwilde – Carbon Emission has recognized Paulownias’ as the greater absorber of carbon dioxide and that delivers the maximum amount of oxygen in the air, proclaiming it as the plant of humanity’s future, thanks to its development and regenerating properties. Each hectare contains about 600 plants and absorbs 1200 tons of carbon dioxide per year (equivalent to the smoke out of a car that has done 100,000 km distance).