Paulownia Cotevisa 2

Paulownia (a tree known as the Princess Tree or Phoenix Tree) is a hardwood tree with the fastest growth in the world. If grown in proper conditions, it can reach a height up to 20 m in 3 years and also can be harvested for timber production.At least six species of Paulownia are known today: P. Elongate, P. Fargesii, P. Forunei, P. Giabrata, P. Taiwaniana, P. Tomentosa: also known as Kiri.

The Paulownia Cotevisa 2 trees were created in a laboratory in Spain. They are cloned, hybrid trees. The main characteristics of the trees are that they are able to resist in extreme temperatures, from -25 to + 45 degrees Celsius and can be harvested for the best quality timber. Once planted, it can be harvested at least three times.

 

The plants were given international recognition, with European quality certificate and also International trading license.

One of the most versatile wood plants available, Paulownia Cotevisa 2 gained tremendous popularity in the West, where its cultivation is booming, especially for the furniture production, plywood and biomass. Known in the timber and furniture industry as “aluminum timber”, Paulownia Cotevisa 2 is 30% lighter than any comparable hard wood. Paulownia Cotevisa 2 is resistant to contortion, resistant to shrinkage (no splits) and is generally resistant to deformation. It is beautiful, clean and smooth. It has no nodes. Its fine-grained properties make the Paulownia Cotevisa 2 wood exceptionally suitable for boats, pallets, household furniture, plywood and prefabricated panels.

The tree regenerates naturally from existing root systems, earning a well deserved nickname Phoenix Tree. This means you can harvest between minimum 3 and a maximumof 5 generations without the need of replanting. Its leaves grow fast and have an immense capacity to absorb carbon dioxide.

Its deep root system cleans the degraded soil surfaces. Its deep roots allow also to improve soil quality and to maintain underground water. Paulownia Cotevisa 2 is a new specie created, tested and recognized internationally by experts in the field, can not be multiplied; therefore it is not an invasive species, no matter where it is cultivated in the world.

The main product gained out of the Paulownia Cotevisa 2 tree is wood. Because of its resistance and because it is light weighted, the Paulownia Cotevisa 2 wood is suitable for furniture and upholstery inside of trailers, aircrafts and light boats. It is also suitable for obtaining wood pulp, fiber, paper and laminated beams.

The wood is semiprecious, has a very light color, it is very resistant.

Comparing it with metals, Paulownia Cotevisa 2 can be referred to as the “aluminum” of the utility woods. 1 cubic meter of the Paulownia wood weighs about 310 kg.

The wood is easily processed, has a high smoothness and allows performing a large variety of finished products. Can be painted, varnished or can be added glue to it. Not easily inflammable and it is water resistant. Its texture and color are similar to the ash tree.

These trees tolerate all soil types, as long as the groundwater level is below 2 m, and there are no rocks to a depth of 6m. Fluid requirements are 750 mm3 / year.

The nitrogen consumption of the adult trees is estimated to 350 UF of nitrogen.
The roots are vertical, reaching up to 9 m. The width of the canopy can easily overcome 10m; this is why it is not recommended to plant Paulownia or any other trees with rich canopy near walls, constructions, water pipes or electric cables.
The leaves are large, especially in the first year of growth, having over 60 cm, which represents a great ecological help in the war against air pollution. The leaves are useful as fodder or as fertilizer, due to its high nitrogen content. Estimated absorption for 1 ha of Paulownia is 1200 T / ha / year.
Paulownia honey has a remarkable taste; it is flavored, has a light color and can be compared only with the acacia honey, having the same qualities. The Paulownia honey is also used as medicine, helps cure bronchitis and other respiratory diseases and also helps improving digestion. These properties of the Paulownia honey are due to the biologically active flower substances, which are used in food products. Honey production per ha is around 700 kg.

Characteristics:
    DENSITY:  Green wood – 700-800kg/ m3                           Seasoned wood – 300-310 kg/m3COLOR: yellowish-whiteHARDNESS: 1,4kNFLEXIBILITY: 6,3 GPaRESISTANCE ON BREAK: 42 MPaRESISTANCE TO COMPRESSION: 20 MPaMAXIMUM RESISTENCE AGAINST INSECTS