Be prepared.

Proper preparation for your Kiri tree plantation – so they let your plans take root

Once your site assessment has been completed with a positive result, the land must be properly prepared for the upcoming planting of the Kiri tree plantation (Paulownia). Careful preparation including wildlife fencing, planting bed preparation and planting site markings will provide optimal conditions for the plants. This allows the young trees to establish themselves successfully and produce high yields quickly and efficiently in subsequent years.

Once your plant order has been received, our team of experts will support you in all matters relating to the preparation of your growing areas.

Ein Bewässerungsschlauch versorgt einen jungen Kiribaum auf einer WeGrow Plantage mit Wasser.

The preparation of irrigation for your Kiri tree plantation

Before the plants arrive, your irrigation system – if a system is provided for your site – should have been installed and checked for full functionality. If no artificial irrigation is planned, at least a mobile irrigation facility, for example consisting of a tractor with water tank, should be available and ready for use. This can ensure that the young plants can be adequately supplied with water and nutrients during the establishment phase. Since the requirements for irrigation technology that is optimally suited to the respective location can vary greatly, our experts will be happy to advise you on the selection and planning.

Wildlife protection against voracious plantation neighbors

The leaves of the Kiri tree are very tasty and nutritious for a variety of animals such as goats, sheep, cows, hares, rabbits and deer. Therefore, when preparing the area, a main focus should be placed on appropriate wildlife protection. Depending on the location, the installation of game protection fences, a single tree protection or appropriate game protection painting of the trunks is necessary. We also have many years of experience in this area and will be happy to advise you individually.

Ein Traktor bearbeitet eine junge Kirbaum-Plantage von WeGrow zum Schutz vor Mäusen.
Ein Traktor düngt die Fläche einer Kiribaumplantage.

Basic fertilization as the basis for successful establishment

According to the available results of your soil nutrient analysis, a professional individual basic fertilization should be carried out. This must be carried out before soil preparation. Only then can the fertilizer be incorporated into the soil in good time and dissolved and made available by natural precipitation. Both granular mineral fertilizers and organic solid or liquid fertilizers (such as cattle or pig manure) can be applied, depending on site conditions. If you need technical support, please contact us.

Soil preparation for your Kiri tree plantation

Before preparing the planting bed, the area should be cleared of grass growth, weeds, bushes, coarse wood debris and stones. We also recommend that the area be subjected to deep loosening. This can break up compaction of the subsoil and provide the trees with optimal conditions for root development. Deep loosening also allows the soil to drain better after heavy downpours – thus preventing waterlogging.
The next step is a standard planting bed preparation. Larger soil agglomerates can cause the young plants to dry out because they cannot root with the soil. In order to ensure an optimal soil connection of the planting balls of our Kiri young plants, it is necessary that at least the topsoil is prepared fine crumbly.

WeGrow Mitarbeiter bei der Bodenvorbereitung einer Kiribaum-Plantage mit einem Tiefenmeißel.
Mitarbeiter von WeGrow kontrollieren frisch gepflanzte Kiribaum-Jungpflanzen.

Exact planting site marking

After the soil has been prepared, the planting sites must be marked in the planting distance you have chosen. On smaller and flat areas, this can be done very precisely with the help of planting strings. On larger areas of 5 ha or more and on uneven surfaces, we recommend precise planting site marking using GPS technology. Provided you have a GPS-controlled planting machine or can avail yourself of an appropriate planting service from a service provider, there is no need for prior marking of the planting sites.

You would like to learn more? Contact us!

We are happy to advise and accompany you. From site analysis, import, variety selection, planting and care, to harvesting and selling of your Kiri wood logs. Call us today or send us a message via our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.