The professional Kiri tree care as a guarantee of high timber yields
At WeGrow, we have been growing Kiri trees (Paulownia) as an agricultural crop for over a decade in the form of short rotation plantations or agroforestry. Compared to Central European forestry, we use agricultural cultivation techniques. Thus, the cultivation is significantly more labor and investment intensive, but can achieve significantly higher yields per year and hectare compared to traditional forestry. In contrast to forestry, the Kiri trees are already growing at their final spacing and each individual trunk is subjected to value pruning. In addition, plant growth is promoted by a targeted and needs-based supply of nutrients.
Maintaining the plantation areas of your Kiri trees
Despite their enormous growth potential, Kiri trees are very weak in competition during the first years of cultivation. Therefore, especially during the tree establishment phase, competing vegetation must be consistently controlled. Without control of competing vegetation, Kiri trees can be completely overgrown even by grasses or annual weeds. Therefore, we recommend preventing overgrowth by using our reusable Tree Protectors in conjunction with mechanical methods.
It is also important to prevent damage to the root system by mice as a preventive measure. We have extensive expertise in this area as well and will be happy to advise you.
The care of the Kiri trees
Kiri wood from professional plantation management is knotless, straight grown and achieves the highest sales prices on the timber market. Attentive and consistent tree care is the basic prerequisite for this. This includes technical pruning, leading shoot separation, value pruning, as well as possible protective coatings to protect against frost, sunburn and browsing by game.
We will be happy to advise you individually on the variety-specific branching and care recommendations in our webinars and workshops.
Watering and fertilizing the Kiri trees
A needs-based water supply and fertilization are essential for optimum wood growth. In the first years of cultivation, an adequate supply of nutrients to fast-growing tree stands is elementary. In regions with very cold winters, the targeted supply of selected nutrients can also contribute to improved maturity and thus hardening of the trees.
We support our customers with comprehensive fertilizer and irrigation tables as well as instructions throughout the entire production period from planting to harvest.
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.