As the petrol and gas reserves are depleting, as a result, the product prices are also constantly rising. Now the whole of Europe is facing climate change too and that is leading to increased dependence on resources and energy.
Researchers have found out that growing Paulownia is the solution to address this issue. Paulownia Energy seedlings are now trying to grow this tree, which has the fastest growth rate.
Let us discuss what is the ideal climatic conditions required to grow this kind of tree
1. Temperature and altitude
When the soil temperature hits 15⁰ to 16⁰ C, in the spring, development begins.
Up to 700 to 800 metres tall is ideal for intensive cultivation of this tree, and 24-33⁰C is the ideal temperature range for maximum growth.
This tree can easily adapt and can thrive in all types of soils. Ideal soil should be
- Without or With slopes
- A pH range of 5.0 to 8.9.
Avoid soils that are wet, rocky, or clayey. It should not be grown in soils with a porosity under 50% and a clay content exceeding 25%.
The humidity of the air and the soil are crucial for Paulownia’s growth. In the event that the yearly rainfall falls below 100mm per month, additional watering is required. 10mm of rain, in contrast, produces 10 liters of water.
It is best to grow these trees when the wind speed does not exceed 28 kmh. During the first year of growth, until they build a strong wooden stem, supporting posts must be erected where there are stronger winds at the planting location.
Few conditions are required for plantation
· Site preparation
According to the stage of development of the planting material, typically it is planted in the spring and mid-summer. It also favours slopes that are horizontal or pointed south. These plants should be adequately sheltered from herbivorous animals.
Operations for site preparation may vary depending on how rough and overgrown the planting location is. Herbicide treatment is often necessary to keep weeds and brush under control in old fields and meadows.
Early in the spring, when the weeds are dense, a pesticide treatment must be sprayed carefully to prevent contact with the tree stem.
· Machinery cultivation before planting
It is important to plough the soil extensively, especially in uncultivated lands where agriculture has not yet been investigated.
It is intended to be broken up into little pieces and that the old bushes and grasses be pulled out. If the soil contains clay and is thicker, you must plough up to 80 cm deep.
The field needs to be harrowed level after being ploughed. Following that procedure, the ground is deemed ready for planting holes, marking furrows, and other agricultural operations.
The soil at the planting site is augmented with manure or other fertilizers depending on the soil quality determined by the preliminary soil analysis.
You can refer to the product catalog Paulownia Energy to obtain more information about these trees and how it is grown.