[permaculture] Re: paulownias

Claude William Genest genest at pivot.net
Wed Dec 3 09:04:08 EST 2003


are these trees Nitrogen fixers ?



On Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at 10:44 PM, Kevin Topek wrote:

> Paulownias grew like the weeds they are in the Piedmont (central) and
> Coastal Plains of North Carolina. I was under the impression that the  
> wood
> was a favorite for coffins in Japan. It is my observation that they  
> like
> cool and very moist temperate conditions. During the spring, the ground
> beneath the trees is littered with purple bells that are the fallen
> blossoms. I also noticed when they sustained wind damage, the cracked  
> wood
> did not rot rapidly at all, as would be expected from a fast growing,  
> thin
> celled wood. Paulownias are being looked at for restoration of NC  
> coastal
> land played out by cotton and hog farming.
>
> Kevin Topek
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Murphy" <michael at ctsl.com>
> To: "elijah smith" <elijahs at earthlink.net>; "permaculture"
> <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 9:02 PM
> Subject: RE: [permaculture] Extremely fast growing paulownias
>
>
>> Hard to tell why he thinks there's no demand, so no one will grow  
>> them,
> when there's a big demand for the wood, which can be harvested as  
> early as
> six years, and they are widely grown.  We interplanted 100 with  
> chestnuts,
> about 2 miles back from the ocean 30 miles south of San Francisco.   
> Even on
> careful drip irrigaiton (they don't like getting their feet wet),  
> about half
> died and none grew the advertised six feet or more a year.  They don't  
> like
> wind, which we have in spades.  I wouldn't plant them again, except in  
> a
> very warm, well-drained, wind-protected area.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of elijah smith
>> Sent: Tue 12/2/2003 4:54 PM
>> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Cc:
>> Subject: [permaculture] Extremely fast growing paulownias
>>
>>
>> Interesting - they were even growing them to "prevent ground and  
>> surface
> water contamination."
>>
>> http://www.belleville.com/mld/newsdemocrat/7394032.htm
>>
>>
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