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this looks interesting, Please provide more details to my email id. and also your contact number, we shall get in touch with you.
I tried this in my emu farm, as a fencing trees. I planted two types of trees:
1. Paulownia or MegaFlora trees
2. Singapore Cherry (Bot.name: Muntingia calabura)
Singapore cherries were grown excellently in short period of time, and it gives abundant shade for my emu breeders, whereas none of the Paulownia survived. These Paulownia's were heavily infected by pests, and leaves started curling inwards, turns black, and falls. Soon, the stems were also dead.
I bought the Paulownina at Rs.5/- per sapling. You need 4000 sapling per acre.
A fast-growing plant of Chinese origin, Paulownia, is set to replace other wood being used for timber, like poplar and eucalyptus, by projecting itself as a wood that can be used for furniture purposes. Growers are likely to get a much higher remuneration than from it than through other forestry means.
Though the plant has been grown on an experimental basis by only a few progressive farmers since the past two years, it is only from this year that farmers of the district, as well as adjoining ones, have gone in for its mass plantation.
Having been super-cloned for Indian conditions by the Tatas, the plant is slowly making its presence felt in Punjab. Pavittar Singh, a farmer of Nurmahal, says he got four plants of Paulownia around two years back to see their growth cycle and capability to adjust to Indian conditions. Recently he went in for more cultivation of the plant as he felt its growth was faster than that of poplar.
Another farmer, Harwinder Singh, has planted Paulownia in two acres of land on the Patiala-Sirhind road (Punjab) He says he is satisfied with the growth of the trees, which is more than one foot per month. He went for Paulownia plantation after getting details about the plant from the Internet and seeing how farmers of Australia had profited from.
Mr Satinder Singh Harika, of Punjab, says the plant has been in existence in China for nearly 2000 years and has been used extensively for paper-making, wood products and furniture purposes. He says quality timber could be realised from the plant in five years, adding it could be grown on plains and mountainous regions up to a height of 2000 meters under Indian conditions. Mr Harika says Paulownia could attain a height of 16 to 18 feet in the first growing season. In the northern plains of the country, the growth starts with the onset of spring and continues till the beginning of winter. He says the tree yields nearly 30 to 35 cubic feet of quality, merchantable rough-sawn timber and can be harvested seven times.
Literature on Paulownia, culled from the Internet, says it can become the foundation for ecologically sustainable communities. As the plants are fast-growing deciduous trees, they provide shade, valuable hardwood and create ideal microclimates for growing a wide variety of food crops. The plant makes an excellent agro-forestry tree that can be inter-cropped with wheat, maize, groundnut, soya bean, millet, gram, vegetables, tea and coffee.
At present, sources say, the saplings are expensive, priced at around Rs 40 per piece, as their cultures are imitated from plant materials obtained from Australia. Later, it would be possible to distribute these plants on a large scale through tissue culture. Sources say so far more than 1.5 lakh tissue cultured plants have been transferred to the field in both northern and southern states.
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Appreciate if you could send me full information including economics
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hi can u tell me if this tree can grow at 6000 ft above msl.
also where i can get saplings and the cost of each sapling
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