Become a Farming Partner of WeGrow and redefine growth!
You can harvest after 5 to 10 years (depending on climatic and growing conditions) and bring in a significantly higher gross margin than with conventional crops. In a nutshell, that is the economic rationale behind commercial timber cultivation. And it has long been a profitable income of farmers in southern Europe.
With Kiri (Paulownia), the fastest-growing tree in the world, it can be considerably more cost-effictive than growing Poplar or Teak – even in moderate latitudes. Because at WeGrow, we have developed our own Kiri varieties that are very well adapted to diverse climatic conditions.
Create your own success story with us
To demonstrate that Kiri (Paulownia) can be successfully cultivated in Europe, take our own story, for example: WeGrow is by now one of the leading Kiri growers in Europe with 12 company-owned plantation sites in Germany and Spain, containing over 370,000 trees from our hybrid varieties.
The contribution margin for sustainable cultivation of fast-growing Kiri wood is significantly higher than for most agricultural crops.
And the basis for this, in addition to the rapid growth of the plants, is the booming market for light and easily processable woods. Whether as plywood for the interior fittings of caravans, motorhomes and passenger ships, or as laminated woodpanels in furniture production – sustainable wood-based materials are in demand like never before!
Your partner for success with Kiri: WeGrow
Since 2010, we have only grown our proprietary Kiri varieties for ourselves. But as an exciting first for us, we are opening our doors for the 2019 growing season and now provide a longterm Farming Partnership to a limited number of farmers and other interested parties. Now you can more easily start commercial timber production, profit from the outstanding wood yield, and benefit from the especially straight growth characteristics of our Kiri varieties!
As a plantation operator and timber producer, we have gathered 8 years of know-how in Kiri-tree cultivation and the best connections within the many purchasing industries. We are happy to share these trade benefits with you as part of our Farming Partnership. Beyond the sale of young plants, we can also provide you with extensive advice on site selection, cultivation techniques and care. After the harvest, we sell or buy your produced timber for the best price for you!
Let’s grow together!
If you would like to know more about how you can become a WeGrow’s Farming Partner with our Kiri varieties and how to benefit from the expanding timber market, we would be happy to advise you personally.
Please note that a Farming Partnership is currently only available within Europe and in selected countries outside Europe! Contact us for further information!
The proven classic for colder climates
The genetic influence of Paulownia tomentosa gives this hybrid a particularly high frost resistance and wide location tolerance. The cross-partner Paulownia fortunei is what delivers the straight and homogeneous stem growth of this variety.
In order to achieve the highest wood qualities, we recommend a technical cut in the second year of cultivation. We plant NordMax21 in a 4m x 4m (625 plants/ha) planting area. It achieves very high and reliable yields even in warm regions. It is frost-hardy, depending on age, crop management, weather conditions and exposure down to -20°C.
CPVO variety protection number: EU 47334®
Our favourite for warm growing regions
This cross between Paulownia elongata and Paulownia fortunei is our fastest-growing hybrid. It is characterised by its rapid and powerful trunk growth and its narrow and compact crown, which allows a planting density of 825 trees/ha (4m x 3m). Its thick fleshy leaves and compact growth also allow cultivation in more windy locations.
CPVO variety protection number: EU 39980®
Extremely fast-growing, straight trunk, for a warm and cooler climate
A characteristic of our latest breeding variety is the extremely fast growth in height and its very straight and homogeneous stem growth. This cross between Paulownia catalpifolia and Paulownia fortunei hardly forms any side branches in the first year of cultivation. This reduces the maintenance effort, and it significantly increases profitability. We recommend cultivation in more sheltered locations with a planting area of 4m x 4m, or better still 4m x 5m (625 or 500 plants/ha). Further characteristics: heavy hair-coated leaves and leaf stems. Technical cut is not necessary. Availability for 2019 is limited.
CPVO variety protection number: in application