Frequently asked questions
This is a collection of the questions with answers that we encounter most frequently in our work. If you have a question to which you cannot find an answer here, please contact us! Our customer service is there to answer to all your questions.
- Is there any risk of uncontrollable propagation with Oxytrees?
- With Oxytrees, there is no risk of uncontrollable propagation as this tree species can only be propagated in a laboratory. So, its propagation is totally controlled and it does not pose any threat to local ecosystems.
- How can the Oxytree (a species created in a laboratory) protect native trees?
- In light of the fact that the Oxytree grows very rapidly and re-grows over and over, with a yield of about 4 times as much high-quality wood as native trees in 20 years, growing Oxytrees for economic purposes, i.e. for extraction, has significantly more benefits than growing native trees. In economic terms, that's why it is a better choice for extraction than native trees.
- I have not heard about the Oxytree. What kind of plant is it?
- The Oxytree (officially known as Paulownia Clon In Vitro 112®) is a fast-growing deciduous tree, which was created in a laboratory by crossing Paulownia species. So, it is often confused with the emperor tree or other paulownia species (e.g. the emerald tree, the empress tree, Paulownia tomentosa, Shan Tong, etc.).
- What is the size of an adult Oxytree?
- At the beginning of its growth, the Oxytree mainly dedicates its energies to strengthen its root system (the tap root of a mature plant can grow as long as 9 metres). By the time it reaches adulthood (more precisely, by the age of 6), however, tree height can reach 16-20 metres.
- What is the guarantee that the Oxytree will grow big enough and sufficient amounts of timber can be extracted from it?
- The Oxytree is a durable plant in the first place. Even then, we also pay great attention to creating an ideal environment for our Oxytrees. Already before planting, we select the area with great care, and prepare the soil very carefully; these are two cornerstones if you want to create beautifully developing plantations. Our skilled and experienced staff continuously monitor how the plantations grow and develop, always ensuring that enough water and nutrients are provided at all times.