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Paulownia Wood Collection

What is Paulownia Wood?

Known as the Princess Tree, Empress Tree, and Royal Empress Tree, Paulownia Trees are are native to China, south to northern Laos and Vietnam, and long cultivated in eastern Asia. According to legends and records, as far back as 2600 years, people of ancient China used Paulownia trees for various purposes. Since then, they have been planting Paulownia trees around their dwellings in order to bring good luck and to attract the Phoenix, the mythical bird with a tail of beautiful gold and red plumage that can regenerate from ashes.

  Flowers of the Paulownia tree are very beautiful, but the tree is grown in many parts of the world at a large commercial scale for its high quality wood.  Extremely fast growing - - 15 to 20 feet in a single year; harvested Paulownia wood is light-weight, fine-grained, and warp-resistant.  Once the trees are harvested, they regenerate from their existing root systems, earning them the nickname of the "Phoenix Tree".  Even though the trees grow very fast, the grain of finished wood can easily resemble better than Teak, Mahogany or Walnut - Paulownia wood is fine straight-grained, light in weight and silky light golden colored, yet it is strong, dries easily, does not warp, crack, or easily deform, it is not affected by humidity or moisture and has a natural resistance to termites and other pests.... all that and budget friendly, too!

Deep-rooting and late-leafing, with a sparse canopy, Paulownia Trees provide an ideal environment for crops below by allowing sufficient light while providing an element of shelter.  Paulownia roots go down as far as 40 feet regulating the water table, removing soil salinity, and absorbing waste pollutants from hog, chicken and dairy facilities as well as a variety of other pollutants. In China, Paulownia trees are used in agro-forestry systems because these qualities.

After harvesting, a new Paulownia tree grows back from the stump and uses the same well-established root system, this saves post-harvest clearing costs, land erosion and runoff. 

With all that said, it seems that the Paulownia tree may very well be the "Tree Of The Future".

Now that you know all about the Paulownia Tree, there is no need to wait... Add a touch of style to your home with these Paulownia Wood Collection pieces... Use as part of your table service or as decor - either way you are going to love them!