It grows rapidly, it produces excellent quality wood and huge amounts of oxygen!
The Oxytree has unique properties:
- It grows extremely rapidly. It reaches a height of 16 m and a trunk diameter of 35 cm in its 6th year of growth.
- Thanks to its huge leaves, it produces much more oxygen than any other deciduous tree!
- Its straight, cylindrical trunk has no knots on it.
- It regenerates from its stump, i.e. it re-grows four to five times after the first harvest.
- Its tap roots reach down into 9 m deep and absorb nutrients from there so other plants can easily co-exist with it. Thanks to its deep roots, it doesn’t exploit the upper layers of soil, which are important for other plants.
- Insects and worms don’t like it.
- The tree is non-invasive as it can only be propagated in a laboratory. Thus, it does not endanger local ecosystems
The Oxytree is very resistant:
- It is able to grow even in an area with only 500 mm of rainfall a year (however, it needs further irrigation in summer).
- It is tolerant of extreme weather conditions (from −25 °C to +45 °C).
- It can take root even in soils of poor quality (e.g. in sandy soil).
- It is not very sensitive to soil pH: it can tolerate ranges of 5 to 8.9
The Oxytree’s biological properties
- It was developed by crossing the Paulownia elongata and Paulownia fortunei species in a laboratory,
- It can be propagated by micropropagation,
- It is a rapidly growing deciduous tree,
- It easily adapts to various weather conditions (from −25 °C to +45 °C) and soil conditions (it needs 800 mm rainfall a year),
- Its huge leaves are 25-45 cm in width, its crown can easily reach 10 m in diameter, so it is inadvisable to plant it next to walls, buildings, water transmission pipelines and power cables or wires,
- Its tap roots can reach down into 9 m deep, thus it can absorb nutrients and water from deeper layers of soil,
- It blossoms once a year and its fruits have the shape of an egg (about 3-5 cm),
- It is non-invasive as it can only be propagated in a laboratory. Thus, it does not endanger local ecosystems,
- It helps to stabilise sandy and aeolian soils, as well as areas at high risk of landslides.