WELCOME to TGG Paulownia
- Paulownia are named for Anna Paulowna, Queen of the Netherlands & Russian princess (d.1865).
- Paulownia regrow from the stump after harvest.
- A regenerated Paulownia grew 10.38m in 1 year!
Our clients include plantation promoters, investors and growers worldwide. We work closely with plantation managers to ensure they plant the correct stock and have the support needed to see the trees thrive. We also supply retail packs in Australia for ornamental or farm.
Paulownia (pronounced Paw-lo-ne-a) is a medium height, large-leafed, fast growing deciduous tree from East Asia. Cultivated prim arily for its fine, light and valuable timber, Paulownia can also be used for biomass, carbon sequestration, pruned to supply nutritious fodder to livestock during dry times and is highly ornamental with masses of sweetly scented trumpet shaped flowers in spring. Paulownia trees are also known as Empress Trees, Foxglove Trees, Phoenix Trees, Princess Trees, Royal Paulownia, Chinese Parasol Trees, Dragon Trees, wu tong or pao tong 泡桐 (Chinese), odongnamu 오동나무 (Korean) and kiri 桐 (Japanese).
TGG has collected and developed a huge resource of Paulownia genetics and can supply cool to tropical regions, representing a temperature range from -20ºC to 47ºC. Based in Australia, we are experienced plant exporters and have supplied to many nations and almost every continent.
TGG has 20 years experience in specialist contract growing. Contracts supplied include large scale plantations in SE Asia and Australia as well as projects on almost every continent. To date the largest supply to a single project has been just under 1 million trees, but the systems and infrastructure in place are capable of larger output and can be readily duplicated as demand grows.
Contract growing means we can produce exactly what you want, when you want. Our contracts are simple and fair and contain all the necessary safeguards. It is the role of a good planting stock supplier to take control of the supply of plants responsibly, leaving the plantation grower free to dedicate time towards plantation project management. Different product sizes can be produced including various sized biodegradable plug pot or bare-root plants, all utilising our unique clonal propagation system.
Headstarters™ are produced from containerised stock grown in a soil free and non-organic media (to EU quarantine standard) long enough to ensure a strong root system with a framework of thick roots, not just feeder roots - which is crucial as these thicker roots have stored starches and ensure survival and strong regeneration. TGG have developed management techniques to keep the trees in a juvenile state in the nursery prior to processing, allowing us to always keep stock on hand. After an order is received they are bare-rooted and the roots and trunk trimmed before packing. They travel safely for long periods and are easy to handle for planting. After planting they regenerate and behave as a normal sapling, showing no ill effect from their restricted start in the nursery, unlike as can happen with potted or cell tray stock if held too long. (We have tested and re-tested our methods.) Headstarters are highly resilient due to multiple reserve buds and the well developed roots. ►► Headstarters™ Introduction There is scope to supply smaller or larger Headstarters™ on a case by case basis. Likewise we are open to developing new products if it is demanded and can be done commercially. ►► more TGG products