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Can the Kiri tree save our Earth’s environment?

Due to current severe changes in our Earth’s environment, it has become clear that the human race must transform rapidly and do something equally as tremendous in order to maintain a well-balanced existence with our Planet.  One of the most effective and natural methods for detoxifying our Planet comes to us as a magnificent gift from Japan called the Kiri Tree, which is also referred to as the Japanese Empress Tree, and the Paulownia Tree. 

The Kiri tree (Paulownia species) is a fast-growing deciduous hardwood tree native to China, which can produce valuable timber in a relatively short time period compared to conventional forest plantations. The trees can grow to over 6 metres height in the first season, and after 10 years can be more than 50cm trunk diameter and 20 metres tall. They have large shady leaves in summer, and abundant fragrant flowers in spring. The leaves improve the soil or can be used for animal fodder. When the tree is cut, it will self-regenerate from the stump.

‘Trees, by virtue of their universal presence, majestic yet human scale, bridging the gap between earth and air, are the rightful symbols of all which humankind aspires to in its relationship with the planet.’ Oscar Beck

It is popular in its native China for reforestation, roadside planting and as an ornamental tree. It grows well in a wide variety of soil types, notably poor ones, but needs a lot of light and does not like a high water table because of this it is perfect for Texas.  

Paulownia timber

Paulownia timber is a pale whitish colored wood with a straight grain.  Its characteristics of rot resistance and a very high ignition point ensures the timber's popularity in the world market. The wood is also important in China, Korea, and Japan for making the soundboards of stringed musical instruments such as the guqin, guzheng, pipa, koto, andkayagum.  In world war II the wood was used in the Japanese Zero aircraft because of its light weight and great strength. 

Kiri tree plantations in Texas

The tree is known to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions ten times more than the average tree and also in return produce ten times more oxygen (O2).  It loves toxic waste and can be used to assist in organic remediation throughout the world. 

“The Kiri tree reduce the carbon dioxide emissions more than the average tree”

These very unique characteristics make the Kiri Tree the perfect tree for Texas. Texas suffers from extremely contaminated soil, air, and water, which has a harmful effect on all of its residents. So, in order to get the Kiri Tree Revolution started in Texas, Chris Sanders has begun planting seeds and clones to see which genetics will be the toughest survivors in the Texas climate. This Wonder Tree can help purify Texas and make it Green again! kiri tree

It is such a blessing that the Kiri Tree loves toxicity, lots of sunshine, and will reduce the CO2 levels in our environment.  Since no one has planted Kiri Trees in Texas yet, Chris is taking pictures and documenting all of the activity so that we have the knowledge to help plant these trees all over Texas and eventually all over the United States!

The Kiri tree legend

Kiri was the most popular of Japanese crest motifs. "According to Chinese legend, the mythical phoenix... alights only in the branches of the Paulownia tree when it comes to earth and eats only the seed of the bamboo."

"As an explicitly imperial crest, the Paulownia ranks only slightly behind the chrysanthemum, and both are usually taken as the dual emblems of the Japanese throne." In the early 13th century the emperor Godaigo bestowed both crests upon the head of the Ashikaga clan. With that the bestowing of the Paulownia motif was also an Ashikaga prerogative which they used to reward loyalty. The recipient clans wore it as a symbol of "legitimacy and power." In the 16th century, Hideyoshi, who was born a commoner, after adopting it as his own crest also gave out the motif to some of his most loyal supporters. By the late feudal period nearly 20% of the warrior class wore it as their own personal crest.

Farmers once planted kiri trees upon the birth of a daughter because it was so fast growing that by the time she was ready to marry the tree could be cut down and made into a tansu or chest.

Kiri Tree

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Contact: Chris Saunders and Brittany Turner to follow the Kiri Revolution 



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