The company

Green Wood International AG (GWI) is a specialist for Paulownia plantations. Our goal is to provide maximum protection of the environment, the ecology and the climate while at the same time producing a profitable return.

GWI was founded in Switzerland in 1984 as a technology, project and trading company (SPV). Since 2015 the company’s headquarters are in Rorschach, Switzerland. Since the year 2000, the originators of the "" project have actively searched for environmental technologies with a promising future and raw materials that are regenerable. To this end, and since 2012, GWI has focused exclusively on the creation of Paulownia plantations in central Europe and, concurrently, market development for premium products made from our high quality Paulownia wood.

The project is therefore a result of GWI’s intense commitment. Importantly, GWI benefits from close collaboration with market leaders in the sector of the planting and growing Paulownia trees, namely, the Weinan Research & Promotion Center in China and the World Paulownia Institute, LLC in the USA. Both are partners with GWI who support the project with plantation technology, seedlings and tree care and maintenance.

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Green Wood International AG (GWI) is a specialist for paulownia plantations. Our aim is to take into account a maximum amount of protection of the environment, ecology and the climate in addition to producing very good profits. GWI was founded in Switzerland in 1991 as a technology, project and trading company (SPV). The company headquarters have been in Rorschach in Switzerland since 2015. The initiators of the "treeme" project have been tackling the question of "environmental technologies with a promising future" and "regenerable raw materials" since the year 2000. GWI has been concentrating exclusively on the creation of paulownia plantations in central Europe and the development of a market for high-quality products made of best paulownia wood since 2012. The treeme project resulted from this commitment. GWI profits from collaboration with the market leaders in the sector of the planting and growing of paulownia from China – the Weinan Research & Promotion Center – and the USA – World Paulownia Institute, LLC. Both are among the partners of GWI and support the treeme project with know-how concerning plantation technology, seedlings and care of the trees.

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Cooperation partners

Even as of today treeme supplies innovative companies with best quality paulownia wood and thus creates a sound basis for future applications and uses.

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


SGS SA is an international goods testing corporation. Its core activities are verification, physical testing and certification. SGS and treeme have been working together since 2016 to provide solidly based analysis and verification concerning the CO2 compensation that treeme paulownia plantations and the paulownia tree individually contribute. www.sgsgroup.de

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


In past years the technical characteristics of the treeme paulownia wood have been determined and analysed together with the MPA Prüfungsanstalt Eberswalde. Today the MPA is regarded as a recognized testing, monitoring and certification facility in accordance with the German Federal state regulations (DIBt) and as a Notified Body of the EU that carries out certification and testing of construction products for construction using wood. www.mpaew.de

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


The World Paulownia Institute LLC. has been carrying out work for 30 years now concerning the cultivation and growing of paulownia seedlings from its own genetic stock, the planting of paulownia trees from its own breeding program and the harvesting and processing of paulownia trees and wood. The World Paulownia Institute is one of the most respected and in-demand specialists worldwide concerning the topic of paulownia. The World Paulownia Institute is the market leader and leading source of know-how for everything concerning paulownia breeding and cultivation. The World Paulownia Institute is managed by Mrs. Debra Wade and Mr. Scott Corbett.

Green Wood International AG has entered into active cooperation arrangements with the World Paulownia Institute so as to have a lively exchange concerning know-how and products to do withpaulownia with the leading representative for this topic on the American continent. www.worldpaulownia.com

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


The Weinan Research & Promotion Center specializes in the propagation of plants from selected seeds and is a defined partner and supplier of seedlings and three year old trees of paulownia type Shan Tong for the Green Wood Group. These are planted out in plantations in Spain, Italy and Greece. www.chinesepaulownia.com

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Landscape architecture at the highest level. Enzo Enea's holistic concepts of a new intercultural home are concentrated in his work, that is characterised by his projects abroad. Searching for a meaningful solution, in 2018 garden pioneer Enzo Enea decided for the high-quality wood of the paulownia trees from treeme for the construction of garden design elements. The treeme wood is a sustainable, long-term solution as a suitably high-quality home-grown alternative to tropical woods, according to Enzo Enea. www.enea.ch

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Urs Welti and Ben Chick are the people behind ENLAIN. ENLAIN is located in the mountains of Switzerland and produces surfboards for men who are crazy about sport. Since 2016 it has been producing a beautiful treeme Edition for surfboards, made 100% out of high-quality treeme paulownia wood and bring the wood back to life thought their passion for craftsmanship.
enlain.com

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


HEMAGE is a Tirol-based operation for the manufacture of guitars and basses of premium quality. The uncompromising selection of high-quality materials and components, the use of innovative construction details and of elaborate finishes lend an individual character and optimal functionality to each instrument from Hermann Erlacher. HEMAGE instrument are unique, handmade instruments that combine the very best woods and know-how. Since 2017 Hermann Erlacher has been producing for the treeme brand a "treeme.edition Nature" series made of 100% treeme high-quality paulownia wood for electric guitars and basses. www.hemage.com

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Nik Huber founded the NIK HUBER GUITARS label in 1996. Since then he and his team make around 120 guitars a year. Each instrument is unique object, crafted by hand and made in Germany. Nik Huber's guitars have been regarded worldwide as high-class electric guitars right from the very beginning. Since 2018 he has been building elect4ric guitars out of 100% high-quality treeme paulownia wood and currently is producing a unique electric guitar from the treeme.edition series. nikhuber-guitars.com

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Woodland Pictures handles for treeme the production of high-quality films and video clips. We have been working since 2017 with the team from Woodland Pictures for everything from the vision and overall conception to production to post-production and completion.
www.woodlandpictures.berlin

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Airstream4U stands for custom-made Airstream travel trailers of the very best. Working together with Airstream4U, we are currently creating a concept for ultra-light interior outfitting using paulownia wood. Airstream4U has many years of experience concerning the restoration, conversion and production of special versions for the silver Airstream models.
www.airstream4u.de

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


The main business of RUWA Sped Ltd. is the organisation and planning of the logistics and transport of goods items of all kinds. RUWA Sped specialises in transport operations to and from many countries, such, as for example, the PRC. Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Chile and many countries in Africa. RUWA Sped is an all-round logistics operator that is in a position to provide complex, secure and affordable transport solutions from one source. www.ruwasped.ch

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Willis GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for all insurance-related solutions for the Green Wood Group and the treeme project. www.willistowerswatson.com

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Bruno Stephan Walder is living out his vision of bringing a flow of money to sustainable projects. treeme fits in perfectly to this. Real tangible assets arise when you buy trees of your own. They grow and your money increases visible and sustainably. greenRhythm Establishment is an unlimited sales and marketing partner for Green Wood International AG, primarily active in Switzerland, the principality of Liechtenstein and in the Lake Constance region. Bruno Stephan Walder is a qualified geographer and has 33 of extensive professional experience. www.greenrhythm.org

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Grün Team - Solid quality since 2003
We work together with Mr. Bleichner and his highly motivated team in his capacity as a specialist for forestry and agriculture. The Grün Team is responsible for all the care and maintenance of our paulownia plantation in Bietigheim There 20,000 treeme paulownia trees were planted out in the spring of 2018.
gruenteam.net

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Human life is the most valuable thing that there is. Ensuring that this protection applies when structuring various environments is the task of the Ökotec group in its capacity as an independent appraiser and consultant.

Its work is always oriented towards the specific requirements profiles. Whether fire protection concepts, construction site management, health and safety at work or technical systems testing: Ökotec ensures technically safe and economical operation over the entire life cycle of real estate or industrial plant or the like. The basis for this is experience in construction planning and implementation, a sound foundation of applied knowledge for engineering procedures, and many years of practical experience in dispute resolution and mediation.

The Ökotec group supports the treeme project as a partner regarding certification of the wood for use in construction. Whether it concerns load-bearing testing or fire protection certification, the competences of the Ökotec group guarantee the best possible support for the setting up of a future market for the use of our wood. oekotec-gruppe.com

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Peter Straubinger acts as a regular partner of the Green Wood Group and functions as a consultant for the creation and care of industrial plantations with paulownia trees. His many years of experience in this sector guarantee competent care and servicing for the plantations of the Green Wood Group in Germany and Southern Europe.
www.peterstraubinger.de

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


The analytical centre - AZBA GmbH - is a privately run service company for the chemical and physical testing of materials, with its head office in Berlin. We have had collaboration arrangements with AZBA since 2017 and these comprise the chemical analysis of the substances in our paulownia plants on the treeme plantations. www.azba.de

treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen
treeme Paulownia Edelholz Plantagen


Nico Gächter studied law at the universities of Zürich and St. Gallen. He worked for the Schweizerischer Bankverein and UBS AG before and during his course of study. Subsequently Nico Gächter gained experience in the administration of the canton of St. Gallen, in the Insurance Court of the canton of St. Gallen, and as an attorney at law and examining magistrate (public prosecutor) of the public prosecutor's office of the canton of St. Gallen. In 2014 he became a partner in the law office of Schmuki Bachmann Gächter.

Since 2015 Nico Gächter Partner has been a partner in Rohner Thurnherr Wiget & Partners, lawyers and notaries. Nico Gächter provides legal consulting for the Green Wood Group as part of the "Paulownia plantations in Central Europe" project. www.rtwp.ch

Buying trees

Treeme is offering interested parties the option to buy lots of 15 trees or more. We would be pleased to provide detailed information on request.

(For residents of Germany, a minimum investment of 200.000 € is currently required.)

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