Dear tree-lovers,
In May 2018 we prepared the ground in Bietigheim for 20,000 new Paulownia trees. After the first year’s growth, the trees were cut back in March 2019 to just above ground level to promote growth in the root system. This process is essential to developing superior wood quality.

Slowly but surely, the large heart-shaped leaves of our treeme trees unfold. The leaves of the paulownia reach an impressive diameter of around 40 cm and absorb many times more CO2 when compared to other types of tree.

This month we are glad to have the opportunity to give you a look at the new workshop of Enlain. Our partner Enlain is regarded today as one of the best manufacturers of wooden surfboards made of treeme wood. The new workshop in Laax now provides the space required for creativity and fine craftsmanship.

Today we are very pleased to have the opportunity to be able to present our new plantation in Bietigheim, near Karlsruhe. In the middle of May our paulownia trees started their journey from China to Germany and now they are growing with their full vigour to become strong trees on our ecologically designed plantation.

If the new law regarding endangered species that also applies to types of wood had not come into force, then the musical instruments business would have nothing to worry about. Because it only achieved a turnover of more than one (US) billion Euro with keyboard, string, plucked and percussion instruments in 2017.

The sustainable cultivation of quick-growing paulownia trees is now a matter of course in Seehausen. Instead of fields of cereals, eco-farmer Lutz Koch now commits himself to the ecological cultivation of first-class paulownia trees from treeme.

The paulownia tree is the tree that has an unbeatable ability to absorb CO2 due to its very rapid growth and its oversized leaves with a diameter of up to 40 cm. A treeme paulownia tree can increase in mass by 12 to 15% in just one year. This results in a correspondingly high degree of CO2 binding / capture. This gives each treeme tree owner the possibility to positively change his own CO2 footprint that we create through our daily activities.

There are innumerable different types of wood around the world, which differ in their properties. We at treeme have picked the tree that is the most interesting for us - the paulownia tree. Due to the refined texture of its wood, plus the fact that it is very easy to shape and has a low weight, the wood from this tree is unbeatable for the manufacture of high-quality products.

We exclusively use the paulownia wood for the manufacture of products using of top-quality wood. We are obtaining this wood for our long-time partner in China until we have our first own actual harvest. Our products, such as surfboards, guitars or bikes are developed and manufactured under the overall name of treeme.edition.

What are the differences between cheap grades and 1A quality in the paulownia wood market?
The cheap forms of paulownia wood that are offered inherently differ very greatly and are there therefore often discussed as such. If you look at the paulownia wood that is offered at low prices, and especially in online trading, then what lies behind this is not actually high-quality paulownia wood.

The paulownia, also called the foxglove tree, is a tree that originates from China and first came to Europe in 1834 and has been known here since then as a decorative tree. In its natural environment the tree produces an upright and very large flower from April to May each year, which later turns into a seed capsule.

Buying trees

treeme is offering interested parties the opportunity to acquire profit-sharing rights related to the sale of the precious wood of treeme trees. The minimum number of profit-sharing claims is 15. We would be pleased if you contact us for detailed information.

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

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