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The western pine beetle has decimated the US pine forest
and has left many of the cities in the US exposed to
dead trees, ready to ignite being coated in their own
oils. This presents a major fire danger in
cities across the United States. The Kiri Tree is
the answer because it does not catch fire like a pine
tree or like eucalyptus tree. In fact it is more
of a fire barrier. The leaf is the number #1 fish
food for tilapia. It produces 10 times more oxygen
than the average tree. It breathes in ten times
more carbon dioxide and as such receives international
carbon credits. It prevents mudslides. On
640 acres it yielded $500 million in lumber in five
years in California. Or on a 24 month rotation it
can produce $200 million for
biomass exported to Europe. It is the answer to a US
green economy. It is a pollution solver as 8 kiri
trees eliminates the pollution from a semi truck running
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Kiri Tree
kiri tree (桐)
It is popular in
its native China for reforestation,
roadside planting and as an ornamental
tree. The Chinese species is called
Paulownia. 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 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 gain,
In world war II the wood was used in the
Japanese Zero aircraft because of its
light weight and great strength. 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
Paulownia is its
Chinese relative, the sub species in
Japan is Kiri. Known
as kiri (桐), specifically
referring to P. tomentosa; it is
also known as the "princess tree".
It has been known as the Japanese
Empress Tree in Japan. It was once
customary to plant a Paulownia tree when
a baby girl was born, and then to make
it into a dresser as a wedding present
when she gets married. It is the badge
(vis-à-vis the chrysanthemum
being the Imperial Seal of
It is one of the suits in hanafuda,
associated with the month of December.
Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
(page 1189; Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993.
states: The genus was named in honor of
Pavlovna of The Netherlands
daughter of TsarPaul I of Russia
to copy the tradition given by the
Japanese in honor of the princess.
Paulownia fortune is a fast-growing
tree that is grown commercially for the
production of hardwood timber.
Paulownia wood is very light,
fine-grained, soft, and warp-resistant
and is used for chests,
boxes, and clogs (get).
The wood is burned to make charcoal
for sketching and powder for fireworks,
the bark is made into a dye,
and the leaves are used in vermicide
preparations. Japanese Shinto
Shrines and Chests use wood made from
the Kiri Tree and are some of the oldest
and useable wood artifacts in existence.
The Japanese constructed their Air force
from this tree during WWII. Today
it is the number one tree recognized
for Sustainable Forestry and for
More recently, it is being used to turn
Kiri Trees in Texas
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
Kiri Tree, which is also referred
to as the Japanese Empress Tree,
and the Paulownia Tree. The
benefits of this tree are boundless and
amazing. Not only does the Kiri Tree
absorb ten times more CO2
than any other tree but also, it soaks
up toxicity in the air, dirt, and water
and then expels a massive amount of
Oxygen. In fact, the Kiri Tree
flourishes and loves toxic soil and
water. It is safe to say that it is the
fastest growing tree on the planet. When
planted from a seed and grown for eight
years, it will be the same size as a
40-year-old Oak 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! 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 will be 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!
We own the
license for the Kiri Tree and have
passed our species as non invasive in
the States of California and Hawaii.
These are the hardest states for
invasive requirements. This is a
licensed seed and clone.
Interested parties may contact us
regarding tree leases at:
The First Visible Germination
started in America"
We planted our seeds
in Jiffy Peat Pellets that we sat in a
water tray. You can buy
this at Wal-Mart for $6.50 for a 72 peat
The seeds are tiny and look like little
flakes of skin and are extremely
Only ten days after we sowed the
seeds, we began to notice bright green little sprouts poking their heads
through the Peat Pellets. We have
watered it with a small dose of Seaweed
Extract mixed with the
We make sure to give
the little trees LOTS of Sunshine!
The Life of a Kiri
きり 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
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.
Source and quotes from: The Elements
of Japanese Design, by John W.
Dower, pp. 68-9.
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.
"The name kiri came from the kiru (to
cut) as it was believed that the tree
would grow better and quicker when it
was cut down often." It can grow to more
than 30' in height and has fragrant
purplish blossoms in April or May.
Source and quote from: Mock Joya's
Things Japanese, pp. 358-9.
image to the left on the bottom is the
seal used predominantly by Kuniyoshi.
It is important to note that he did not
always use it and that certain students
of his also used it occasionally too.
The phoenix, ho-o, is the
bird of immortality in the east as in
the west, but in Asia its immortality is
gained from sipping dew from the flowers
of the Paulownia, kiri, tree.
Thus this bird, which is represented as
having attributes of a peacock, a quail,
or even sometimes an owl, is usually
seen with Paulownia leaves and flowers,
the latter being held upright as on the
tsutsugaki futon covers, appearing when
there are leaves on the tree. The
phoenix and Paulownia were probably most
often used for marriage quilts, though
there is a question of whether or not
the peacock-tailed bird on the child's
futon cover in our Tsutsugaki section
isn't in fact a young phoenix.
Kiri Trees clean Rivers, Lakes