Paulownia, a naturalized Asiatic species, has been widely planted in the southeastern United States as a shade and ornamental tree because of its rapid growth and beautiful flowers. Although its multiple-use properties have made it an important commercial wood in Japan, it has not been used commercially in the United States. Recently, increased demand for paulownia from Japanese wood industries has created a potential new market for U.S. production of the species. The botanical characteristics, habitat conditions, forestation techniques, and economic potential of paulownia are reported. Also discussed is its utilization in reclamation efforts on surface-mined lands.¹
Document Type: Journal Article
Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Publication date: February 1, 1980
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Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.