The history of the Kiri tree
In 2009, we first learned about the potential of the Kiri tree. Its special characteristics and performance began to excite us more and more. Driven by curiosity and enthusiasm, we consulted a team of experts with whom we planned our first planting.And so it was that barely six months later, we planted our first Kiri trees on an area of about four hectares. Our expectations were high and were even exceeded. Overwhelmed by the success of our first Kiri tree plantation, we started planting more plantations together with partners. The success of our first plantations attracted more and more attention in our surrounding communities. We got an increasing number of enquiries whether we would not also offer trees for sale and whether there would be possibilities to participate. After several months of research and careful planning, we finally decided to buy another area of 145 hectares and plant it with Kiri trees. The purpose of this plantation is now to offer everyone the opportunity to participate in the incredible potential of the Kiri tree. Thus, we want to make it possible for you to do something good for the environment and at the same time to be able to invest transparently, profitably and above all safely.
Symbolic meaning in China and Japan
Because of its beauty and the imperial majesty of its blossoms, the Kiri tree was assigned as a tree symbol to the Japanese imperial house. The leaves and blossoms of the imperial Kiri tree were therefore used as a heraldic symbol in the imperial coat of arms (Go-Shichi no Kiri). In tree symbolism, the kiri tree is generally regarded as a symbol of fertility and good fortune in China, Japan and Korea because of its extraordinarily high growth rate. The latter goes back to a legend according to which the Japanese imperial tree was the seat of the mystical bird “Phoenix”, which burns and arises anew from its ashes (“like Phoenix from the ashes”). The Phoenix is said to have only settled on a Kiri tree during its flights. But the term Phoenix tree is also used in botany, because the Kiri tree has the property of growing back many times after it has been felled.
Uniqueness of the Kiri tree
The kiri tree is considered the fastest growing tree on earth. If one creates the necessary growth conditions for it, it can grow over five metres in one year and produce as much wood volume as an oak in one tenth of the time. Its girth increases by about 10 – 12 cm per year.
The Kiri tree is also of enormous importance for the climate and the environment. Due to its large leaves, it absorbs significantly more CO2 than most other trees – which is why it is often called the lungs of the cities.
Another advantage over many other trees is that the Kiri tree is very resistant to pests and insects. It is also very adaptable and tolerant of climatic conditions. Because of its many positive characteristics, the Kiri tree is excellently suited for cultivation on plantations. It outperforms all other trees by producing precious wood of very good quality in a much shorter time and at the same time has a noticeable positive effect on the climate, as well as on the air and soil quality.