The Plantation

Locations

We are in continuous process of acquiring locations worldwide namely Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Sweden, Japan, Korea, Dominica, Finland, Montenegro, India, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, China, Congo, Suriname, Gabon, Guyana, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Israel. 

Each hectare of a Paulownia grove accrues 67 carbon units annually, much more than the nine units accrued by a hectare of native broad-leaf species and 10 units for commercial conifers. Carbon credits are transferable, and we intend to sell the available carbon credits to provide working capital to operate our initial location and expand to other plantations.

The End Product-High Grade Wood Products for the Furniture and Other Markets

Paulownia is used where an attractive, strong and light wood is in demand. Due to its strength compared to its low weight, Paulownia wood is sometimes called the “aluminum” of hardwoods. Paulownia wood is used for the manufacture of furniture, musical instruments, in boat and aircraft construction and many other applications where a strong but light wood is used.

We believe that our best target market of Paulownia wood is for use in high-end furniture, given its pleasing appearance and its strength. Paulownia wood is very light, fine-grained, and warp resistant. In Japan, it is traditionally used for ornamental chests, boxes and geta (traditional clogs).

Technical Description

Lines Bearings Distances
1-2
N 63° 12°W
114.13m
2-3
N 4° 31°W
54.65m
3-4
S 83° 1°E
1052.97m
4-5
N 32° 15°E
692.12m
5-6
N 71° 35°E
529.24m
6-7
S 72° 47°E
2367.69m
7-8
N 22° 41°E
675.75m
8-9
N 36° 3°E
758.07m
9-10
N 25° 35°E
1847.52m
10-11
N 77° 50°E
1144.2m
11-12
S 74° 53°E
416.01m
12-13
S 75° 4°E
805.67m
13-14
N 69° 56°E
455.96m
14-15
S 60° 18°E
3826.24m
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GIS Area Computations of Current (2011) Landcover inside MAPORAC CADT. 

Landcover Area (hectare) Percentage
Agricultural Land
140.192
2.582
Cogonal/Grassland
1,694.998
31.214
Forest
3,158.209
58.16
Mining Quarry
185.245
3.411
Reforestation
231.575
4.264
Residential Area
20.008
0.368
Total
5,430.227

GIS Area Computations of Current (2011) Landcover inside MAPORAC CADT. 

Landcover Area (hectare) Percentage
Agricultural Land
140.192
2.582
Cogonal/Grassland
1,694.998
31.214
Forest
3,158.209
58.16
Mining Quarry
185.245
3.411
Reforestation
231.575
4.264
Residential Area
20.008
0.368
Total
5,430.227

Paulownia Wood Features:

  • Paulownia has the highest strength to weight ratio of any hardwood.
  • It is water, warp and termite resistant, and is used for furniture, veneers, musical instruments, elite surf boards and home furnishings.
  • Paulownia wood is straight grained, without knots, with a bright and expressive pattern of straight fibers and granular texture, glossy, light and odorless.
  • The natural color of the wood varies from a pale yellow to light red and accepts stain.
  • Paulownia wood is soft, but extremely resistant to bending and twisting, and is now frequently used for construction purposes, which requires high strength.
  • Paulownia timber is increasingly used as an accent feature in the construction of many homes.
  • The high strength/weight ratio makes Paulownia wood irreplaceable in many construction situations where strength, smoothness and absence of defects are important.
  • Paulownia wood has an incredible resonance that is highly valued in the production of musical instruments, equipment for concert halls and recording studios.

Dignity for the Indigenous Community

We have identified certain land for the initial plantation and are in talks with the Philippine Government for the purchase of or a long-term lease on that land.
We intend to donate into the local community. We will hire and train the indigenous population to plant, tend and harvest the trees and prepare the plantation for new growth after harvest. There will also be a need for plantation management and maintenance. To the extent possible, we will train local people to provide the skilled labor and management necessary to maximize production. This will provide employment to the local indigenous population and make a difference in their lives.
We will also train some local people in beekeeping, and we will set up a small packaging operation for the honey (and beeswax products) to be sold in local and international markets.