The tree that can save the world

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The tree that can save the world
In Texas they are using a tree that could purify an infertile soil and leave it ready to be used in any type of crop. And not only that, but this tree absorbs 10 times more carbon dioxide than any other tree, and sheds much more oxygen. What tree? The Kiri.

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The Kiri tree, originally from China, is also known as the Empress tree or stormy Paulownia. It usually grows between 10 to 25 meters in height, with trunks of between 7 and 20 decimeters in diameter. But it is characterized by its large leaves, which reach 40 centimeters wide.

It is a popular tree as an ornament and became famous in Japan, and from there they entered Europe in 1834. But what makes it so distinctive is its survival to different inclemencies. For example, they survive the fire, as they can regenerate their roots and growth vessels quickly. Also tolerates pollution, and does not require fertile soils.

It is for this reason that it is used as a “pioneer plant”, that is, the Kiri is a tree that can provide a good fertilizer to a previously unfertile land. Its leaves are rich in nitrogen (good fertilizer) and the roots prevent erosion. As if it were not enough, it grows very fast.

But the bad thing about the Kiri is that when it has to compete with other taller trees that give it shade it does not prosper.

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It is a popular tree as an ornament and became famous in Japan, and from there they entered Europe in 1834. But what makes it so distinctive is its survival to different inclemencies. For example, they survive the fire, as they can regenerate their roots and growth vessels quickly. Also tolerates pollution, and does not require fertile soils.

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It is for this reason that it is used as a “pioneer plant”, that is, the Kiri is a tree that can provide a good fertilizer to a previously unfertile land. Its leaves are rich in nitrogen (good fertilizer) and the roots prevent erosion. As if it was not enough, it grows very fast.

But the thing about the Kiri is that when it comes to competing with other workshops that give it shade it does not prosper.

 

As if that were not enough, its leaves can be used to make a delicious tea, and apparently, its flowers, rich in aroma, attract bees and generate a richer honey, they say.

The Kiri is the tree of the future, it is said in many media. But I think it’s the tree of the present, right now we can take advantage of it. They can be of great help against global warming and against desertification.

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