- ROBINIA IS FAST GROWING VALUABLE HARDWOOD
- ROBINIA AND BLUE SPRUCE HAVE EASY ROUTES TO MARKET
- ROBINIA AND BLUE SPRUCE ARE VERY SUITED FOR PLANTATIONS
The reasons why we choose to plant Robinia and Blue Spruce trees is based on a number of characteristics that make them very suitable for plantation forestry.
Robinia and Blue Spruce
- Grow very fast under intensive management, allowing them to be harvested after a relative short (for forestry) rotation.
- Hardwoods lie Robinia are more valuable than softwoods.
- Prefer sandy soils, which eastern Germany has to offer in abundance.
- Robinia trees are sustainable and re-grow from stump after being harvested.
- Already have existing markets for their end products.
The Robinia we plant is the “Nagybudmeri“ variety. This variety has the characteristic that it grows fast and straight. It’s therefore perfectly suited for the production of timber. It can also withstand periods of drought and does not need very fertile soils to successfully mature.
The Blue Spruce we plant is the “Colorado” variety. This variety is used as a Christmas tree all over the world.
We plant Robinia as one-year-old rootstocks, which have been grown for one year under nursery conditions. Blue Spruce are planted as three-year old trees. The advantage of planting rootstock rather than planting seeds, is that rootstock already have a well developed root system which allows the trees to have a much higher survival rate for the first year on the plantations.