The Science of Paulownia

The Science of Paulownia

Dr. Nirmal Joshee is a scientist at Fort Valley State University in Georgia who has been studying Paulownia (aka the Empress tree) for 14 years. We were excited to meet him and his team, who have been given a large grant to further our understanding of the properties...
Urgent warning on climate change

Urgent warning on climate change

“…scare the BEJEEZUS out of every single person….”These are the words that Senator Bernie Sanders chose to use when describing a recent report released by the United Nations about the condition of our climate the way it stands. And, if we as a nation cannot come...
The Paulownia SCAM and how to avoid it

The Paulownia SCAM and how to avoid it

“Scam! BS! I’ll never plant these trees!” These were the kinds of comments we got on our Facebook feed when we started to promote our Free Tree program to farmers in the Southern USA. What was this Paulownia scam thing all about? The upset revolved around two primary...