Different tree. Those are Pawlonias, first planted in the US by Thomas
Jefferson, and his original tree STILL SURVIVES!
The Pawlonia is excellent, beuatiful and has beuatiful, workable,
lightweight wood prized by Chinese and Japanese for wedding boxes and
other furniture and decorative elements.
Maybe I got the common name wrong. Will look for our pest tree.....
Virginia, where the Pawlonias first took over , there is a problem with
international poachers since the trunks go for upwards of 3 thousand
Hm, my mistake It is still valuable, worth planting , all that, grows
nicely in more northern climes, seen beautiful specimins in northern PA,
likes mountains, can grow in an ornamental way in the fissures of rocks
I had a couple of conversations with one of the fellows working in
He was working on something beside eucalyptus - something fast growing
for North America.
I suggested trees with more lignin for construction, but he wasn't
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