Sustainable & ecological management of Paulownia plantations

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Green Wood International is engaged with a great deal of experience and a high level of commitment to the market development and ecological cultivation of paulownia trees and the trade in special products made from the wood of paulownia. Our aim is to build up the awareness, image and marketing of exclusive products made of Paulownia wood through our Treeme.Shop and Treeme.TV.

Our projects

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all about paulownia

At Treeme, the specialists are involved for a long-term, asset-oriented commitment. The declared goal is to create a maximum of environmental protection, ecology and climate protection in addition to above-average precious wood yields.

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all about paulownia

At Treeme, the specialists are involved for a long-term, asset-oriented commitment. The declared goal is to create a maximum of environmental protection, ecology and climate protection in addition to above-average precious wood yields.

treeme.shop
best of paulownia wood

The Treeme shop is the sales and promotion platform for innovative products that make use of the unique physical and aesthetic advantages of Paulownia wood. The Treeme Shop is the link between Paulownia products and customers.

treeme.shop
best of paulownia

The Treeme shop is the sales and promotion platform for innovative products that make use of the unique physical and aesthetic advantages of Paulownia wood. The Treeme Shop is the link between Paulownia products and customers.

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Experience Paulownia Wood

Join us via our streaming channel "Treeme-TV" into the adventurous world of this incomparable wood. It is a world full of interesting innovations, adventure and action, because where Paulownia is in, the demands are particularly high.

treeme.tv
Experience Paulownia Wood

Join us via our streaming channel "Treeme-TV" into the adventurous world of this incomparable wood. It is a world full of interesting innovations, adventure and action, because where Paulownia is in, the demands are particularly high.

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A gift of growing joy

With our original gift trees, you can give your loved ones a joy that they will certainly not forget so quickly. Our Paulownias are not only a good investment in the future, they also make a great contribution to climate protection.

mytreeme.com
A gift of growing joy

With our original gift trees, you can give your loved ones a joy that they will certainly not forget so quickly. Our Paulownias are not only a good investment in the future, they also make a great contribution to climate protection.

The company

Green Wood International AG (GWI) is a specialist for Paulownia plantations. Our trees grow faster than any other tree in the world and, thanks to special care, they are ready for harvesting from the 12th year onwards. Paulownia's A-goods wood in precious wood quality (Clear&Clean) is used to manufacture high-quality products. Our aim is to achieve above-average yields and a maximum of environmental, ecological and climate protection in order to create added value for our planet.

GWI was founded in Switzerland in 1984 as a technology, project and trading company. Since 2015, the company has been based in Rorschach, Switzerland. The initiators of the "Treeme" project have been dealing with the topic of "future-oriented environmental technologies" and "renewable raw materials" since 2000. Meanwhile (since 2012) GWI concentrates exclusively on the establishment of Paulownia plantations in Central Europe.

The project "Treeme - Mein Baumfairmögen" (Treeme - My Treefairögen) is the result of this commitment. GWI benefits from a close cooperation with the market leaders in the field of cultivation and breeding in Paulownien, the Weinan Research & Promotion Center, China (planting material), and the World Paulownia Institute, LLC, in the USA (plantations). Both are among GWI's partners and support the Treeme project with know-how on plantation technology, seedlings and care.

The companies

The Green Wood International Group is divided into different companies. The professional service ranges from securing the site and plantation management to control and maintenance to the professional distribution and sale of the timber.

Green Wood International AG

Green Wood International AG is the owner and seller of the revenue share claims for Paulownia trees and is also the contractual and contact partner for the buyers of these trees. The company employs experts with many years of experience in the forestry sector and in sustainable commitments in the environmental sector. They will advise you comprehensively and competently in all questions concerning your tree fair.

Wolfgang Goese

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Operating business

German citizen and co-founder of Green Wood International AG. He studied polytechnics and civil engineering in Germany and holds a diploma in design. For several years he worked as a freelance management consultant for various SMEs in the areas of business development and "turnaround". Since 1992 he has been involved in the development of various projects in the fields of renewable energies and ecological agriculture. He structured the "Treeme" project on behalf of an international group of investors.

Urs Welti

regent
Organization

Swiss citizen. After his apprenticeship as a Swiss Federal Electronics Technician, he studied Sports Management and Adapted Physical Activities and trained as a snow sports instructor, surf instructor and as a multimedia producer SAE. In his career to date, the entrepreneur founded and managed several companies in the fields of sports, internet and adult education. In 2016 he founded Enlain GmbH, a company specialising in the development and production of wooden sports equipment.

Friedrich Oldenburg

regent
Marketing & Communication

German citizen. After successfully completing his Master's degree in Business and Organisation, Friedrich Oldenburg decided to go to Switzerland to work for Green Wood International AG in the field of marketing and communication. Since then he has been working in this area and is also responsible for the myTreeme project as project manager.

Tim Schenk

Creative Directorate Administration & Web Security

German citizen. Initially working as a freelancer for the myTreeme project and responsible for its relaunch, Tim Schenk also took on various tasks from other parts of Green Wood International after more than a year of successful cooperation. Since the beginning of 2020, he has been under contract to the entire company and is responsible for the smooth running of technical aspects and their presentation.

Green Wood Service Company

The Green Wood Service Company is responsible for the selection of suitable plantation areas as well as for the control and care of the trees. It is responsible for all eco-economic and operational processes in connection with the Paulownia plantations. In Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, the company is constantly looking for new locations with ideal conditions.

Wolfgang Goese

Managing Director

German citizen and co-founder of Green Wood International AG. He studied polytechnics and civil engineering in Germany and holds a diploma in design. For several years he worked as a freelance management consultant for various SMEs in the areas of business development and "turnaround". Since 1992 he has been involved in the development of various projects in the fields of renewable energies and ecological agriculture. He structured the "Treeme" project on behalf of an international group of investors.

Peter Mayerle

Operations Director

German citizen. After his training in a large tax firm, he worked as a financial law clerk (AS) for several other firms. Later he successfully managed an insurance agency for more than nine years. Since 1993 he has been working independently as a financial consultant for various companies. Since 2010 he has been responsible for the commercial management of a solar system installation company in Germany and has been investing in alternative energy projects and ecologically oriented companies since 1996.

Edwin Trautmann

Plantation management Opfenbach

German citizen. After his training as a forestry and agrarian economist, he worked on his parents' farm, which included not only silviculture but also fruit plantations and agriculture. When he took over his parents' farm, he committed himself to alternative cultivation methods and care systems in fruit and plantation cultivation. At the Trautmann site there is a test plantation, a plantation garden for the intermediate planting of trees for the German plantation sites and a model plantation.

Markus Streil

Quality Management

As a passionate forest and timber man, Markus Streil (Dipl Ing (FH), BSc Forestry & Nature Mgt) worked with great interest in environmentally friendly timber plantation forestry for more than 10 years in the large-scale establishment and management of integrated timber plantations in agricultural landscapes in Western Australia, in order to build up renewable timber resources and to contain the negative consequences of intensive agriculture. Together with GWS, he ensures the desired quality of precious wood by implementing an innovative management system with effective cultivation and care measures.

Board of Advisors

Mr. Xiafeng is one of the leading forest engineers in China. He has been engaged in the research and cultivation of paulownia for more than twenty years and has been instrumental in the cultivation of fine paulownia varieties and the promotion of technology for their reforestation in China and some friendly countries. He possesses exquisite technology in the fields of cultivation of fine Paulownia varieties, reforestation, maintenance of artificial forests, cultivation of quality wood and disease and pest control of Paulownia. With his versatile experience he has a strong role in solving difficult problems in practical paulownia production.

The cooperation partners

Green Wood International is an experienced, committed and responsible partner. Our goal is to create maximum added value for our environment. Through our many years of experience, our knowledge and the involvement of specialists as permanent partners, we can promise a safe and naturally growing investment.

SGS SA, international merchandise inspection group

SGS SA is an international goods inspection group. Verification, physical testing and certification are among its core activities. Since 2016, SGS and treeme have been working together to provide a sound analysis and certification regarding the CO2 compensation of the treeme Paulownia plantations and in particular the Paulownias tree.

Location: Germany
website: www.sgsgroup.de

MPA Eberswalde, Materials Testing Institute

Together with the MPA testing institute in Eberswalde, investigations of wood-technological parameters of the treem paulownia wood have been carried out and analysed in recent years. Today, MPA is a recognised testing, monitoring and certification body according to the German building regulations (DIBt) as well as the Notified Body of the EU, which carries out certification and testing of building products for timber construction.

Location: Germany
website: www.mpaew.de

Weinan Research & Promotion Center

The Weinan Research & Promotion Center is specialized in the propagation of plants from selected seeds and is a permanent partner and supplier of seedlings and 2-year-old trees of the Paulownia variety Shan Tong for the Green Wood Group. These are planted on plantations in Spain, Italy and Greece.

Location: China
website: www.chinesepaulownia.com

Nico Gächter, Attorney at Law

Law firm Rohner Thurnherr Wiget & Partner
Nico Gächter studied law at the universities of Zurich and St. Gallen. Before and during his studies he worked for the Swiss Bank Corporation and UBS AG. Subsequently, Nico Gächter gained experience in the administration of the Canton of St. Gallen, at the Insurance Court of the Canton of St. Gallen, in the legal profession and as an investigating judge (public prosecutor) at the public prosecutor's office of the Canton of St. Gallen. In 2014 he became a partner in the law firm Schmuki Bachmann Gächter Attorneys at Law. Since 2015 Nico Gächter has been a partner of Rohner Thurnherr Wiget & Partner Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public. Within the framework of the project "Paulownia Plantations in Central Europe" Nico Gächter is working as legal advisor for the Green Wood Group.

Location: Switzerland
website: www.rtwp.ch

Nik Huber, luthier

Nik Huber founded the label NIK HUBER GUITARS in 1996 and since then he and his team build about 120 guitars a year. Each instrument is handmade, unique and made in Germany. From the very beginning, Nik Huber's guitars have been among the world's top class electric guitars. Since 2018 he has been building electric guitars from 100% treeme Paulownia precious wood and is currently creating a unique electric guitar from the treeme.edition series. nikhuber-guitars.com

Location: Germany
Website: www.nikhuber-guitars.com

AZBA GmbH, substance testing

The analytisches Zentrum AZBA GmbH is a privately managed service company for chemical-physical substance testing based in Berlin. Our cooperation with AZBA exists since 2017 and includes the chemical analysis of the constituents of our paulownia plants on the treeme plantations.

Location: Germany
Website: www.azba.de

Enzo Enea, landscape & garden pioneer

Landscape architecture at the highest level. Enzo Enea's holistic concepts of a new, intercultural home are condensed in his work, which is characterized by his projects abroad. In search of a meaningful solution, the garden pioneer Enzo Enea 2018 decided to use the precious wood of the Paulowniabaum of treeme for the construction of garden design elements. As a native and high-quality tropical wood alternative, treeme wood is a sustainable solution, says Enzo Enea.

Location: Switzerland
Website: www.enea.ch

Peter Straubinger, Forest Service Company

Mr. Peter Straubinger is available to the Green Wood Group as a permanent partner and consultant for the establishment and maintenance of industrial plantations with Paulownia trees. His many years of experience in this field guarantee competent care and service for the Green Wood Group plantations in Germany and Southern Europe.

Location: Germany
website: www.peterstraubinger.de

RUWA Sped AG, Inter. Transport Company

The main business of RUWA Sped Ltd. is the organisation and planning of logistics and transport of all kinds of goods. RUWA Sped is specialized in transports to and from many countries, such as China, Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, USA, Canada, Brazil, Chile and many countries in Africa. RUWA Sped is the all-round logistician, which is able to provide complex, safe and affordable transport solutions from one source.

Location: Switzerland
Website: www.ruwasped.ch

enlain gmbh, board manufacture

Urs Welti and Ben Chick are behind ENLAIN. ENLAIN is located in the mountains of Switzerland and there the sport enthusiastic men produce surfboards. Since 2016 they have been producing a beautiful treeme.edition for surfboards made of 100% treeme Paulownia precious wood and bring the wood back to life with their passion for this craft.

Location: Switzerland
Website: www.enlain.com

HEMAGE, Guitars & Bass Workshop

HEMAGE is the Tyrolean specialist workshop for the production of guitars and basses at the highest level. The uncompromising selection of high-quality materials and components, the implementation of innovative construction details as well as elaborate finishes give each instrument by Hermann Erlacher its individual character and optimal functionality. HEMAGE instruments are unique, handmade instruments combined with the best woods and know-how. Since 2017 Hermann Erlacher produces for the brand treeme a treeme.edition Nature made of 100% treeme Paulownia precious wood.

Location: Austria
website: www.hemage.com

Willis Towers Watson GmbH

Willis Towers Watson GmbH is responsible for all insurance solutions of the Green Wood Group and the "Treeme" project.

Location: Germany
Website: www.willistowerswatson.com

World Paulownia Institute LLC

The World Paulownia Institute LLC has been engaged in the cultivation of Paulownia seedlings from its own genetic hereditary stock, the planting of Paulownia trees from its own breeding, and the harvesting and processing of Paulownia trees and wood for 30 years. World Paulownia is one of the most respected and sought-after specialists in the field of Paulownia worldwide. World Paulownia is the leading know-how carrier and market leader in the field of Paulownia breeding and cultivation. The World Paulownia Institute is managed by Mrs. Debra Wade and Scott Corbett. Green Wood International AG has entered into an active cooperation with the World Paulownia Institute in order to enter into a lively exchange of know-how and products on the subject of Paulownia with the leading representative on this subject on the American continent.

Location: United States
Website: www.worldpaulownia.com

GreenRhythm Establishment, Sales Partner

Bruno Stephan Walder lives his vision of getting money flowing for sustainable projects. "treeme - Mein Baumfairmögen" is a perfect match. By buying your own trees, real values can be touched. They grow and their value increases visibly and sustainably. The company greenRhythm Establishment is an unlimited distribution partner for Green Wood International AG, with a focus on Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Lake Constance region. Bruno Stephan Walder has a degree in geography and 33 years of broad professional experience.

Location: Principality of Liechtenstein
website: www.greenrhythm.org

Ökotec Group, fire safety certifications

The Ökotec Group accompanies the project "Treeme - Mein Baumfairmögen" as a partner in the areas of certification of wood for use in construction. Whether load-bearing capacity tests or fire protection certifications, the competence of the Ökotec Group guarantees the best possible support for the development of the future application market of our wood.

Location: Germany
website: www.oekotec-gruppe.de

Woodland Pictures, film production

Woodland Pictures produces high-quality films and video clips for treeme. From the vision and conception to the realisation, post-production and completion, we have been working with the Woodland Pictures team since 2017.

Location: Germany
Website: www.woodlandpictures.de

Airstraem4U, Airstream Producer

Airstraem4U stands for tailor-made Airstream trailers at the highest level. Together with Airstream4U a concept for an ultra-light interior made of Paulowniaholz is currently being developed. Airstream4U has many years of experience when it comes to rebuilding, conversion and special designs of the silver Airstream models.

Location: Germany
Website: www.airstream4u.de

Green Team, Forestry - & Agricultural construction

Grün Team has been a specialist in forestry and agricultural construction since 2003. We work very closely and successfully together with Mr. Bleichner and his motivated team. Grün Team is responsible for the all-round care of our Paulownia plantation in Bietigheim. In spring 2018, 20,000 tree-like Paulownia trees were planted there in southern Germany.

Location: Germany
website: www.gruenteam.net

Gallery

Since our foundation, we can now look back on over 35 years of professional experience and thus on a multitude of exciting moments. Take a look at the rooted history of our company.

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