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They promote the “Cultivation of Kiri”, the tree that slows climate change

They promote the “Cultivation of Kiri”, the tree that slows climate change

Some experiences have already begun in the country and one of the pioneering areas is San Luis. Within this framework, the proposal will be disseminated in San Rafael and professionals from San Luis will arrive to present this project in our department.

This Tuesday from 9.30 am at the INTA headquarters (Maza 210), the head of the Forest Area of ​​the Government of the Province of San Luis, Pablo Pensotti, who is also the owner, will speak at an open training session on "kiri cultivation" of the program that proposes the production of more than 100,000 specimens of kiri in the neighboring province.

"The plant is conducive to the production of wood, it also benefits honey producers with its flowers and its leaves rich in proteins, when they fall from the plant they fertilize arid soils with their nutrients and their roots prevent erosion", explains the San Luis official.

THE KIRI

It is one of the revolutions in environmental care in the world. It is that this tree native to China - called Paulownia - is capable of growing in infertile soils and absorbs ten times more carbon dioxide than any other plant in the world.

In San Luis, a pilot test of this project is already underway with the first plantations of these trees (with large leaves and striking purple flowers) that in just 5 years can grow up to 12 meters and reach 27 meters in their maximum development .

Experts say that it may be the plant capable of "saving the world" by being an ally against climate change and desertification.

The specimens resist extreme aggressions since they can regenerate their roots and growth vessels quickly, even in arid areas.

In less fertile soils, its leaves (rich in nitrogen) provide nutrients to the soil and its roots prevent erosion. By absorbing 10 times more carbon dioxide, it emits large amounts of oxygen.

It is also used to recover contaminated soils, in livestock production (silvo-pastoral) and to promote production to create wood industries.

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