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Specializing in Paulownia since 1989
TN Certificate# 14140

Paulownia Cultivation Issues Slide Show

Paulownia pest | Harlequin cabbage bug
  • Bug12
    Harlequin Cabbage Bug Infested
  • Bug1
    Harlequin Cabbage Bug Result
  • Fungi1
    Initial Wilt from Fungi Attack
  • Fungi2
    Fungi Kill

Bark KillCold weather bark kill due to improper site and species selection. Notice in the background a mounted ladder on a 3 point hitch for high top pruning to 17 feet.

Paulownia Consulting


All cannot be learn from research, whether it is from the internet, or books. Experience is a powerful teacher. If you were in need of a heart surgeon which would you choose? One who has been in practice for 20 years with an excellent history, or one just out of school with no history?

This page is focused on those who need experienced help on a personal level.

Paulownia Tours; On My Farm

Come tour my paulownia farm that got started back in 1989. Learn what to do and not. You will be joining me at my location to learn the things I have done both right and wrong over the past 23 plus years. You will get a jump start to your adventure into the paulownia arena with minimal cost from mistakes that you may not become aware of until years down the road.

If your are considering making paulownia a business venture, this could be one of the best investments made. For me, hind sight is always 20/20. If I only knew then what I know now, I would have been way ahead of the game. If I would have had this opportunity, my return on investment would have been recovered the first year.

The fee for this visit is $349 per 1/2 day. Scheduling is by appointment, with most days being on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday. These visits are customized to your needs and learning material will be provided, along with any special request for the visit.

Paulownia Consulting; Visits to Your Farm

This service is specifically tailored to your needs. Onsite visits to your location is usually required. Detailed planning is base upon your goals and information provided.

This service sometimes draws upon my associates who may be more knowledgeable in other areas of the paulownia arena. One example would be gasification of paulownia for alternative energy production.

On site consulting is $1499 per day, plus all travel expenses. You need to contact me for more details.

Paulownia Consulting; On Line

This service is tailored to single specific issues/questions on some aspects of paulownia farming. It does not cover questions on how to market your paulownia.

Be prepared to give us detailed information on any aspect of your plantation. This includes the soil type, soil drainage, soil depth, sun ordinations, weather, water table, type of weed control, herbicides used, insecticides used, species of paulownia, etc.

You also need to be able to attach any pictures of the problem by email.

What you need to do is:

  1. Email your question to me at DavidSutton@paulowniaseed.com Please include all detailed information mentioned above, along with any pictures. Be sure to give your best phone number and time to call. I may reply by phone and/or email.
  2. Send your email.
  3. Click on the Pay Pal button "On Line Consult $49.00" to pay for the fee.
  4. Most of the time I will reply within 24 hours with your answer.


If your interest in paulownia is more than a novelty; where enough capital is invested, it may be in your best interest to draw upon the knowledge and experience we have gained over the years.