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About CRH

CRH is a Kent based family run business focussed on providing sustainable products to businesses and individuals. We recognise the importance of providing for the next generation and our business practises reflects that.

We have an established nursery of growing Paulownia trees for use as windbreaks, shade, biomass, feed fodder, honey production and ornaments. These carbon busting trees can grow up to 12 metres high in four years and consume 10 times more carbon dioxide than any other tree species. Read more about our trees...

Paulownia Trees by CRH

Have you ever thought of a tree as an investment? We say trees are a small but significant way of investing in
the future of the next generation. Learn more…

Our paulownia trees are sterile, non invasive hybrid clones from Paulownia Elongata x Paulownia Fortunei.  After 10 years of research the new hybrid is called Cotevisa 2® registered and patented.  Here are some key facts about Cotevisa 2®:

  • Fastest growing deciduous hardwood on the planet.
  • Sterile.  Non-invasive or harmful to native flora.
  • Absorbs more CO2 than any other tree in the world.
  • Tolerates temperatures of -20°C to 50°C
  • Adapts to different soil types and climates
  • Allows intercropping, it doesn’t compete.
  • Excellent soil regenerator.  Avoids erosion.
  • Strong rooting system in place.
  • This particular hybrid is registered at the EU CPVO with registery number 2007/1679

Wind breaks

Fruit farms - protect crops from wind damage.
Livestock - provide natural shelter
Hedgerows - limit farmland wind erosion
Housing and businesses - shelter your property

Honey Production

Provide honey bees with a natural environment to produce high quality honey. Beekeepers greatly benefit from the melliferous flowers as they produce a large amount of nectar and pollen.


Large leaves are ideal to shade sunny areas and provide shelter for livestock, gardens and protecting valuable fruit crops.


Paulownia's are extremely fast growing and highly suitable for biomass as chips, pellets and logs. The lightness and substantiality of the wood reduces transportation costs reducing environmental impact.

Feed Fodder

The large paulownia leaves are packed with nutritional value similar to that of dairy quality Alfalfa. The leaves are an excellent source of protein, fibre and minerals.


Paulownia's grow large beautiful leaves sometimes up to 70 cm wide. These trees are an attractive garden ornament.


Absorbing up to 10 times more CO2 than the average tree, paulownia's have huge conservation potential. Areas of deforestation can be quickly regenerated.


Being light and very strong, paulownia is a much sought after wood. It can be used for housing components, water sport materials, aircraft and yacht fittings, liquid barrels, construction and much more.

Our mission
Encourage sustainable living by providing key products that are sustainable, affordable and unique.

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Our Vision
Become a pioneer in sustainable living.

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Our Products

CRH Growers Equipment - Stocked / New / Used

Growing trees on a larger scale require different types of equipment usually available. Browse our range of equipment including adapters, trailers, planters and firewood equipment.

Head-stock Adapters / Attachments

Wood Processing

Landscaping / Groundworks

Trailers and Accessories

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