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nine-and-a-half: The Super Tree – Johannes Discovers the Wood of the Future

Title: nine-and-a-half: The Super Tree – Johannes Discovers the Wood of the Future
Original Title: neuneinhalb: Der Superbaum – Johannes erforscht das Holz der Zukunft

Director: Christine Roskopf
Produced by: tvision GmbH im Auftrag des WDR
Running Time: 09:30 Minutes
Country: Germany
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
Primary School (9-11)

Category: Family Edutainment

Screened In: Laos, Myanmar, The Philippines, Malaysia

The Asian Kirib tree is the fastest growing tree in the world. Within a year it grows up to five meters. The turbo growth has a secondary effect: The tree produces very much wood within a short time. Since the global demand for wood has been increasing for years, Kiri wood is a coveted raw material for the future. The Kiri tree has recently been planted in Germany. Reporter Johannes visits a tree school for the program. It reveals the secret of the fast-growing super tree and explains how the Kiri tree helps protect local forests.