The best archetypes for sustainable architecture are always where Nature has already built its own house. In the forests, beside trees. In the leaves, beside gods.

Thomas Allocca

Treelience project

Treelience is aimed to create a tree-centric self-sustainable economic system, that starts from forests, and it goes back to forests, passing through luxury architecture.

Treelience is the evolution of the Green Carbon Project, created in March 2020, stopped in 2021 by Covid-19. But the world sanitary emergency has not stopped the concept, and White Oak Arkitecture has continued to develop details and strategies, to look for partners, and creating international interest around the project, at global scale, and joining always more points between luxury architecture and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals against Climate Change. So, Covid-19 made possible to have more time for details and branching always more the tree of the project concept, till to have defined the possibility of creating at least 4000 new jobs in the first ten years, and a self-sustainable economic system, without any possibility of default, because the system is closed, i.e. its growth works like a tree, expanding itself in circle, in any direction at the same time, and not just in one or a few.

Helped by Covid-19, that has stopped the managers, but it has showed to us that our vision was not so much visionary, as already a need of modern times, and for the next generations, because the economy was not stopped by Covid-19, not by a virus, but by the lack of joints between the parts. One of the weak parts is unhealthy architecture, and its side effects on immune system.

Treelience is aimed to join the points, reducing weak architecture and making it affordable for everyone, and aimed to create a tighter interconnection between the need of "conservation" of natural resources, and the need of "innovation" that is fundamental for the competition in the free market, considering conservation and innovation not in competition, i.e. do not considering environmental protection as a limit to development and progress, but on the contrary as the core strength of innovation and real evolution.

Treelience is not aimed to flat the economy, re-distributing richness, but to torn apart the concept of "luxury as synonym of over-need richness, and consequent over pollution and waste of resources", in other words "luxury as enemy of nature", proposing a new economic model, a tree-centric one, where the solution is in creating new richness, and every time, wherever it comes from, it belongs to a closed circular system that creates proportional side effects at any level, from the lowest social class to the highest, and vice-versa. The tree-centric economic system of Treelience makes possible that healthy and not-healthy worlds are interconnected, interdependent, self-supporting, but not flatting their differences, avoiding that the growth of a social class means the impoverishment of the classes below.

If Economy and Ecology are interdependent, without competition, in tight mutual supporting partnership, it is the only way they can use Ethic as a resource and not as a limit, generating Evolution, the real one, not just on paper. This is the theory of the 4E-based Economic System that Treelience has developed, in shape of tree-centric economy, through luxury architecture.

This economic system is self-renewable and self-implementing, i.e. capable of regenerating and implementing the founding resources over time, over the changing of needs, assuring an always higher minimum standard of life quality, for everyone, from the bottom of the social classes to the top, and vice-versa. It doesn't matter the difference between them. It means that, whatever the difference is, the more the quality of life of the top grows, then automatically and proportionally we also have the growth of all the classes below. In this process, in this global interconnected economic system, we don't have the consume of resource and the distribution of the richness, but we generate always more resources and richness, in proportion and for everyone, independently by difference and number of classes.

And the architecture of Treelience, that is a tree-centric-architecture, behaves at the same way, with higher standards for everyone, in proportion, as the top class rises its own standards. In other words, Treelience doesn't flat the economy, neither it reduces the availability of the resources, but on the contrary, making them more articulated and more available, focused above all on the interconnections between the 4-E, rather than the differences between the classes.

The project is focused above all on producing luxury residences and resorts, with an innovative anti-seismic modular building system, and healing interior design. From forests to forests, joining technological innovation and environmental protection, luxury architecture of Treelience becomes the most effective way to save the planet from carbon dioxide emissions, becoming the attractive and at the same time the propulsive energy of a new carbon-free economy.

Treelience comes from tree+resilience, arboreal resilience, resilience of trees as model for developing resilient architecture. And as a consequence, we generate a tree-centric economy.

Investment 40 million $

If we consider resilience as the ability of surviving to contradictions, forests are the most extraordinary resilient architecture. Treelience is aimed to create the most resilient architecture, just copying forests.

Thomas Allocca


There is no more sacred prayer than planting a forest, because there is no more comfortable place, than a leaf, where any god, could better feel at home.

Thomas Allocca

International Bamboo Collection

The International Bamboo Collection was born in 2020 as the botanical collection and nursery of White Oak Arkitecture, at support of the project Treelience and any landscape project by White Oak Arkitecture. The collection is based in Cilento, south Italy, a few miles from Paestum, UNESCO site, in the valley of Sele river, protected by the mountains of the Cilento National Park and warmed by the Tirreno Sea. One of the best climate in Italy for growing both temperate and tropical bamboo.

The genus Bambusa and the genus Phyllostachys are the two main groups of giant bamboos of the collection, for research applied to wood-based building materials, for luxury gardens and landscape projects, for timber and carbon credits plantations, for research on essential oils and their application in the production of wood preservatives and anti-oxidative paints.

The genus Bambusa is characterized by a non-invasive propagation, i.e. the new shoots are spread out with their neck attached to the mother culm. The clumps are very compact, not invasive, of easy control. The common name is "clumping", while the scientific name is "pachymorph", referring to the shape of the rhizome (bulbous), or "sympodial", referring to the number of shoots (at least two), directly from the neck of the mother culm, without rhizomes.

The genus Phyllostachys is characterized by a very invasive propagation, i.e. the new shoots are spread out with their neck attached to a rhizome, far from the mother culm from a few cm up to 4 m per year. The clumps are compact at the beginning, but always more open over the years, and running in every direction. By the way, their management is not difficult, even if more complex than the management of a clumping bamboo. Commonly known as "running", this genus is scientifically classified as "leptomorph", referring to the shape of the rhizome (elongated), or as "monopodial", referring to the shoots per node (just one).

  1. Bambusa Multiplex cv China
  2. Bambusa Oldhamii cv Taiwan
  3. Bambusa Taiwanensis Diana
  4. Bambusa Vulgaris Striata cv Thailand
  5. Bambusa Vulgaris Wamin cv China
  6. Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Aureocaulis cv China
  7. Phyllostachys Bambusoides cv Korea
  8. Phyllostachys Bambusoides Tanakae cv Japan
  9. Phyllostachys Bissett cv China
  10. Phyllostachys Nigra Punctata cv China
  11. Hibanobambusa Tranquillans Shiroshima cv Japan
  12. Pleioblastus Distichus cv Japan
  13. Pleioblastus Distichus Minor cv Japan
  14. Pseudosasa Japonica cv Japan
  15. Semiarundinaria Fastuosa cv Japan
  16. Semiarundinaria Viridis cv Japan