Welcome to Empress Acres

“This place is perfect!” said Alex Jay, our plantation manager, the first time he visited Vancouver Island, BC in the summer of 2016. The soil, temperature and rainfall on Vancouver Island are in the goldilocks zone for our Empress cold hybrid variety which was very...
Why I love farmers

Why I love farmers

My name is Kara Arnold and I have been working with World Tree for four years.  I began with World tree before our Free Tree Program was born, and have been so happy to watch it grow and expand beyond the tiny company we began as.   The thing that drew me to World...
The Paulownia SCAM and how to avoid it

The Paulownia SCAM and how to avoid it

“Scam! BS! I’ll never plant these trees!” These were the kinds of comments we got on our Facebook feed when we started to promote our Free Tree program to farmers in the Southern USA. What was this Paulownia scam thing all about? The upset revolved around two primary...
Celebrating the Difference You Make

Celebrating the Difference You Make

The World Tree Carbon Offset Program is only possible because of some very special people: Our farmers who plant and grow the trees, our investors who fund the program and our champions who share their love of World Tree. As we complete 2017 we want to say a...
How to plant an Empress tree

How to plant an Empress tree

There are many ways to plant an Empress tree. World Tree prefers to use methods that are kind to the land and the tree and one of the best ways to do that is “spot planting”.  Rather than till the whole field, farmers can create localized planting spots, ideally about...