Timber! Our Presidential Harvest begins

Timber! Our Presidential Harvest begins

Winter, the time of year when the trees go dormant and most of us tuck ourselves indoors to hibernate until Spring. But not the World Tree lumber team. Barry Comis and his crew have been out in the fields harvesting four plantations and meeting a very special VIP...
The Science of Paulownia

The Science of Paulownia

Dr. Nirmal Joshee is a scientist at Fort Valley State University in Georgia who has been studying Paulownia (aka the Empress tree) for 14 years. We were excited to meet him and his team, who have been given a large grant to further our understanding of the properties...
Urgent warning on climate change

Urgent warning on climate change

“…scare the BEJEEZUS out of every single person….”These are the words that Senator Bernie Sanders chose to use when describing a recent report released by the United Nations about the condition of our climate the way it stands. And, if we as a nation cannot come...
A Family Affair

A Family Affair

A farmer shares his experience of working with World Tree When we first met Will Johnson, he greeted us at his farm in Florida surrounded by his family. We were thrilled when he chose to be come a World Tree farmer and a few months later we interviewed him to find out...
Nature and nurture: Our 2018 trees

Nature and nurture: Our 2018 trees

Each year we take in a new round of investment and plant a new vintage of trees with our farmers. This spring and summer we have been working with our farmers to plant the trees on behalf of our 2017 investors. Nature and nurture are equally important in developing...
Farmer Progress – 2017 planting

Farmer Progress – 2017 planting

249 acres of trees have been planted on behalf of our 2016 shareholders in Canada, USA and Costa Rica. We have visited about a third of the farmers so far this summer to see how they are doing – and the team will be visiting the remaining farmers over the course...
Farmer Progress – 2016 planting

Farmer Progress – 2016 planting

Every year World Tree plants a new vintage of trees with our farmers on behalf of our investors. The trees for our 2015 investors were planted with farmers in the Spring and Summer of 2016. These trees all started out as small ‘bare roots’, that look like...

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...