Fall 2020 Upcoming Events

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Scott Landreau

New Future for Farmers

Thursday, November 12th, 6:30 PM EST

Register via Zoom Webinar here.

Do you have land on your farm that is going to waste? Perhaps you have planted pine or other crops that have left the soil depleted. Or maybe you are looking to diversify your crops with something new.

World Tree offers a program for farmers to plant and grow Empress Splendor (Paulownia) trees. The Empress Splendor is the fastest growing tree in the world, reaching hardwood maturity in just 10 years.

World Tree provides premium Empress Splendor saplings to qualifying farmers for free in exchange for the care and maintenance of the trees while they grow through to the first harvest. World Tree finds the buyer for lumber in 10 years, and splits any profits 50/50 with the farmer.

After the first harvest, the trees belong 100% to the farmers. The trees will grow back from the same root system up to 7 more times, so no need to replant.

This webinar is designed to answer all your questions, so you can decide if World Tree’s program is a fit for you and your farm. This includes:

What are benefits of growing trees, and why the Empress?
What does it take to grow Empress trees successfully?
What are the potential costs and profits from participating in the program?
What is Empress lumber used for and how much does it sell for?
How do I qualify as a World Tree farmer?

Please share this invitation with anyone whom you think is interested in participating in the Eco-Tree Program and we look forward to speaking with you.

Contact kara@worldtree.info with any questions.


Empressive Farmer Webinar EP #2 – Nematodes: Friend or Foe?

Friday, November 20th, 4:00 PM EST

Register via Zoom Webinar here.

Have you got some mysterious problems affecting your trees or plants in your garden that you are at a loss to solve? You could have an issue with nematodes – pesky little critters that can cause big problems, but go mostly unnoticed.

What’s a nematode?  They are microscopic worms, less than a millimeter long, that live in just about every living thing on earth, including inside roots and leaves. They can multiply and starve the plants of essential nutrients and water, stunting their growth.

To confuse things even more, not all nematodes are bad! In fact, nematodes are critical part of the soil food web and play a key role in nutrient cycling. The application of beneficial nematodes can help plants by controlling damaging pests, avoiding the application of chemical pesticides.

In this webinar, we will learn all about these fascinating little creatures with  Dr. William (Billy) Crowe, professor of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida and Director of the University of Florida’s Nematode Assay Lab, He will guide us through the unseen world of nematodes and give us some guidance on how to spot the good from the bad, as well as how to manage them for maximum growth.

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