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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Welcome to Empress Acres

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...

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Meet the Farmers

Meet the Farmers

Farmers are the heart and soul of the Carbon Offset Program: they plant the trees, take care of them, provide water, fertilizer and TLC required for the trees to thrive. In this post we meet some of the farmers participating in the program and look behind the scenes...

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Back to our Roots – How Empress Trees get started

Back to our Roots – How Empress Trees get started

It’s September and already the farmer team at World Tree are talking about next year’s trees. We plan nearly a year in advance of the planting season so that trees have time to grow to the right size and number. Empress Trees begin life in one of two ways. This year,...

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Elizabeth May MP – Why Carbon Offsets Matter

Elizabeth May MP – Why Carbon Offsets Matter

World Tree invited Elizabeth May MP, Leader of the Green Party Canada, to join us at one of our Carbon Offset events to talk about the importance of carbon offsetting. Wendy Burton, CEO of World Tree, and Elizabeth May share a commitment to the environment and a love...

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Wendy gives away trees on the Oprah show

Wendy gives away trees on the Oprah show

Wendy goes to the Oprah show... ...Oprah is impressed and everyone gets a tree.  At a Boys and Girls Club auction Wendy won 4 tickets to a taping of the Oprah show. With her Chief Investment Officer, Angela, and two other associates Wendy flew to Chicago and got in...

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