World Tree’s programs are based on one of the fastest-growing trees in the world: The Empress Splendor (botanical name Paulownia). When you invest in the Empress, you are investing in eco-timber farms across North and Latin America. You are supporting farmers and protecting our forests. And you get to share in any profits from the sale of the lumber.
Climate change, soil degradation, and deforestation are issues that will affect us all. World Tree investors are putting their money into action to create impactful nature-based climate change solutions.
We project long-term potential to be high, as the United Nations predicts that demand for timber will double by 2050. Most trees take 20 to 50 years to reach maturity. Empress trees reach hardwood maturity in approximately 10 years and regenerate a new tree after they have been harvested. This means we can keep up with the demand for timber without sacrificing our forests.