Drum roll please!!!!!
World Tree is excited to announce the official launch of our 2019 Eco-Tree Program. Our big, audacious goal is to fund 3,000 acres of beautiful Empress trees which we will plant with farmers in North and Latin America. These carbon-guzzling trees are going to help us reverse global warming and if all goes according to plan we will bring financial returns for our investors and farmers in the process.
We are calling on all our champions, supporters, investors and farmers to join us in making a big noise about our campaign. We have a big vision and we need your support to fulfill on it.
A bit of history ....
In 2018 we did our first round of investment on WeFunder and it was a huge success. We raised close to $1 million, which allowed us to plant approximately 500 acres of Empress trees. Combined with our acreages from other investors and regions, we now have a total of nearly 2,000 acres under management with over 100 farmers in the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
The Empress tree is the fastest growing tree in the world. It reaches hardwood maturity within 10 years. We plant trees with farmers, who grow the trees under our supervision. When the trees mature, we harvest them for their lumber and share any profits. The farmers receive 50% of the profits, our investors receive 25% and World Tree receives the final 25%.
Why is that a big deal?
1. Every acre of Empress trees absorbs up to 90 tons of carbon per year. That’s equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of four Americans.
2. The trees dump hundreds of thousands of tons of nitrogen rich leaves to the ground, restoring the soil and bringing fertility back to impoverished land.
3. The lumber produced fetches between $3 and $14 per board foot in the current market. That means that one acre of trees grown the right way can produce up to $420,000 of lumber (see our Offering Circular on Form 1-A for more information on risks and returns).
4. We are creating new jobs and new livelihoods for farmers both at home and overseas.
We have poured our sweat, energy, tears and a whole lot of love to build the Eco-Tree Program to this point. Now, we are ready to expand.
We are bringing in a new set of investors to be part of our 2019 “vintage.” If you invest this year, you will become part of a group of investors whose trees will be planted in Spring 2020. Your vintage of trees will be harvested in approximately 10 years, although returns may begin as early as 2027 (for the fastest growing trees) and may continue until 2031 (for the late bloomers).
How you can help us reach our minimum of $250,000
Our first goal is to reach our minimum of $250,000. There are two main ways you can help us - with your money and/or with your voice.
We would love for you to invest. As an incentive to help us reach our goal, the earliest investors get a better price. For every $2,500 invested now we will plant 1 acre of trees. This will increase to $3,000 as the campaign matures.
Even if you can’t invest yourself, if you like what we are doing please share our campaign with your friends and family. It makes a huge difference in helping us get the word out.
Many thanks for you ongoing support,
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