2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #29
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Money Does Grow On Trees: A New Cash Crop
We’ve all heard about the slow process of growing trees as a cash crop; however Empress Splendor™ hardwood trees give the fastest and greatest returns.
According to Wendy Burton, Founder and CEO of World Tree Technologies, Empress Splendor™ Trees grow to timber size in as little as 7 to 10 years. The wood is strong, lightweight and prized by musical instrument makers, cabinet makers and used for windows, doors, spindles, crown molding and trim. The wood has minimal warping, splitting, cracking and does not rot and is insect resistant.
Our parents and grandparents planted trees to enhance the beauty of their homes or to provide a windbreak for other crops. This is no longer the only reason to plant trees; new fast growing species now make it viable to plant trees as cash crops. The Empress Splendor™ is getting a lot of press and inquiries these days from ranchers, crop, dairy, hobby and retired farmers, and many others who have started to delve into the world of hardwood tree plantation based timber. According to Burton, by planting 300 trees per acre, you can produce a minimum of 30,000 board feet of lumber at an average price of $3 to $14 a board foot. Empress Splendor™ Trees regenerate from the stump up to 7 times after each harvest, therefore a farmer only needs to replant every 50 years. Ideal growing zones are 6 to 11.
World Tree Technologies and the Empress Splendor™ Tree present a unique opportunity for growers in the new “Green World” and we believe moving towards a plantation based timber can stop the destruction of old growth forests and supply the world with a natural renewable resource. Farmers are going to be able to put cash back into their hands and wealth can be restored to those individuals investing in a sustainable and environmentally responsible product that works for everyone.
Burton says she and her staff will educate and support customers in learning how to take advantage of the amazing opportunities that exist. She encourages readers to call World Tree Technologies and ask the questions that will make the difference for what matters and is important to them. “We look forward to creating a profitable and positive experience for our customers.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup for inquiries, World Tree Technologies, Inc., 550 West Baseline Road, Suite 102-199, Mesa, AZ 85210 (ph 888-693-8733 or 480-948-0188; info@worldtreetech.com; www.worldtreetech.com).

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