Posts Tagged Forestry Commission

  • The cost to investor and environment

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on March 27th, 2012

    Location : forestry

    The cost to investor and environment

    Timber prices have been increasing for some time and are set to continue to rise with global demand

    Money may not grow on trees – but it can be made from them and investors now stand a better chance of accessing their returns, thanks to an ever-expanding number of open-ended, closed-end and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in timber.

    For some time, timber prices have been on an upward trajectory, a trend many industry experts claim will continue in the medium term as the demand from developing countries, in particular Chin…

  • As timber prices keep on rising, can you grow your money tax-free on trees?

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on December 5th, 2011

    Location : forestry

    As timber prices keep on rising, can you grow your money tax-free on trees?

    While the stock market bounces around wildly, one alternative investment that sits a safe distance away the world’s financial woes has been doing just fine – a new report shows forest values up 34 per cent over the past year.

    Green, sustainable and considered low risk over the medium to long-term, timber sounds like an investors dream, especially when its inheritance tax and capital gains tax free potential is brought into play.

    The catch is that most timber investments require a large amount of capital, run for a lengthy period and …

  • Forestry would seem a safe investment says Savills report

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on November 30th, 2011

    Location : forestry

    Forestry would seem a safe investment says Savills report

    Forestry, which is often seen as a safe investment in uncertain times, is proving an excellent option during the on going financial crisis, according to a report by property consultants Savills and UPM Tilhill.

    The Forest Market Report 2011, published yesterday (Tuesday 29 November) in London, says the strength of the forest market over the past 12 months will be no surprise to those in the industry who have long believed in the potential of the underlying investment returns.

    It claims that as a medium to long term investment, forest pric…

  • If you go down to the woods, you’re sure of a big return

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on October 10th, 2011

    Location : forestry

    If you go down to the woods, you’re sure of a big return

    While the property market might be stagnating, woodland prices have seen a 20 per cent rise over the past 18 months, encouraging more people to buy a copse and watch their investment grow.

    Mistrust of banks and an increased interest in generating fuel have combined with the greater attention given to trees since the sell-off of 635,000 acres of Forestry Commission land was abandoned.

    Mike Tustin, a chartered forester for John Clegg & Co, said: “This heightened awareness has increased demand for woodland, leading indirectly to higher p…

  • New moves to boost tree planting for carbon capture

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on July 27th, 2011

    Location : forestry

    New moves to boost tree planting for carbon capture

    Two new moves announced today are expected to attract significant new investment into UK tree planting projects designed to help combat climate change.

    Planting new forests and woodland helps to counteract the greenhouse gas emissions caused by burning fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas. As trees grow they capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store the carbon as wood and organic matter, whilst releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. Commercial interest in investing in tree planting for carbon capture in this way…