Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
urban trees

This week’s United Nations World Environment Day has called attention to the need for tree planting and proper forest management across the globe, citing ‘urban forestry’ as its new buzzword. The event is held each year in a bid to boost awareness about the need for environmental protection and to

importance of forestry

The US Agriculture Secretary has shared the results of the first year of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)’s Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry project, highlighting the impact forestland owners can have on the country’s natural resource conservation. One year after Tom Vilsack unveiled the plans at

lumber investing

The timber asset class should be looked at as a long term investment and, as such, can return between eight and 10 per cent annually, according to US Trust, part of Bank of America’s private wealth management group. There are a host of advantages that come alongside investing in timber,

global forestry investment

Forests are “critically important” to our planet, the World Bank has said, with interest in investment into the asset class growing as a result. The forestry arena is an essential part of the development solution, with investment into forestry and forestry-related business booming. Whether it is in relation to boosting

commercial forestry

The chairman of a sustainable investment organisation has said that investing in commercial forestry is a good move for businesses, who will see that tackling climate change and stopping deforestation can also be profitable. Eric Bettelheim, CEO and chairman of Floresta Singapore, which works to demonstrate that private sector investment

Wisconsin forest

New legislation has been signed that looks set to change the managed forest programme in one US state. This could, in turn, lead to changes for forest management — and forestry investors — across the country. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has recently signed Senate Bill 434, which will enable

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar

NASA has announced the development of a new Satellite laser mapping technology which will allow the structure of forests – and their carbon capture rates – to be measured for the first time. A laser will be sent into space by America’s space agency in 2018, which will be able

sustainable forestry investment

Sustainable investors will be interested to know that the US Green Building Council (USGBC) has confirmed it is to give credit to the timber produced from forests that are sustainably certified. The council has confirmed that it is to encourage a higher rate of responsibly sourced building across the US

bigleaf maple

Timber investors will be interested to learn that a landmark discovery and court case have paved the way to stamp out one of the sector’s biggest threats to income – timber theft. The US Government has been able to convict timber thieves using a new technique developed by the forest

forestry investment hits the #100 billion mark

The presence of forestry on the global investment stage has grown so much that the investment class has now surpassed $100 billion, according to a sustainable real assets investment specialist. Figures from the Sydney-based specialist, New Forests, have revealed that institutional forestry investment – which comprises direct investments, funds, and