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"Investing in retail managed forestry investments is in principle relatively straight forward.

"The average radiata pine export price for a pruned log over the four years to end October was $151, according to MAF, although investors need to understand the prices achieved can vary significantly, particularly for smaller operators. Over time that is expected to rise due to a number of factors, including continued world population growth.

"Investors are anticipating a significant return on the carbon credits their forests will earn, although, as yet, no one really understands how that will work. Kearns said currently investors see carbon credits as the cherry on the cake. The return on forests has been traditionally the value of the mature trees plus rises in land values."

To read the full article, see the March 22, 2009,
Business section of the Sunday Star Times.



Forestlands Ė New Zealand Forestry and Land investments