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January 2nd, 2013

Canadian pension fund buys into Kaingaroa

Harvard Management Company, which manages Harvard University’s US$30.7 billion endowment fund, has sold down its stake in the central North Island Kaingaroa forest in New Zealand.

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February 1, 2012

Buy Timber Stocks and Watch Your Money Grow on Trees

(MoneyMorning, Feb 1, 2012) - Chances are you've never considered timber stocks in your investing strategy.

But if that's the case, then you've been missing out.

Timber is a long-term investment that can reward your portfolio in good times, and protect it in bad.

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October 30, 2011

Some Timberland Transactions and Other Stuff

I've had several requests for an update on issues surrounding timberland investments and transactions to date for 2011 so I am posting a chart of the transactions of which I am aware. I will also make a comment or two on conservation easements and on who is

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July 22, 2011

Forest companies report questioned by leading Swedish business newspaper

Forest Company evaluates the woods too high in their reports according to the business magazine SvD. At weaker quarter, forest companies assess their forest resources and exploit the forest to clean up quarterly results according to analysts.

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July 7th, 2011

USA - GFP puts forests on market

Global Forest Partners LP (GFP) has put up for sale the plantation forests, freehold land and carbon assets held jointly by two of its New Zealand-based timber funds.

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Rising timber prices drive up forestry returns

UK forestry investments have outperformed the commercial property markets for the fifth year in a row, according to the Investment Property Databank (IPD) UK Forestry Index.

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May 3, 2011

Norske Skog Sells Forest In Brazil

Oxenøen, Norway, May 3, 2011 - Norske Skog sells forest areas in Brazil as part of the work to improve the company's financial position

Norske Skog has entered into an agreement with CMNPAR Four Participacoes S.A., a Brazilian company advised by Global Forest Partners LP, a US based, SEC registered investment advisor, for the sale of around 21 500 hectares of forest in Brazil, of which 10 500 hectares are productive forest.

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March 28, 2011

More Thoughts on Foreign Investments in Timberland

My last post generated a couple of comments that referenced FIRPTA (Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act) and the likely impact that the law would “keep Asian demand in U.S. timberland muted”. The law has been around since 1981 so I thought that I would take a look at what the impact of foreign investment on timberland has been to date.

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March 3, 2011

Capital Markets and Sustainable Forestry

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16 February 2011

What wood you do to stop this?

The government's announcement that it is postponing the sale of 15 per cent of the Forestry Commission estate, in order to review the site-by-site criteria for disposal is a first victory in the massive grass-roots anti-privatisation campaign.


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