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August 7, 2012

New investors for Green Triangle’s 46,000-ha estate

New Forests announced that it has introduced new investors to make an investment in the Green Triangle Forest Trust. GTFT was established in March 2012 via the acquisition of the plantation assets of Auspine Ltd by New Forests Australia, New Zealand Forest Fund and a co-investor.

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June 25, 2012

Timberland in Institutional Investment Portfolios: Can Significant Investment Reach Emerging Markets?

A survey was carried out to improve the understanding of current investment patterns in forestry by investors and of the framework in which such investments are made.

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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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US Forest Service Teams With Society Of American Foresters on Research

WASHINGTON, – U.S. Forest Service scientists contributed to a far-reaching report that will help land managers make decisions about how forests are best managed to help offset carbon emissions, including the use of forest biomass for energy.

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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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31 January 2011

National Trust moves to save Forestry Commission woodlands

The National Trust could step in to save the Forestry Commission's English forests, which the Government wants to sell off.

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February 4, 2011

Weyco Earnings and Timberland Sale

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January 28th, 2011

Defra Forestry Plans Revealed

The UK governement has unveiled its long-awaited plans for the Forestry Commission, proposing to lease woodland to private sector operators and hand over control of England´s heritage forests to charitable trusts.


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January 6, 2011

Misreporting on Weyerhaeuser

Timberland and timber REIT (real estate investment trust ) investors continue to wade through "erroneous and underreported analysis in financial outlets" writes Forisk blog which is a forest economics research firm. In a recent article Weyerhaeuser , now structured as a REIT, was called the worst performers in S&P. The Forisk blog show the comparative performance of the three publicly traded timber REITs: Plum Creek (PCL), Rayonier (RYN), Potlatch (PCH); and Weyerhaeuser. Read blogg

There are also reports far more positive about Weyerhaeuser

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July 9, 2010

Seeing the Forest for Its Hedges

FOR decades, some university endowments, pension funds and other big investors have put part of their money to work in the woods. They’ve bought large tracts of timberland, viewing them as an asset class separate from stocks, bonds and other forms of real estate.


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by Dr. Radut