In our last installment on Timberland Investing, we discussed the unique ability that timber has as a capital asset to increase in quantity (and quality) simply because of biological growth. It’s certainly one of the exceptional “perks” associated with this investment vehicle, and is a variable that can be improved by sound forest management practices.
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Strong demand and moderately low inventories (mostly due to weather conditions) have created a steady and strong transactional situation in general across the industry. Log prices are seeing the effects of this consistent demand for lumber and have increased in response.
The Spotted Lanternfly is the latest invasive species to infest the Northeast. While it is currently only found in Southeastern PA, the Department of Agriculture is hoping to keep it that way. We need your help to stop the #SpottedLanternfly from spreading. It is a major threat to some of our most valuable commodities, including: hardwoods, grapes, hops, stone fruits, apples, etc. Early detection is vital to control this invasive pest and protect the region’s agriculture and natural resources-related businesses.
Investing in timberland may be unfamiliar to most mainstream investors… but it’s no stranger to institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. Sources from 2014 indicate that large institutional investors have over $45 billion invested globally in timberland… and this trend has continued to accelerate. It was reported in 2014 that in the US alone, Timber Investment Management Organizations (management groups that specifically aid institutional investors and high net worth individuals in managing their timberland investments) managed over 23 million acres of forestland investments, representing approximately 7% of total privately owned timberland. So what is it that entices investors enough to spend over $45 billion to invest in timberland - what makes it such an attractive investment?