Your freehold forestry plot consists of three assets in one: timber, biomass and land. As the trees mature, their timber volume increases and becomes more valuable. After a rotation of 10 years, the Acacia trees are harvested, the timber processed and sold.
The usual rotation for forestry investments is up to 30 years. Our Acacia investments have a recommended investment term of 10-25 years. This shorter term is the result of intensive tree management that allows the trees to grow faster and thus be harvester sooner.
Your trees can be harvested and sold them whenever you wish. Naturally the older the trees are, the more valuable they become. As you have the freehold title you can then sell your land or make another (much cheaper) rotation.
Should you need to sell prior to the end of your recommended rotation, you have three options available to you (although, to maximise your returns we recommend that this is not done unless absolutely necessary).
- You are free to sell your trees to a third party of your choice. We will be happy to help you with this, should you wish.
- Upon your instruction, we will be more than happy to offer your trees to our other clients.
- We may be interested in buying your trees back from you.
Yes! You are welcome to visit the plantations at anytime. We would be more than pleased to help you with tips and directions for your journey.
You do not need to know a lot about Acacia to make this a profitable investment for you. Your management company of choice will have all the necessary knowledge and experience to ensure a good development of your timber. You can also find plenty of information about Acacia/Robinia/Black Locust on the internet.
Yes it does! A hectare with Acacia timber binds (on average) 17 tons of CO2 per year. A typical household emits 9 tons of CO2 per year. So if you buy Acacia trees, you more than compensate for your own CO2 emissions.