If you own forest land, you may be wondering if you can make money growing trees. There are many factors to consider in determining the answer to this important question. Even if income from timber is not your primary objective, management to improve wildlife, recreation, or other values can result in a profitable timber investment.
Consider this projection:
Demand for forest products is expected to double by the year 2030 because of a growing population and an increasing per capita use of wood and paper products. With decreasing harvests in National Forests, the nation is depending on the productive woodlands of the South to meet this demand. This is more wood than the entire nation harvests now, and translates into a significant opportunity for landowners who are managing their timberland now.
Currently, timber growth exceeds harvest, but some problems exist:
* There is a steady decline in forest land because many landowners harvest timber without proper planning for reforestation.
* Growing cities, agricultural expansion, and other uses steadily convert forest land to other uses.
These problems make it necessary to grow more wood on fewer acres, which requires more intensive management.
Investing in forestry is complex business, but when all factors are considered, forest management can be a profitable investment for many landowners. Your decisions must be based on your land, your ability to invest, and your goals.
price : 3.600 € / hectar ( 2.5 acres )