Forestry

Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment

A decade ago, 100,000 volunteers from the Senegalese villages of Casamance and Siné Saloum joined together to replant 80 million mangrove trees, the world’s largest mangrove restoration program. Ten years later, the mangroves have sequestered more than 160,000 tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking more than 100,000 cars off the road every year. The […]

Forestry Investment

For many property and land investors investing in commercial woodlands and forests is becoming more popular by the day. The concept around forestry investment is not new but attracts significant investor interest because it is considered to be one of the most tax efficient ways to invest in land in the United Kingdom. The UK […]

Scottish government announces £160 million investment for forestry and agriculture

The Scottish government has announced an additional £160 million for forestry and agriculture in its latest Programme for Government. The money includes £100 million for planting for Scottish Forestry, alongside £30 million to Forestry and Land Scotland to expand national forests and land. A further £20 million has also been allocated to increase the supply […]

Japanese government considering “energy forests” as renewable energy source

As part of efforts to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the Japanese government is considering securing “energy forests” for the specific purpose of growing sources for woody biomass power generation, officials said Wednesday. Greater dependence on woody biomass is believed to help mitigate climate change as the growing of forests absorbs carbon dioxide […]

Shasta College logging training program now licensed to sell timber

Students in Shasta College’s logging operations program are helping defer their program’s costs while they train. They’re selling logs they harvest to North State sawmills. It’s an income stream made possible by the college’s recently-acquired commercial timber operator license. That license means students in the college’s Heavy Equipment Logging Operations (HELO) program can learn all the steps involved […]

UK forestry sector continues to grow

The sector is growing fast as private and public companies and individuals capture the move towards sustainability. According to Savills Spotlight: UK Forestry report, in 2019 there was clear evidence of new buyers entering the UK forestry market attracted by the recent performance of the asset class, but also drawn to the environmental benefits of […]

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