Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join
Sign In


Forgot your password?

Not a Member?

Calendar

The upcoming calendar is currently empty.

Click here to view past events and photos »

Latest News


 Home

Online Store: March / April 2013
Main Storefront
        

Bullish on Timberland

Item Options
Sign in for your pricing!
Price: $0.99
Quantity: *
 
Description

This item is a PDF download available for free for FLA members and for $0.99 for non members.

BULLISH ON TIMBERLAND

Still a Solid Investment in Tough Times
It’s a fact: When the market boomed, timberland boomed. And when the market tanked, so did timberland, but not nearly as much as the overall market.

Many forest owners view their land as investments, generating costs and revenues. Rates of return and discounted cash flow values (present values) can be calculated for a forest like any other investment. But timber has unique characteristics that distinguish it from more typical investments. These differences can be used to the forest owner’s advantage, especially when issues like inflation and taxes are involved. The recent economic downturn impacted timberland investments, but the nature of the investment helped minimize the impact.

Forestry requires an investment in two assets: land and timber. If you want to grow timber you must own or rent land. Thus, you have some level of automatic diversification in a timberland investment. The market may not treat both assets equally, so in market declines one asset may buffer the impact of the other. This is a double-edged sword in that in bull markets both may not enjoy the same level of price appreciation.
 
By
 
Published in Issue of Forest Landowner Magazine

 

NAVIGATION

LOCATION

CONTACT US

Join
About Us
Donate
Members
Magazine
Policy Issues
Events
Get Involved
Home
News
Resources
Action Alerts
3300 Highlands Parkway, STE 200
Smyrna, GA 30032
Google Map
Toll-Free: 800.325.2954
Phone: 404.325.2954
Fax: 404.325.2955
Email: info@forestlandowners.com