Good time for switch to tim­ber

Australian Forests and Timber - - IN THE NEWS -

FORESTRY will con­tinue to of­fer sound in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties post-Brexit, ac­cord­ing to Scotland’s lead­ing ru­ral prop­erty con­sul­tancy. CKD Gal­braith, which ad­vises clients on wood­land man­age­ment across Scotland, said that forestry would con­tinue to of­fer sta­ble in­vest­ment plat­forms whilst more com­mon in­vest­ment routes are sub­ject to con­tin­u­ing un­cer­tainty. With Scotland’s agri­cul­tural sec­tor wit­ness­ing low com­mod­ity prices and fall­ing sub­sidy pay­ments, now is an op­ti­mum time for farm­ers and landown­ers to branch out and con­sider cre­at­ing wood­land on their land. Wood­land is a pop­u­lar long-term in­vest­ment op­por­tu­nity given the high value of pro­duc­tive forestry land and strong tim­ber prices. Ac­cord­ing to the Forestry In­dex, the re­turns from wood­land have av­er­aged around eight per cent for the past 20 years.

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