An opportunity to invest in an already established forest ranging from second rotation forests (already had their first harvest) or forests that are closer to their harvest date.
RDNZ partners with Individuals and Family Offices, expertly handling the sourcing, acquiring and management of tailored freehold forest investments and portfolios.
Typical Portfolio Size: 250 to 5,000 hectares
RDNZ partners with Corporates, Institutions and Funds, expertly handling the sourcing, acquiring and management of tailored freehold forest portfolios.
Typical Portfolio Size: 2,000 to 20,000 hectares
Forestry investment plays a pivotal role in reaching New Zealand’s climate change goals.
Building a diversified investment portfolio is key to achieving long term investment success while managing the risks associated with the investment assets. So where does a forestry investment like the Awatea Forest Fund sit?
The minimum investment amount may vary depending on investment style and structure.
A Radiata pine forest will tend to reach a mature and merchantable size around 24 years old and will typically exhibit strong growth and tree form through to 35 years. Optimal harvest is targeted at 26 to 28 years before the time value of money begins to inflect with growth rates.
RDNZ pays special attention to the investment structure including the impact of taxation on the investment. Forestry tends to be considered a tax efficient investment due to the way in which tax losses relating to forest costs of establishment, silviculture and ongoing administration can be held and offset against future incomes. RDNZ is not a tax professional and recommends that all investors seek professional tax and investment advice relating to their own circumstances.
The amount of carbon stored will depend on the size (weight) of the tree. Mathematically speaking, one tonne of green wood biomass is equal to one tonne of carbon dioxide or one carbon credit. One hectare of trees is likely to store around 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide at its ‘average’ age (age 16) and approximately 1,000 tonnes right before harvest. To put this in context, per capita NZ emissions rest around 7 tonnes per annum, so the ‘average’ carbon storage of a one-hectare investment is enough to offset approximately 71 years of human emissions.
Roger Dickie New Zealand and Forest Management New Zealand encourage investors to participate in forest visits that are typically held annually around the same time as Annual General Meetings (AGMs). Separate access may be organised via the Forest Manager under a permit based system where the forest may be enjoyed in a safe manner.
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