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Forests Are a Treasure. But Are They Good Investments?

January 17, 2017

Forests Are a Treasure. But Are They Good Investments?

January 13, 2017 | By

Trees don’t watch the stock market. Forests keep growing — and potentially increasing their value — even when inflation surges or the market swoons.

Big investors, like university endowments and insurance companies, have long allocated money to timberland in places like Oregon’s fir-and-spruce forests, Georgia’s pine plantations and Appalachia’s hardwood groves.

Until a few years ago, retail investors were mostly shut out of this market. The deals were too big, involving thousands of acres and tens of millions of dollars.

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February 3, 2016

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