Investing in tropical forestry offers an opportunity to contribute to the lasting recovery of nature.
The worldwide increasing demand for wood will result in further price increase. Because of the long growth cycles, the supply of tropical hardwood cannot be expanded rapidly.
Timber prices tend to follow inflation; harvests can be delayed when timber prices are down; larger diameter trees are disproportionately more valuable than smaller ones.
Historically, wood prices do not follow stock markets.
Brazil is the largest exporter of soybeans in the world. The industry attracts billions of dollars in capital. However, when compared to reforestation, soybeans present a less attractive return for a higher capital intensive business.