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Sustainable Forestry in Panama

Sustainable Forestry in Panama

In the current property and financial climate, sustainable forestry projects offer a low-risk investment opportunity with additional environmental benefits. The Princess project is the only timber investment to offer guaranteed returns payable in just 5 short years.

  Princess Project – Paulownia Forest.

The Princess Tree, officially known as Paulownia, is recognized as the fastest growing hardwood in the world. The timber it produces is durable and strong, lightweight and fire resistant. Unlike other Tropical timbers, the demand for Paulownia is not being met by abundance of plantations and, as a carbon reducing facility; it absorbs more CO2 than any other Tropical plantation tree.

The world market price, supply and demand, speed of growth and quick return on investment make Paulownia an ideal commercial plantation tree. Moreover, a buyer for the timber has already been found with a bonded purchase guarantee in place, ensuring your investment return is completely guaranteed.

Private investors are invited to join in this project by purchasing individual plots of land providing net returns of up to 13.7% per annum over a total investment period of twenty years. Not just an exceptional financial investment, buyers can enjoy a variety of tax breaks, assurance of security and enjoy the environmental benefits and community initiatives facilitated by the project.

Key points

  • Low investment amount from just 35,000 US$ per unit
  • Gross return of 145,200 US$ over 20 years
  • Guaranteed returns of up to 13.7% p.a. for 20 years
  • Returns paid every 5 years
  • Tax advantages
  • SIPP qualified
  • CO2 climate change mitigation
  • Benefits to local communities
  • Land held in trust
  • Timber buyer with bonded guarantee

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Investment returns

  • The investor will receive 660 trees per hectare of land purchased
  • A lease will be registered in his/her name for 21 years, which will produce 4 timber harvests
  • A purchase price of USD 275 per m3 of timber is guaranteed by World Paulownia LLC, if the investor wishes to take this option
  • A 5-year old Paulownia tree produces at least 0.2m3 of processed wood
  • The total m3 produced per plot over the 4 harvests is 528 m3
  • Based on a 35,000 USD investment, this will provide a return of USD 145,200 per plot
  • The harvesting, processing and transportation will be carried out by a management company of your choice (unless you wish to organise it yourself) which is likely to charge 10% of the value of your timber sales
  • This produces a net return of 13.7% per annum over 20 years, after the initial investment amount has been deducted

Investors Safety Guaranteed

Silva Tree investment opportunities have been carefully created to ensure maximum investor safety. All projects are backed by a trustee structure and complete, transparent paperwork is available for every aspect of every project. All our projects are designed as certified Carbon offset projects and, as such, are regulated by 3rd party verification bodies.

  • Project safety nets in place
  • Land held in trust
  • Clear land and tree ownership
  • Complete transparency

Citadel trustees

The Princess Project had been designed with maximum investor security in mind, employing a firm legal structure whereby land is kept in trust with UK based Citadel Trustees for the lifetime of the investment. Citadel’s highly experienced team has been providing trustee and stakeholder services for more than 25 years, handling in excess of £65 million/$130 million of client funds annually. Citadel´s Head Office is based in Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom and the company has branch offices or associated companies in Spain, India, Thailand and China from which it services its international client base.

Project buffers

In accordance with the VCS and CCB carbon standards, project buffers must be kept aside to account for unforeseen events which may damage the project stock. A detailed project risk calculation is performed and buffers are maintained accordingly.

Project Location

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