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Teak Forestry, Brazil

Teak Forestry, Brazil

Forestry Investments

Global demand for hardwood has multiplied 25 times in the past 40 years, but this demand has led to the deforestation of vast swathes of land which in turn has impacted on the climate. With natural timber forests in limited supply many countries around the world encourage sustainable forestry.

Timber plantations are a way of meeting increased demands by developing practices that improve forest health and productivity by protecting forests against wildfire, pests, disease and illegal logging.

Sustainable forestry investments are also a wonderful way of creating a positive carbon footprint whilst forestry investment provides investors with a predictable rate of return.

Why choose Teak for your Forestry Investment?

Teak is a fast-growing species – at just six months the trees are already approximately 3 metres tall, and within two years are well-established with a considerable canopy mass.

Whilst other hardwood trees, such as African Mahogany, are grown in Brazil, the plantations require more management to deal with threats from ants and fungus. Teak contains a natural oil (silica) which makes the timber termite and pest resistant.

In addition to its fast growth, teak benefits from fast rates of carbon sequestration, meaning that large amounts of carbon are absorbed from the atmosphere and stored in the wood. This helps with climate control giving forestry investment green credentials.

The lifecycle of a teak tree is around 20 – 25 years making it a natural match for long-term investing with both physical growth in size and value over time. The process of forest thinning at set intervals in the trees lifecycle clears the forest canopy leaving the remaining trees with space for growth. Teak trees cut down during forest thinning are sold for timber with investors benefiting from higher returns in thinning years.

Teak is a luxury hardwood for which there is a high demand and limited supply.

Whilst many Asian countries have banned cutting of their natural teak forests, deforestation around the world continues at an alarming rate. On 25th March 2010 the UN released a report showing between 2000 and 2010 a staggering 13 million hectares of forest was destroyed each. These factors highlight the only viable option for sustainable teak use is through teak timber plantations.

Over the last 50 years teak has increased in price by an average of 6% per year. These historic indicators coupled with the continued imbalance of supply and demand lead analysts to predict this trend will continue.

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Why Invest In Brazil

Brazil is among the world’s ten largest economies and accounts for over 40 per cent of South America’s total GDP and in 2011, Brazil overtook the United Kingdom as the world’s seventh largest economy in terms of GDP.

Brazil, Russia, India and China are amongst the most exciting emerging markets in the world.

Goldman Sachs predicts the BRIC group will soon be responsible for 50 per cent of worldwide demand for exports due to their growing domestic consumption.

 For more information on investing in Brazil click here


Emerald Knight is proud to introduce another exclusive timber investment opportunity.

Investment Highlights:

  • Emerald Knight are proud to introduce another exclusive forestry investment opportunity.
  • The Investment has the option to be fully managed and offers a FIXED 10%-12.5% Annual Return.
  • The Investment will return 10-20% at Thinning Years.
  • The First Thinning process will take place August-September 2012.
  • Option to Exit after Year 3 with CapitalL Uplift of 5%.
  • Low Entry Level of £5000.
  • This Investment is Secure as it is held in Trust by UK Trustees.
  • SIPP Approved

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This is not an offer to participate in a collective investment scheme as defined in the Financial Services and Markets Act (2000) section 235 and as such buyers will not have access to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme or the Financial Ombudsman Scheme.