WHY INVEST IN BIA TREE PLANTING PROJECTS?
The investment outlook of timber is today as promising as it was during the twentieth century. In particular, timber is the single best performing asset of the last 30 years. From 1976-2005 timber saw average annual returns of over 13%. If you had invested $20,000 in timber in 1972, you'd be sitting on over a million dollars in 2006. That is better than stocks (70% less), real estate (75% less) and bonds (76% less). Links to articles about the attractiveness of investments in growing trees for harvest are here. Detailed calculations of potential gross return of an investment in mahogany trees are provided here.
BIA MOTIVES TO PLANT
We have multiple motives for making this offer to potential investors:
- We still have 3000 hectares available for tree farming and
there are many opportunities in acquiring deforested land in the same area.
- Our tree farms benefit the local community by providing much
needed employment in the area. The more trees we can plant the more families
will be employed.
- Trees are among the earth's most useful and beautiful
products of nature. Trees are crucial to mankind's survival. The oxygen we
breathe is released by trees and other plants - two mature trees provide enough
oxygen for a family of four; trees prevent erosion; trees provide food,
shelter, and material for animals and man. As trees grow they help reduce
global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the
trees and the soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. One acre of trees
removes 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide per year. Investing in trees helps improve
- Trees planted on farms offer to woodworkers an alternative to
material acquired through rainforest clear-cutting, in this way relieving some
of the pressure in the remaining world's rainforests.
- Our long term vision for the future use of the land we own is
to convert it into a protected privately owned forest by means of an ecological
easement of the land. As a matter of fact we already allocated sub areas within
our tree farms to non-commercial plants and trees without intention of
harvesting them. The fruit and shelter trees are planted to provide habitat for
wildlife, in particular birds. We plan to have as many land as we can acquire converted
to forest once we harvest planted trees.
YOUR MOTIVES TO INVEST IN TREE FARMING
Your investment motives can be various. You can invest in natives trees for you or for anyone you choose. You may want to use the proceeds of the sale of your trees for your retirement or a college education for your children or grandchildren. You may give or transfer your trees to anyone, any charity, or organization you wish. You may choose to keep the timber from your trees for your own use, sell it yourself, or have us sell it for you. You can choose to keep your trees forever on our tree farms if you want to compensate your carbon footprint or jut because you just like trees and realize about trees importance for human beings. Also you can be a share holder and support one of our multiple reforestation programs to save nature and continue preserving species on danger of extinction
Trees are a tangible real asset. You can visit our tree farms and see and touch your trees at any time. Your trees are yours to do with whatever you choose.