Forestry investments have not decreased in the last few decades, where all eyes have turned on environmental issues. While deforestation remains a concern for many activists and consumers, there continues to be a market for wood. In fact, this market expands all the time as do opportunities for forestry investment.
Make no mistake: trying to go paperless by using computers for everything from buying goods to banking makes an impact on waste, but not as much as one might hope. Remember that computers have to be packaged in something: usually corrugated cardboard. Guess where that comes from: of course, wood pulp. That wood pulp also contributes to the making of receipts and labels. These might not seem like much, but think of a warehouse full of computers, printers, iPads, and so on. That is a lot of paper.
Meanwhile, any visit to a furniture and housewares store will lead to a revelation: consumers like wood. They are interested in exotic hardwoods from around the world, much of it originating in countries such as Ghana, Brazil, parts of Asia, and Eastern Europe. While North American states and provinces continue to export more wood than any other country in the world, it is more and more common to see a label bearing the name of some other nation than ever before. Forestry investment is big business.
Moreover, consumers are interested in the market for sustainable wood, opening up yet more forestry investment opportunities. Consumers are interested in products which carry a label testifying that its source is well maintained and replanted. This is how consumers look after their growing environmental consciences. Products they have in mind include furniture, window blinds, and flooring.
A client’s forestry investments could refer to goods or to equipment. Plenty of heavy machinery is involved in the cutting and transporting of wood from its place of origin to a plant where it is processed. Special logging trucks are designed to carry full-length logs.