Author Topic: investing in tree farms + carbon credits  (Read 1261 times)

maki

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investing in tree farms + carbon credits
« on: January 14, 2015, 04:00:18 PM »
Is anyone here doing any investing in tree farms?

I know there are some in Central America for tropical hardwood, but I have an opportunity to contribute to something like this where I live. I'm somewhat conservation-minded, so the investment would serve multiple purposes to me (rather than to just solely generate income).

I think I'd also be able to sell my carbon credits. Does anyone here have any experience in that, too (pricing/buyers/etc.)?

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Re: investing in tree farms + carbon credits
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 04:10:04 PM »
I'm not doing anything like this, but what do the actual numbers look like?  Specifically, what % return are people getting on such an investment?  Knowing nothing about it, it's hard to expect that it would be a better investment than an index fund.

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Re: investing in tree farms + carbon credits
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 04:28:09 PM »
I don't know much about it, but I am interested. I am studying for my forestry license currently and see great potential for this in the not too distant future. I also asked a question last month about fossil fuel divestment and got bupkis. I am mostly posting to make following this thread easy.

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Re: investing in tree farms + carbon credits
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 06:05:19 PM »
I've always wanted to. Do something like this as well. Posting to follow. I hope you get some good advice.

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Re: investing in tree farms + carbon credits
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 11:36:49 PM »
The Australian experience has been that all that you can harvest from these investments Sare tax losses