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Stay up to date with the latest thinking on forestry, the climate, and the business of growing trees.

Here, you will find a curated feed of media covering topics such as the importance of growing trees from an environmental standpoint, and why it’s imperative we use more wood and transition to a circular bioeconomy.

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Save on tax and save the planet: put some money in forestry

David Prosser | 17 February 2021

You can’t expect to find a magic money tree, but if you are a wealthier investor, then adding a forest to your portfolio could boost your returns – and it’s environmentally friendly too. David Prosser explores the options.

Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis

Damian Carrington | 17 February 2021

Planting billions of trees across the world is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas.

Why you will see timber trending in the coming years?

Emily Folks | 17 February 2021

Timber is becoming an integral part of the prefabricated construction industry due to its versatility. While prefabrication techniques lack flexibility, they can reduce costs and scheduling constraints, allowing companies to get more done in less time.

Swiss Researchers Have A Simple Idea For Countering Climate Change: Plant A Trillion Trees

Robin Young | 17 February 2021

“It’s like the hippie solution: plant a tree, save the world,” he says. “But the amazing thing is now we’ve got the signs to back it up. It really is this unbelievably powerful tool.”

Why forest restoration is the most successful carbon sequestration technology?

Alexander Watson | 17 February 2021

In this article, we discuss the potential and effectiveness of forests to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Besides cutting current emissions, forests reveal to be the “breakthrough technology” to sequester already emitted carbon on a large scale while restoring valuable habitats for animals, plants, and people.

Timber frame construction and sustainability

Richard Allen | 17 February 2021

Richard Allen, sales director at specialist timber panel manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY, explores how timber frame construction could help us rise to sustainability challenges.

Want a natural alternative asset? Invest in a tree

Francis Chua | 17 February 2021

For example, from the peak to the trough of the global financial crisis, forestry outperformed broader equities by circa 10%, offering investors better downside protection. A similar dynamic was also at play during the dotcom bubble in the early 2000s.

The economy of the future will grow on trees

New Generation Plantations | 17 February 2021

Planting more trees and using more wood in our daily lives can help us mitigate the effects of climate change, reverse biodiversity loss and reduce pollution – as long as we do it right.

Seeing the wood for the trees. what’s the ‘true value’ of uk forestry?

Bidwells | 17 February 2021

The total value of the world’s forests was estimated to be $150 Trillion in a recent Boston Consulting Group report – double the value of the global stock markets – with tree’s carbon storage ability amounting to 90% of this value.

ESG factors in forestry investing

unpri.org | 17 February 2021

Forestry investors must consider a range of ESG issues for both direct and indirect investments. Such issues may present material risks to forestry operations and the success of an investment if managed improperly.

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