Most forest farmers know that growing timber is a good investment. Some forest farmers, however, and many new timberland investors may not fully understand the basic ingredients that make up a forestry investment. Like other ventures, forest farming involves costs and revenues, and rates of return can be calculated. These rates can be compared with interest rates for other investments, but forest farming is not exactly like your other investments. It has special qualities.
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