“Greenwood Management has one of the most exciting offers on the timberland investment market and we welcome the publication of its new client report, detailing the progress of its plantation projects in Brazil and Canada,” stated FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins.
The client report offers investors an update on the sustainably managed plantation and informs investors that Greenwood is currently undertaking its infrastructure maintenance programme to prepare for the next round of planting later in 2012.
“We think the fact that Greenwood is issuing regular updates to investors is important at a time when many of their clients are entrusting their cash in tangible timberland product that they will probably never get to visit in person. Seeing really great images of the plantations and the work being done must be very welcome,” added Mr Collins.
The report also outlines the improvements to facilities for the firm’s sponsored student intern programme, which places some of the brightest students into work experience placements with Greenwood lasting for up to three months. The firm has invested heavily in updating and improving its student facilities to make the experience even more positive for those who are lucky enough to get a place, explained FRA.
Finally, there is an update on the current charcoal prices in Brazil - much of the timber grown in plantations such as those run my Greenwood goes to making sustainable charcoal for the steel industry. Mr Collins explained, “These figure are important because the steel industry is such as major market for timber. However, demand is set to rise as a result of the upcoming FIFA World Cup and Olympics, which are both coming to Brazil in the coming four years.
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