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Value of productive forestry land jumped 13.5% in 2015

Value of productive forestry land jumped 13.5% in 2015 | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it
Sales of UK investment forestry have increased three-fold in the past five years to £137m, according to a joint report by Savills and Scottish Woodlands.

The average value of productive forestry land increased nearly 13.5% in 2015 year-on-year to £8,615/ha.

Prime spruce plantations are still fetching top prices but the market is becoming increasingly segmented, say agents.

Nearly 52,000 acres changed hands in 2015, but like farmland, factors such as location and access are having a more significant bearing on prices paid than before, as well as timber species and plantation age.
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Timber harvesting at record high

Timber harvesting at record high | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

Timber harvesting in Scotland reaches its highest level on record, according to Forestry Commission Scotland.

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Scotland's timber industry warns of forest slump

Scotland's timber industry warns of forest slump | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

Scotland's forestry and timber industry has said not enough trees are being planted now to meet expected demand for wood in 50 to 100 years time. Industry body Confor said trees for commercial use could take up to 40 years to grow but that there had been a fall in planting since 1990.


Public agency Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) said there were good levels of supply for the next 20 years. It said it would need to work with the private sector to meet later demand.


Confor said FCS's 50-year and 100-year timber supply forecasts showed a shortage of 60 million cubic metres of timber.

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