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Investment, Legal and Insurance

Investment and Returns


Video: Trees on Farms - Returns from Harvesting

Member video's that include returns from trees on farms:


Retirement and Succession




Treegrower articles:

Risk management and insurance

Forestry insurance – the next steps


Legal and Tax

Treegrower articles:

Buying or selling land with standing timber

Taxation of forestry

Forestry with lifestyle Some business and tax advice for new owners seeking to combine forestry with lifestyle benefits.

Death, your forest and taxes

Are you in the business of forestry?This article looks at tax deductions and the main tree planting and tending costs, and how their treatment can be different.

Business and environment friendly tax changes

Loss attributing qualifying companies: Perks and your checklist for quirks


Land Tenure


Herstal Ullricht, Rock Farm, Cave, South Canterbury Joint venture; increase farm productivity and profitability

Ken Wigley, Glen Lyon Station, Southern High Country Joint ventures

Donald Gordon, Crofthead, Milton, South Otago Joint ventures; retirement planning

Dougal and Di McIntosh, Ratamarumaru Farm, Wanganui, Middle Districts Forest partnerships

Treegrower articles:

Joint ventures have attractions – but beware the pitfalls

Land tenure may appear simple– but beware the issues


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