How can forestry investments benefit the environment?

Investing in forestry is an investment that will benefit not simply your future, but the planet, making it a better place for future generations by neutralising C02, providing clean water, reducing soil erosion, providing crucial habitat for animals and jobs for people.

"The importance of forests cannot be underestimated."

The World Wildlife Fund explains; “The importance of forests cannot be underestimated. We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Besides providing habitats for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests also offer watershed protection, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change.”

It is our duty to help to take action to stop the disastrous effects of deforestation, something that National Geographic calls a modern day plague. Each year huge areas of forests disappear – the equivalent of half the size of England. The situation is so severe, that the world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

The time to take action is now! As the Chinese proverb so rightly states - “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

The JP Forestry Investments plantations are predominantly eucalyptus, a fast growing tree which is the most efficient species in absorbing carbon. According to a study by the National Forest Corporation in Chile, the eucalyptus tree captures 29.9 tons of CO2 per hectare per year (tCO2/ha/year). Each person generates approximately 2.3 tons of CO2 per year, so by investing in one hectare of eucalyptus trees, you won’t just be seeing strong and steady annual returns, but you will be neutralising the CO2 produced by 13 people.

An investment in sustainable forestry is a green investment which you can make with both your head and your heart. Find out more (link to the investment breakdown).

“The symbolism – and the substantive significance – of planting a tree has universal power in every culture and every society on Earth, and it is a way for individual men, women and children to participate in creating solutions for the environmental crisis.”

Al Gore

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