• Are Your Land and Tree Crop Values Additive?

    10th August 2020

    Forest estate owners or managers often separately engage the services of land and forest valuers to assist in the provision of an independent fair value opinion of their plantation estate (land plus trees). Inconveniently, land and tree crop values are not simply additive.

  • Economic Downturns and Perceptions of Risk

    30th June 2020

    Have you ever wondered at the relationship between strong economic downturns (even recessions) and investors perception of market risk? Economic downturns are a fact of life occurring periodically, often at the most inopportune times. We are now in a sharp economic downturn which is becoming a recession due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

  • Australian Softwood Log Price Trend Anomaly

    2nd June 2020

    Between June 2015 and June 2017 MGP10 prices trended down in real terms in the middle of the most recent and prolonged construction boom. This trend apparently bucked conventional wisdom that prices increase in times of high demand. Three trends in the market were apparent which may explain this unusual event. They are: The increase […]

  • Should New Zealand Export Its Logs?

    17th April 2020

    New Zealand currently exports around NZD3.5 billion of unprocessed roundwood a year[1]. New innovative wood products combined with environmentally friendly construction can create value-adding alternatives which would more than double the current value of roundwood exports. The export of commodities in return for a free flow of finished goods in a global free trading market […]