Private forestry firms in profit

Privately-owned forestry projects are finally making money – some €21 per acre, according to agricultural institute LEI which says this is due to rising world timber prices.

Between 2001 and 2006, private forestry projects lost an average of €50 per acre. LEI says the Netherlands has 1,280 private forestry firms, which own a total 53,810 hectares of woodland.

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