$1.125 billion current assets

10.03% P.A average net return

32+ years of forestry investment

113 assets under management

Where people and place, work together to find sustainable growth.

We’re experts in 
sustainable forestry & 
carbon investments.

Forestry investment plays a pivotal role in reaching New Zealand’s climate change goals.

Why forestry?

Forestry investment is a tangible, profitable, sustainable, and socially responsible way to grow your wealth, backed by the ownership of freehold land.

Current Opportunities

Awatea Forest Fund

Awatea targets 5,000 hectares 
of quality forestry assets for production harvest and carbon forestry. Launch date 9 March 2022.

MINIMUM INVESTMENT

$20k

TARGETED IRR

△ +7%

Private

For further interest in Private forestry investment, please contact Roger Dickie New Zealand to discuss the latest investment opportunities.

Institutional

For further interest in Institutional forestry investment, please contact Roger Dickie New Zealand to discuss the latest investment opportunities.

Investment types

Syndicated

Of our 89 forests 68 are ‘Forest Partnerships’ typically made up of 25 to 35 investors investing between $30,000 and $250,000 over the life of the forest.

Private

Of our 89 forests 19 are owned outright by individuals or families. The typical private forest varies in size from 250ha to 5000ha.

Institutional

Many overseas timber companies, corporations and pension funds have recognized New Zealand’s competitive advantage in plantation forestry and have invested in New Zealand Radiata Pine Forests.

Need to know more?

Read our FAQs.

The minimum investment amount may vary depending on investment style and structure.

  • Syndicated – Retail Forest Partnerships tend to have a minimum NZ $50,000 investment parcel
  • Syndicated – Retail Forest Funds (Awatea Forest Fund) have a minimum NZ $20,000 investment parcel
  • Private – Private direct investment tends to start from NZ $3 million and above per property

Roger Dickie New Zealand and Forest Management New Zealand encourage investors to participate in forest visits that are typically held annually around the same time as Annual General Meetings (AGMs). Separate access may be organised via the Forest Manager under a permit based system where the forest may be enjoyed in a safe manner.

RDNZ pays special attention to the investment structure including the impact of taxation on the investment. Forestry tends to be considered a tax efficient investment due to the way in which tax losses relating to forest costs of establishment, silviculture and ongoing administration can be held and offset against future incomes. RDNZ is not a tax professional and recommends that all investors seek professional tax and investment advice relating to their own circumstances.

The amount of carbon stored will depend on the size (weight) of the tree. Mathematically speaking, one tonne of green wood biomass is equal to one tonne of carbon dioxide or one carbon credit. One hectare of trees is likely to store around 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide at its ‘average’ age (age 16) and approximately 1,000 tonnes right before harvest. To put this in context, per capita NZ emissions rest around 7 tonnes per annum, so the ‘average’ carbon storage of a one-hectare investment is enough to offset approximately 71 years of human emissions. 

A Radiata pine forest will tend to reach a mature and merchantable size around 24 years old and will typically exhibit strong growth and tree form through to 35 years. Optimal harvest is targeted at 26 to 28 years before the time value of money begins to inflect with growth rates.

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