You could get a 100% return on your investment after 4 years and in year 5 a 200% return on investment. Income can sore with each year with a return of 800% in 10 years. In 15 years you could harvest the Teak trees and earn an income of US$3,000,000 at today's rate of US$1,000 per tree.
There are massive business opportunities such as wood products for building, floor boards, furniture, fence posts, charcoal, firewood for industries. Particular businesses have already been targeted. When big enough, a paper mill could be built. Bamboo makes the best, high quality paper. There is a possible export market with China looking at starting to import.
Bamboo is the hardwood of the future. Harvesting takes place 4-6 years after planting and continues to be able to be harvested each year for the next approximately 66 years. (as opposed to normal hardwood trees that take no less than 20 years to grow so harvesting is only once every 20 years and then after harvesting, new seedlings need to be planted).
For Sale or invest in:125.28 acres of Agricultural land with a Bamboo plantation and Teak Trees and 38.8 acres land fenced within the National Park.
- 3,000 Teak Trees with 15 years remaining before harvest. Current value of 1 mature teak tree is US$1,000.
- 3,500 bamboo stems planted 2 years ago (October 2011)
- 4000 bamboo seedlings in nursery
LAND: 38.8 acres Residential land with houses fenced within the Shimba Hills National Reserve.
Financial Advantages of bamboo
- 1 stem after 4-6 years growth is an average of 12kg with current market price of 120/= per stem.
- 1 stem baked in a kiln produces 4kg charcoal. (30% yield)
- 1/4 price of normal hardwood once made into planks of wood
- Can also be used for industrial firewood
- 5,000 stems per acre per year.
- easy to maintain - minimum labour
- needs only 350mls rain to survive
- Bamboo is slightly more resistant to moisture damage than hardwoods. and naturally tends to repel mold, and mildew