The results of the current field trials enable calculation of estimated value gains for forest growers. Forest growers as well as wood processors can expect both log and wood prices to be higher for trees of the Production Varieities. Also, captured carbon can be expected to be substantially higher.
We can assist in developing strategies that will enable you to achieve the value gains available from our Production Varieties. A range of genetic selection options are available.
Business cases supporting purchase of Production Varieties have been produced for a number of clients, complete with risk and sensitivity analyses and financial calculations of net present values on yields realised up to the crop rotation end (approx. 30 years). For example, projected gains in volume, log quality and wood quality can exceed $22,000/ha, representing a NPV of approximately $2,200/ha at an 8% discount rate.
The additional cost of planting stock of Production Varieties is approximately $300/ha (or less, since fewer trees may be planted), representing a benefit/cost ratio of greater than 7 times.