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    So there is a fellow "stuck" in Nicaragua called the wandering investor.

    He has put up a couple neat posts on investing and this one struck a chord.

    Teak wood plantation

    Now not for a miniute am I contemplating buying land and buying into the scheme as described (Buy land, get into some sort of orginization yadda yadda yadda) but it is intriguing in that Chilo has those 5 mz of dead land out by the old Victoria sugar mill. As do 4 other family members, each with 5 mz as well.

    25mz would be a good plot of teak or mahogany (or both) to cut off in 15 to 20 yrs - Heck it has been sitting dead for 12 yrs already..

    The most learned Mr Cook Show did chime in on buddy's thread with some valid concerns if any one who was not a national (the focus of the piece was to have foreign nationals be registered for the plantations) had actually successfully sold the harvested lumber.

    I have to ping him on that.
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    Exporting that kind of lumber might be problematic.

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    Panama has some sort of plan like this but I don't know the ins and outs. If it has government subsidies and you can outsmart everyone in the food chain, it might be good.

    I originally thought of doing a hardwood project like this here until I found out I would have to pay a guard to watch the trees so the neighbors wouldn't cut them for firewood.

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    So Daniel was goint to the Cyber to print the paper for reading when he mentioned that the PN ware called to the plots to evict squatters that occupied some of the plots over the past 2 months. Suprisingly the PN did and the land is baron again.

    Damn shame it is - Nice soil (but parched) and an unlimited aquifer only 20' down.

    Have up to read up a bit on Teak and other woods - My criteria (as mentioned in the thread already) is bitter leaves for cows, crap wood to burn then wood/tree of some value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    So Daniel was goint to the Cyber to print the paper for reading when he mentioned that the PN ware called to the plots to evict squatters that occupied some of the plots over the past 2 months. Suprisingly the PN did and the land is baron again.

    Damn shame it is - Nice soil (but parched) and an unlimited aquifer only 20' down.

    Have up to read up a bit on Teak and other woods - My criteria (as mentioned in the thread already) is bitter leaves for cows, crap wood to burn then wood/tree of some value.



    CR had a deal ten years ago,, one way to get a residency was to invest $50K in a teak planting.
    I looked into it. They would also accept a $50K certificate of deposit in a CR bank,, that you couldn't touch for five years.

    Trees (if any were indeed planted) should be ready for harvest by now.

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