Woodland Bond’s primary aim is to create
We do this by acquiring small woodlands that are usually uneconomical for commercial forestry purposes.
We offer unfenced plots within each of the woods for sale. By buying a wood from us you will be able to use and enjoy your woodland investment.
Hello, my name is John Tunnicliffe, founder of The Woodland Bond. Thank you for your interest in this new and exciting project. Here I hope to explain what Woodland Bond is, why I started it and what it can offer. And to show you how you can benefit from this very enjoyable and safe investment for as long as you want and even benefit your benefactors. I think the best place to start is with my own experiences and the influences that led me to start the Woodland Bond. I purchased my first Woodland in 2006. I had many reasons for my decision to buy but some of the key factors are as follows:
A Solid Investment
I wanted a safe rock solid investment to add to my investment portfolio something away from the Banks and Financial institutions, as they were not looking as dependable for a return as I would like. And I needed something that was unlikely to drop in value. All investments carry a level of risk and I wanted this one to be as low-risk as possible. I wanted it to be Tax efficient meaning that during the life of the investment its value would not be eroded by taxation, like stamp duty and rates and for example. I wanted if possible to actually enjoy my investment not just watch it grow (or fall) on paper or a computer screen I wanted to feel it hold it and be proud of it.
Enjoyment for myself my family and my friends
I wanted it to be low maintenance or should I say more specifically not tie me to huge amounts of time as my work and family life meant spare time was and still is at a premium. At this point, I should say I love being out in the countryside it refreshes and invigorates me, I am a nature lover Plants, Birds, Mammals they all give me great pleasure. If I could find something that family and friends could enjoy, that would be even better. I had always hoped that one day I would own a holiday house in or near one of our National Parks but A, I couldn’t afford it, B, I didn’t want to be tied to maintaining it and C, I couldn’t decide which part of the country I liked best.
I didn’t want my investment to have a negative impact on the environment and what is more if it could be a positive impact so much the better. So I looked long and hard at what was on offer and in the marketplace that fitted my criteria and came across our wonderful UK woodlands. The harder I looked the more the idea of investing in woodland fitted and with the added benefit of the Woodland not being counted in my estate for inheritance tax calculation. So I decided Woodland would be a good investment for me, that is all apart from one small detail. Other than as a child when I had spent many summer days playing in my local woods with friends and as an adult looking after the trees in my garden, I had very little experience of forestry. However I soon discovered that there are specialist forest management companies with plenty of expertise in managing woodland of all shapes and sizes so I decided that I would employ the services of a Forest manager, I was also willing to learn so undaunted I started to educate myself I bought some books on trees and woodland management read them then started my search for suitable woodland. I can’t really describe the jubilation I felt when I first set foot in my very own woodland, only to say it was a magical experience and one I can highly recommend.
Every time I visit I feel elated at the magic of having my own woodland: the Robin that finds me soon after I arrive and then follows me for most of my stay to see if I turn over a log or disturb a branch that may give him a tasty treat; an apple tree that was probably self-seeded from a woodman’s discarded apple core many years ago; a patch of wild primroses unseen before; a sunny tranquil patch of stream bank perfect for a picnic; and on it goes. It just gets better and better the more I visit and enjoy it the more I understand it and the more reward I get from it. Not to mention the surrounding area’s beaches, lakes, mountains, all to be explored. As you can see I get a huge benefit from my woodland I can honestly say it is the best investment I have ever made in that the enjoyment friends, family and I have already had has made it priceless!
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Woodland Bond Ltd