Investing income from timber sales

Income from a forest is typically irregular. The right time to sell timber is when the forest’s growth has slowed, and the trees are sufficiently large.

The forest’s growth and logging needs are indicated in the up-to-date forest management plan or in its absence, from services such as OP Forest. Logging decisions should always be made after a field survey. The greatest financial benefit is gained when the forest is logged according to its forest management needs.

Income from timber sales varies significantly, depending on the logging method, the location of the estate and the main tree species. The largest profit per hectare comes from the final felling of the forest. You can earn even more by investing your profits from timber sales, which can already be significant.

Income from timber sales is irregular – typically, a forest owner can expect to earn the following:

  • First thinning: 500 to 1,000 euros per hectare
  • Intermediate felling: 1,200 to 2,500 euros per hectare
  • Regenerative or final felling: 5,000 to 20,000 euros per hectare

OP offers a wide range of investment products

OP offers an extensive range of investment options for your profits from timber sales. Available investments differ in terms of yield and volatility or risk, among other factors. Before selecting the right investment for you, we will help you determine your investor profile.

Our investment specialists at OP cooperative banks can help you select from different investment products.

Investing always involves risk. The value of investments can rise and fall, and an investor can lose part of or all the invested money or never receive the expected return. OP mutual funds are managed by OP Fund Management Company Ltd. Investment services are provided by OP cooperative banks.

Investing your forest income

Our experts will help you choose investment products.