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Old 10-30-2005, 01:42 AM   #41
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Re: Tropical Tree farms as an investment
Old 10-30-2005, 01:55 AM   #42
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You're right. I shouldn't look an internet stock tip gift horse in the mouth.

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Thank you, Mr. Wabinson! But I own plenty already. I need to have a stock tip I can sink my teeth into, anal-ize and research to death. What are you excited about right now?
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i know firsthand that it can be profitable. ie 60k/yr in a 12x12 room. sounds SOOOOOOOO enticing, but i already had a little problem in that area.

and your right, the penalties are not stiff. so if you've got a clean record, try it. You'd probably like it
Did I just read that?
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Hey, Wildcat, you should know that weed is Ky's number one crop...
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Old 10-30-2005, 02:34 PM   #45
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That's why I didn't wander too far from the streams + lakes during my fishing expeditions.
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In my former life I audited the HR processes of a lumber mill.* Drug testing was a major reason for non-selection.* "Pot?", asked I.* "No, that's the local cash crop.* Meth, if they could stay off of it for a week or two it wouldn't show in the UA.", replied the HR manager.
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:16 PM   #47
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Ok I have been exposed. I am really a for profit weed farmer. Meth is part of my operation's long-term vision. I am on the ER board to recruit some investors to fund it. Guaranteed profits of 20+% annual and totally uncorrelated with the mkt. But anyway how bout them Wildcats.
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:09 PM   #48
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Hey Doug,

There are some of these out in NZ and they are not a scam. They buy the land, plant the seeds, and the harvests come in 25-30 years. One can also buy several years old in order to cut down the timeline. Happy investors from before apparently. Big business in NZ.

Can't speak for Costa Rica.

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Ok, this Google Ad for Tropical Tree Farms kept showing up on my Costa Rica Travel Blog page and so I had to check it out.

It sounds like an interesting idea. You give them a chunk of cash to plant 100 trees ($3-4000 depending on the type of trees) in Costa Rica and then you get a steady income at the various harvest points (7, 10, 13, 17, 21 and 25 years). Based on one projection of the increase in tropical hardwood lumber prices, your initial investment pays off a total of $118,000. The income stream if it's real sounds pretty amazing. And they are claiming a very environmentally sensitive operation. Sounds really good. Can even do investment in your IRA.

Has anyone had any experience with this type of investment or this company?* I'd love to hear feedback, experiences.
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Thank you, Mr. Wabinson! But I own plenty already. I need to have a stock tip I can sink my teeth into, anal-ize and research to death. What are you excited about right now?
For gambling money go buy some January or February 50 calls on PPD. Short squeeze is on tap.

For long term, I think CHC looks fairly absurdly cheap. STON is cheap, too.
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Ok, this Google Ad for Tropical Tree Farms kept showing up on my Costa Rica Travel Blog page and so I had to check it out.

It sounds like an interesting idea. You give them a chunk of cash to plant 100 trees ($3-4000 depending on the type of trees) in Costa Rica and then you get a steady income at the various harvest points (7, 10, 13, 17, 21 and 25 years). Based on one projection of the increase in tropical hardwood lumber prices, your initial investment pays off a total of $118,000. The income stream if it's real sounds pretty amazing. And they are claiming a very environmentally sensitive operation. Sounds really good. Can even do investment in your IRA.

Has anyone had any experience with this type of investment or this company? I'd love to hear feedback, experiences.
DON'T DO IT! I invested in this company, and seriously regret it. For more information, see the following link:

Investors Hub - Investing in Timber

Many unhappy investors in TATF have posted on this board.

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David, Just a FYI - the thread you just posted to has been dead for two and a half years.
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What tropical trees aren't a good investment?
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:30 PM   #53
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Has anyone had any experience with this type of investment or this company? I'd love to hear feedback, experiences.
I heard about this type of investment from a friend of a friend and turned it down. Even if the investment turns out to be legitimate and not a scam, I would have no way of determining whether such an investment is a good investment (i.e., it's outside my circle of competence). I prefer to stick with what I know.
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Tropical American Tree Farms is not a good investment. Others may or may not be good. Do your own due diligence.

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