Generally trees can be harvested when they reach their maturity, in the case of mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla) that is after at least 12 years.

The trading platform TTW prevents unqualified felling insofar as only trees are harvested which make sense from a forestry ecological and economic point of view.

Trees that are of very high quality should continue to grow until they have reached their maximum exploitation profitability.

The tree owner liquidates his tree by selling through the TTW trading platform, however, the tree lives on.

Yes, every tree traded on TTW has a permit for felling. However, the tree must have reached its felling maturity.

In the case of mahogany trees, this is at the earliest after twelve years.

On the ever-growing platform only trees can be registered that are certified by TTW.

Each tree farm, whose trees are traded on TTW, passes through a qualification process, which ensures the following points:

  • All trees must grow up in an ecologically healthy environment.
  • Each tree must be regularly checked for quality and health (at least every 6 months).
  • Each tree must be cataloged and provided with its GPS data.
  • The farms must have a felling permit for all available trees.
  • A verifiable and uninterrupted monitoring of forest holdings must be guaranteed.

Everybody who is the owner of one or more qualified trees can offer his trees via the TTW platform.

He can structure his offer individually, but the tree data (age, location and tree species) are unchangeable.
No, only living trees are traded on TTW.

TTW was founded in order to make one of the most attractive and ecologically sensible investments of our time also available to small and medium investors and companies and to simultaneously build up forests and maintain them.

TTW should furthermore enhance an otherwise extremely lengthy recovery process for the tree owner to a flexible portfolio management.

  • As soon as the tree is present in your portfolio
  • Only trees that have reached a minimum age of 3 years may be traded on TTW
  • The trees must be owned by the provider (no installment contracts)
  • The lease for the land must be paid for at least another 3 months.

Before a tree can be offered via the trading platform of TTW, it passes through an inspection system which ensures that the tree exists and is in perfect condition.

However, trees can get sick or die.

In this case, the replanting guarantee ensures a free replacement for the lost tree.

The planting date of the tree is then reset at 0 and the care and rental value is assumed by the operating company for 12 years, which means, however, that the lost time will be borne by the tree owner. Also, the replaced tree can only be resold by the owner after 3 years.

The following risks may disrupt the growth of the trees or lead to complete destruction of individual trees:

Climate change, Tropical storms, Tsunamis, Floods, Earthquakes, Forest fires, Theft, Depreciation or Destruction of the trees by harmful Insects, Death from an unknown cause.

  • If one of the above risks happens, the free replantation guarantee enters into force, and thus the risk to the tree owner is limited only by the loss of time.

Furthermore, political changes in the countries in which the trees grow, can lead to a change in income or property situation, and in most extreme cases, to total loss.

The fiscal situation in the country of origin of the tree owner can develop to his disadvantage, as well as the fiscal situation in the countries in which the trees are planted.

  • The farms are carefully selected, taking into consideration all of these dangers, and are constantly monitored against such risks for the best possible environmental and climate conditions. 

There is a risk that the price of specific tree species is reduced and thus the projected profit expectations are not met. 

Trees can develop more slowly than expected, contrary to the growth forecast, and thus produce lower profits.

Furthermore, there is a risk that at times the owner may not have instant access to his portfolio as a result of tree data breaches or computer virus infection.

With the collapse of the worldwide data network, trading of trees over the period of the collapse would no longer be possible by the tree owner. 

  • In all cases, however, the ownership of the trees is unaffected.

 

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