- Updated On:
- September 24, 2021
The property for sale here is 452 acres of land, of which 260 acres are forested, with some of the trees ready to harvest.
Current tree population:
Approximately 30,000 Eucalyptus globulus, ready to be cut as of 2024 (second cut, based on a rotation period of nine to ten years); the trees are currently around 10 meters high.
Approximately 20,000 Eucalyptus grandis, a eucalyptus species with high commercial value, used for furniture making, boat building and pulp production. These trees will next be ready to be cut as of 2024 (second cut, based on a rotation period of nine to ten years).
1,000 Eucalyptus camaldulensis, whose wood can be used for heavy construction work and furniture making, approximately 900 kilograms per square meter. First planted in 2001, now ready for harvest.
26,000 pine trees (Pinus taeda, known as southern yellow pine or loblolly pine, one of the most commercially important trees in the United States). First planted in 2000/2001 with a rotation period of 20-23 years, currently ready to be cut as sawed timber with a total value of approximately USD 1,200,000. Access roads are already fully in place, excellent growth, and sales contracts have already been signed with a local sawmill.
30 acres of native forest with subtropical tree and bush species such as araucaria, “coronilla” (Scutia buxifolia) and “ceibo” (Erythrina crista-galli)
An additional 116 acres of the land could be used for tree plantations.
Notes on the eucalyptus plantations: Due to the ideal climate conditions, eucalyptus trees grow to maturity in Uruguay in nine to ten years, and can be harvested three times without the need to replant. In addition, the tree plantations on this property are designed in such a way that significant profits can be made at least every five years though large-scale cutting, but sustainable use through individual harvesting can also offer a profitable investment.
The forested property is unrestricted private property, that is, there is no general right-of-way and therefore no obligation for the owner to guarantee traffic safety within the property lines.
All of the access roads needed for maintenance and harvesting of the plantations are in place. The main road through the forest is accessible by normal car and leads to a small farm (very simple, brick country house with telephone and internet connection, small barn and garage) with approximately 86 acres of fenced pastures for horses, cows and sheep and its own spring. There are three streams that run through the property.
In Uruguay, the sale of pine and eucalyptus, as well as other timber, is completely tax exempt. As a result, there is no need to establish a company or employ an accounting firm to market the timber profitably.
There is a large domestic demand for pine for construction and eucalyptus for furniture making.
Other possible uses:
The property is in a very scenic location with hilly and mountainous surroundings and offers several 360° views. It is also 100% usable as land for building, for example, for tourism or other commercial development. The land could also be sold off in parcels, or used for building wind turbines.
The property is well developed. A one mile forest road in good condition runs through through the forest and can be used by normal cars and trucks all year round. The port of Montevideo is 87 miles away and the famous beach resort of Punta del Este on the Atlantic coast is 56 miles away. The nearest town, Minas (40,000 inhabitants), where there are sawmills, is 11 miles away.