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									                     FRA says Bamboo Prices could Rise
  FRA says it is “excited” by the prospects of bamboo being hailed as the new super
material, which can be used for everything from housebuilding to garment manufacture.

Seattle, United States, April 12, 2012 -- Forestry Research Analysis (FRA) says it is “excited”
by the prospects of bamboo being hailed as the new super material, which can be used for
everything from housebuilding to garment manufacture.

The research and analysis consultancy, which specialises in the forestry investment sector,
claims that bamboo’s uses could make prices rise hugely over coming years, making it a good
prospect for alternative investors.

“As the demand for raw materials increases in countries like China and India, the price of
bamboo, which has so many uses and is a fast growing species, is bound to rise significantly.”
FRA claims that bamboo, like other forestry stocks, absorbs carbon from the atmosphere,
which means that when grown sustainable, it can offer one of the most cost effective ways of
limiting climate change. All this while also producing a material that has so many purposes.

FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, added, “We believe that bamboo, along with teak,
eucalyptus, and other fast-growing durable forestry species, offers a wonderful opportunity or
environmentally conscious investors.

“Prices of these asset classes are expected to grow over the coming years, as emerging
economies continue to expand and demand more and more raw materials for construction and
infrastructure projects.”

FRA supports investment in sustainable forestry projects, and bamboo, although not strictly a
timber product, comes under the same banner. In fact, bamboo is being touted as the ‘timber of
the 21st century’.

"As with projects like the plantations run by Greenwood Management and other companies in
developing countries, the growing of bamboo in a sustainable way has the potential to help
people living in these countries to establish a living and safeguard it for the next generation,
providing proper forestry management techniques are used,” added Collins.

About Forestry Research Associates

Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry
management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.

Media Contact:
Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394
info@forestry-research.com
http://www.forestry-research.com

								
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