Coordinates: 16°57'01.9"N 88°21'57.4"W or 16.950528, -88.365944
Here's a wonderful opportunity to diversify your investments with a sustainable, long-term option, either for your personal benefit or as a lasting legacy investment for your family.
This property spans 217 acres of well-drained, fertile soil nourished by runoff from Mayflower Mountain. It is positioned 150 kilometers (90 miles) to the south of Belize City International Airport and just 20 kilometers (12 miles) to the south of Dangriga Regional Airport. The closest village, Silk Grass Village, is located 7 kilometers (4 miles) to the south of the farm.
The farm offers continuous access throughout the year thanks to its adjacency to government-maintained dirt roads. Approximately 180 acres of this land are dedicated to a teak plantation, which has been meticulously managed through thinning, pruning, and regular nitrogen soil enhancements.
With approximately 80,000 teak trees that are now 12-14 years old and thriving, this plantation offers the unique advantage that when harvested, the stumps of existing trees will regenerate, eliminating the need for reseeding or planting seedlings.
The teak trees on this property typically reach impressive heights of 25 meters (80+ feet) with average diameters of 20 cm (8+ inches). Additionally, the property features a two-story metal custodian house, a storage building, a diesel generator for power supply, a freshwater well, and well-maintained internal access roads.
Projected Potential Value per Acre for Teak Stand in US$:
This teak stand demonstrates growth and performance comparable to teak plantations in higher elevation sites in Costa Rica, where trees reach heights of 50-80 feet within 10 years.
Potential Yield per Acre:
Harvest at Farm Trees Cut Cubic Metres Price Per Harvest Value Age/Years Acreage Per Acre Per Tree Cubic Metre Per Cycle 10 180 80 0.11 $150.00 $237,600.00 15 180 60 0.35 $200.00 $756,000.00 20 180 50 0.56 $500.00 $2,520,000.00 25 180 50 0.79 $500.00 $3,555,000.00 $7,068,600.00
Please note the following table for potential yields based on various harvest ages, acreage, and cubic meters per cycle. Prices per cubic meter reflect current market valuations for age and girth, with no adjustment for inflation. It is assumed that after twenty years, the trees will have reached their prime market value, with no substantial expected price increase as they continue to grow. Consultation with an industry expert before purchasing is advisable.
Target Market and Pricing:
The target market for exportable pruned logs is logs with a width of 100 cm (40 inches) and a length of 6 meters (20 feet). Likely markets include India, China, and various Southeast Asian markets. ITTO market reporting suggests that US$500 per cubic meter in real pricing is realistic for target tree sizes in 20-25 years, while trees thinned in 12-20-year-old stands would bring approximately US$250 per cubic meter.
Alternative projections indicate real returns exceeding 8% (assuming no cost or revenue inflation) and do not account for the residual stand and timber value. Additionally, the plantation will naturally regenerate itself after each cutting, and the value of the land, which has not been factored in, is expected to steadily increase.
International Market Access:
The property benefits from its proximity to two deep-water ports: Belize City Port (60 km) and Big Creek Port (60 km).
The property is listed at US$2.65 million.
For more information, please contact Jovan Guerrero at +501-610-3916 or [email protected]