Common Forest

"Our forests are only on loan from future generations."

– Otto Heiskanen / AARI

"AARI Common Forest was ready to invest in protected forest as well, and the professionalism of the forestry industry convinced me."

– Kaisa Salakka / Client

AARI Common Forest

Our goal has been to create an easy way for forest owners to own forest property, as well as enjoy recreational values and annual income while freeing themselves from the burden of management. AARI Common Forest has been established for this purpose.

AARI Common Forest is a forest area made up of several forest properties owned and managed by its shareholders, the goal of which is sustainably managed forests that enable stable and safe share ownership. AARI Common Forest is managed professionally and it is the responsibility of AARI Forest Oy and the management board.  

AARI Common Forest shareholders are the owners of the cooperative properties, who together form the shareholders' association. Decision-making power is exercised by the shareholders' meeting and the management board. AARI Common Forest can be grown and managed as a large entity, which makes the operation more affordable in terms of forestry compared to smaller forest areas.

Why choose AARI Jointly Owned forest?

Aari is an independent, impartial, and active pioneer in the forest industry, and its core business is the Aari Jointly Owned Forest, founded in 2020. We have the best experts, tools, and know-how to create a great future for your forest. Our reporting is clear, and our actions are measurable, so you always know how your forest is doing. We combine economic returns, biodiversity, carbon sinks and recreational values ​​using the best possible tools. We do what is best according to research and results, and we are not afraid to change if reaching the goal requires it.

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AARI Common Forest key numbers 1.7.2023

Total area:

5.330 ha

Market value

25.461.000 €

Growing stock

546.700 m3

(114 m3/forest land ha)

Yearly growing stock

~26.000 m3

5,5 m3/ha

Value per share

12.654 €

Profit share 2022:

470 € / share

Minimum investment 50 000 EUR

The forest as an investment target

We at AARI Common Forest and AARI Forest see forests as a good investment target, because wood is a basic commodity that is needed, e.g. for construction and, to an ever-increasing extent, also for packaging materials -wood has a stable demand now and in the future.  

Forest has been shown to have a low correlation with many other asset classes and offers an exceptional low-risk investment with competitive returns. Logging is flexible according to the demand for wood, which reduces price fluctuations. In addition, forest land is a fixed asset that retains its value during rising inflation and economic crises.

Profit calculation

31.10.2020 31.12.2020 1.7.2021 31.12.2021 1.7.2022 31.12.2022 1.7.2023
Total hectares 650 1 523 2 329 2 329 4790 4 682 5330
Forest land 597 1 457 2 228 2 228 4 274 4 195 4800
Value per share 10 000 10 288 10 732 11 470 11 609 12 590 12 654
Profit share 370 470
Annual profit 12,5 % 11,5 % 12,7 % 11,9%

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Balance is the key

Forests are an immeasurably valuable natural resource for Finland and play a key role in the economy, nature conservation and culture. It is our job to take care of them so that future generations can enjoy them too.

Balance is at heart of sustainable development. We wanted to create a way to own and manage a forest where four key values ​​for sustainable development meet: economic returns, carbon sinks, biodiversity protection and recreational values. Taking these factors into account in a balanced way is what ensures forests have a sustainable future.

Read Kaisa's story (FI)

AARI was chosen upon for two reasons. AARI Common forest was ready to invest in protected forest as well, and the their professionalism convinced me.

Sustainable forestry

At AARI Common Forest, we take care of preserving nature values and strive to process beyond the certification limits. We use the AARI+ concept, where for every hectare we treat, we protect the most valuable area in terms of biodiversity. In addition, we use a wide range of different forest processing methods, e.g. lengthening rotation times and continuous forest cover cultivation in suitable locations. 

Our operations take into account the environment, people and the economy, as is part of the principles of sustainable development. We cooperate with local hunting clubs and come up with ideas for recreational use of the forest.

At the heart of the sustainable development is balance

Better financial returns

We aim for stable forest value growth and annual cash flow for our shareholders. We have the best tools and know-how to schedule and target wood sales and logging so that the net income from wood is maximized and the value growth of the remaining wood is the best possible.

Increasing Carbon sequestration

We will increase carbon sequestration by maximizing long-term carbon sequestration production and increase forest growth through active forest management measures. We minimize carbon emissions from tillage and clear-cutting.

Recovering biodiversity

We aim to grow diverse forests that offer both animals and plants good habitats to live in. We save valuable habitats and favor softer forest management methods where possible.

Improved recreational opportunities

Our forests are used by our shareholders and local people for outdoor activities and walks. We strive to activate our shareholders to utilize forests also in their free time.

For whom AARI Common Forest is suitable

AARI Common Forest is suitable for forest owners who want to free up time from management, but still enjoy forest property and recreational use. AARI Common Forest is also suitable for an investor who wants to invest in a sustainable and domestic property. AARI Common Forest pays the annual surplus, which is tax-free income for the shareholder. AARI Common Forest is a worthwhile investment, where the property is actively managed.

Jointly owned forests and their proven benefits

Easy form of ownership

Especially good in situations where the forest forms a part of a death estate where the heirs may have different wishes and goals. The joint forest partnership makes it possible to liquidate parts of the general legacy without having to sell the forest to an outsider.

No expertise in forest management is required by shareholders

The shareholders committee and the board of directors’ exercise decision-making power and the professionals are responsible for forest management.

Lighter taxation

Taxation of jointly owned forests is lighter than that of private forest owners. The joint forest pays 26.5% tax on taxable income, while the tax rate on the capital income of a private forest owner is
30% or 34%. The surplus to be paid to you
is tax-free income.

Risk diversification

Being a shareholder in a jointly owned forest comes with lower risks compared to private forest ownership. For example, if a storm or a bark beetle infestation hits a private forest owner, the damage can be massive. In a jointly owned forest however, the damage usually affects only a small part of the forest holdings with the majority of properties remaining unaffected.

Steady income and cash flow

A single forest property produces revenues from timber sales only seldomly, but from a larger group of properties they come at a steady stream. When you are a shareholder in a jointly owned forest your investment produces usable income every year.

Becoming a shareholder in the AARI jointly owned forest

Joining AARI Common forest is easy and effortless, and not having a property is actually not even an obstacle as we can acquire it for you.

You can also get to know LähiTapiola Common forest, which we manage according to the same principles.

Three ways to join AARI Common Forest

If you are interested in AARI Common Forest please complete the form and we will contact you without delay!

Can be for example 123-123-1234-1234 or 12-12-1-1

AARI - forerunner in forestry

The AARI team is made up of highly experienced and competent forest professionals (www.conifer.fi), who have excellent results and high customer satisfaction from the management and maintenance of over 110,000 hectares of forest assets on behalf of Finnish pension investors, foundations and collective forests. AARI, together with its partner Conifer Consulting Oy, is Finland's largest independent forest property management company.

Our key operating principle is to combine researched information, the best tools and field expertise in forest management in a way that results are measurable and open to the public. Transparency, research, development and cooperation are important values for us. We are constantly cooperating with various research groups to develop better methods of forest management and protection.

Forerunner in forestry