The growing of tree for commercial purposes is an investment that is continually attracting the attention of thousands of investors. But have you ever wondered why the rich are buying trees? In Kenya, politics is one of the most lucrative “jobs,” but one, George Nyanja, a former member of parliament for Limuru Constituency, abandoned active politics for Eucalyptus farming and processing.
In an interview with Citizen TV, Mr. Nyanja says that he has set one-acre piece of land for eucalyptus nursery alone. For his eucalyptus processing plant, John buys mature eucalyptus for KSH. 3,500 from formers. He processes and sells them for KSH. 17,000 per treated tree! Here is the interview. But Mr. Nyanja’s story is not an isolated case; there are hundreds, if not thousands, of Kenyans already making big money from commercial tree growing. It goes without saying that with the rising demand for timber, commercial tree projects will become more lucrative in the future. You don’t want to miss out such a financial opportunity.