Many people have been persuaded to invest their retirement pot into various forestry schemes and could now be eligible to thousands in compensation
The investment model, based on the planting, cultivation and harvesting of trees was often pitched to investors as a secure, high-yield and environmentally-friendly opportunity. However, often an investment in forestry was not as secure as they were made to seem, as the trees were at risk from timber diseases, pests, natural disasters, bad weather, changing prices of timber and local political changes.
Investing in forestry is an extremely high risk, and have often left investors with nothing. In many cases, those people should not have been sold this type of investment and it is possible for customers to seek compensation.