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"SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Buying trees in Latin America isn’t high on investors’ lists of enticing opportunities, but a combination of trends taking shape could make the forestry industry a focus.

First of all, forestry in Latin America means an entirely different thing than it does in the United States. In the U.S., many forestry companies are traded as real-estate investment trusts, or REITs, where their earnings are driven by activities such as paper and pulp production, lumber and the holdings of their timberlands. "


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