Aunt Fanny Learns Forestry: Managing Timberland as an Investment highlights the key obligations, risks and metrics for owning and managing timberland investments. The book serves any investor, from individual to institution, interested in a tight and entertaining tutorial for prioritizing what matters and what does not when managing their timber assets as an investment.
Aunt Fanny Learns Forestry is Brooks Mendell’s sixth book. His grandmother, the late Frances Collat Mendell, inspired the character of Aunt Fanny. She is sharp, loves salty jokes, wants to learn and enjoys making a little money. However, her recently inherited forestland remains a bit of a mystery to her. This brief book, with drawings by forester and taxidermist Max Lang, follows Aunt Fanny through her learning of the key concepts and ideas needed to manage her forest as an investment.
Comments from Aunt Fanny readers:
This is an extremely astute, yet comprehensible, explanation of timber growth and markets. My husband and I were in the timber business in the mid 90s and I learned a lot about trees and the market in general. What you told Aunt Fanny should be understandable to anyone interested in the market and economics in general. – L. Rowe
Entertaining, educational and informative. – M. Megalos
Well done with good practical advice for the reader. – S. Mendell