From Monkey Free Me …
This is going to sound crazy to some people, but this outside the box thinking was presented to me when a friend of mine brought up the value of Black Walnut trees. He was reading some online articles about Black Walnut trees being worth up to $20,000.
On average you can get about $300 for a wild tree or about $2,000 for the genetically superior trees. Regular trees cost about $8 each and the genetically superior ones are $13 each for seedlings. You can plant about 100 trees an acre, and you thin them down to about 50 trees for harvest starting in 20-30 years.
I just hope that the Black Walnut trend is still around and the value is still there. It will be most likely, as it has been a very popular type of wood for the last 100 years in America.