The Tree Partner Company AG
CH-8750 Glarus (Switzerland)

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General information

30th May 2017
The ninth Annual General Meeting
took place on Monday,
8th May 2017 in Affoltern am Albis. 8 shareholders representing a total of 1302 votes were present. This is equivalent to 81.6 % of the share capital. All the resolutions were carried with a overwhelming majority.
The Annual Report 2016 and the Log of the annual meeting (only German) will be available on request by mail or e-mail.

3rd June 2015
Talking teak
Illiquid assets - unwrapping alternative returns. An interview with Carol Franklin.
Read more about it in the Global Investor 1.15 (PD
F, 1,56 KB)

17th July 2014
Successful capital increase
The share capital increase of 10th July 2014 brought our company CHF 126,522, CHF 80,000 being share capital. 14 former and one new shareholder underwrote 40 new shares, bringing the Company's share capital CHF 3,190,000, split into 1,595 shares.

9th October, 2013
Selling of wood
By mid-August  the last container with wood from the thinnings left the plantation
Agua Frķa-2 heading for India. This ends The Tree Partner Company Panama’s first commercial thinning during which we pulled out 8,5 big containers. We are very happy with both the quantity and the quantity of the timber as well as the price we received. Have a look at the pictures in the rubric: our plantations

11th July 2013
Successful capital increase
The share Capital increase of 27th June 2013 brought our company CHF 856,323, CHF 576,000 being share capital. 23 former and six new shareholders underwrote 288 new shares, bringing the Company's share capital CHF 3,110,000, split into 1,555 shares.

9th July 2013
If the small investor turns into a tree owner in Panama.
Read more about it in the article in the Ostschweiz am Sonntag of 2.06.2013 (German only, PDF, 6,8 MB)

th June 2013
Timber offers protection against inflation and financial turmoil
Read more about it in the article in NZZ am Sonntag of 2.06.2013 (German only, PDF, 406 KB)

13th November, 201
When profits are growing into the
Read more about it in the article in the Bilanz of 2.11.2012 (German only, PDF, 2,9 MB)

13th June 2012
Trees as a money investment
ad more about it in the article in the Schweizer Illustrieten GRUEN of 26.05.2012 (German only, PDF, 2,53 MB)

11th November 2010
ecoLife, the Swiss Magazine for Sustainability, has published an article on The Tree Partner Company (ecoLife 5/10)
The article presents The Tree Partner Company and our business. You can read more about it here: Ecological wood-plantations in Panama (German only, PDF, 1,58 MB)

Portrait of Carol Franklin in Context, the magazine for professional business careers in Switzerland (context 10/2010)
You can read more about her here: Panama is so beautiful (German only, PDF, 888 KB)

22nd July 2010
To protect tropical rain forests completely would be the best thing we could do for the climate and biodiversity - but it is unrealistic. A combination of protected areas and sustainable forestry, however, may be successful.“ (Lukas Denzler, „The Fate of the Tropical Rain Forests“, NZZ 21st July 2010, German only)
Tropical rain forests are disappearing despite the fact that their significance is widely known and efforts to protect them have been intensified since the Convention to Protect the Climate and Biodiversity in 1992. The scientist and author, Lukas Denzler, shows in an interesting article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung of 21st July 2010 that the sustainable, FSC-certified timber production is an effective, long-term protection of the rainforests. The benefits of sustainable management lie in minimally intrusive interventions that harm the biodiversity as little as possible and in the preservation of the managed forests as the habitat of endangered animal and plant species. The main reasons for the lack of resonance to the sustainable management lie in the fact that global market prices for certified wood are currently too low and governmental institutions in tropical areas are too weak to enforce sustainable management.
We should like to thank Mr Denzler for this interesting article and are glad that we can contribute to the protection of the rainforest with our FSC-certified hardwood plantations – even if we realise that it is but a drop in the ocean.

16th December 2009
Our plantations have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

2nd October 2008
PERPETUAL TRAVELLER – for Professional, Business and Independent Travellers
Our Guest writer Carol Franklin is proposing an alternative with an original solution, in this week's edition of Perpetual Traveller "Seeking Teak in Panama", which we trust you will enjoy to read and consider to take advantage of this unique possibility.

10th April, 2008
"Forest Investment: Managing the past and going forward"
Approximately 3,000 „tree partners“ of the former Swiss Prime Forestry AG faced a total loss of their investment in May, 2006. Then the rescue company „Forests for Friends Ltd“ took over the teak plantations in Panama . The managers have now established a further company and are setting up new sustainable plantations. interviews the chairman of the Board, Carol Franklin, on finances, good and bad soil, plans, and revenue.
Interview im of 10.4.2008 (PDF, 174 KB) only in German