Offers for Forest Owners

Value private forests

Néosylva funds the operations and guides the owners during the management of their forest.

More than half of the organic wood production is lost every year in private forests. Therefore, Néosylva came up with a new concept to value private forests’ wood while working with forest landlords and all of the wood sector.

Zero or few owner’s funding

Valuation of the family patrimony

Long-term revenue sharing

Unchanged taxation and access to subsidies

Simplicity of procedures

Possible termination as of 7 years


NÉOSYLVA: Analyses the forest, identifies the plots needing a new plantation and takes care of the paperwork.

FOREST OWNER: Agrees with the plots and the silvicultural choices/methods.

2 -Harvest of the current tree population

NÉOSYLVA: Takes care of the works and sales the remaining wood.

FOREST OWNER: Receives 100% of the income.

3 – Setting up a new plantation

NÉOSYLVA: Project management and co-funding of the plantation.

FOREST OWNER: Funding of the pre-defined part of the works, established in the contract, which can be reduced thanks to financial contributions for reforestation.

4 – Caretaking and forest management

NÉOSYLVA: Oversight of the new tree plantation.

FOREST OWNER: Is still able to dispose of his forest as he wants, can hunt etc…

5 – Final logging and new plantation

NÉOSYLVA: Management of the exploitation and sale of the wood. Afterwards, Néosylva takes care of setting up a new plantation.

FOREST OWNER: Néosylva and the owner share the benefits of the exploited wood.

Check your eligibility

The Neosylva offer is aimed at private landowners:

  • Owners of forest parcels with no forestry management that need to be renewed or abandoned agricultural parcels to be wooded;
  • Seeking financial and technical support over the long term.

Are eligible the forest parcels of a minimum surface of 2ha, in one piece or not.

If your property is found to be eligible for the Neosylva offer at the end of this questionnaire, our teams will contact you to organize a visit of your plots in your presence.

Can your plots be part of a sustainable management process?


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Frequently asked questions

Not necessarily, Néosylva only takes care of the plots that need it, most of the time it only means a certain fraction of your forest. However, a minimum surface area of 10 acre per contract is required.

ou will still be able to walk around your forest whenever you want to and to hunt in it if you used to. Yet, you can’t interfere with how Néosylva applies the silvicultural terms defined in the contract.

As of the 6th year after the contract is signed, the forest owner can terminate it at any time. He will then have to pay Néosylva a compensation, on which they agreed on in the contract.

Néosylva aims for a high quality wood that will benefit the wood industry, by investing on species adapted to the plots. These wood species have turnover periods of 15-20 years for poplars and 50-130 years for other main species.

The Neosylva charter guarantees the positive environmental and social impacts of each reforestation, particularly in terms of biodiversity.

Neosylva adapts to the specific conditions of each forest and to the demands of the owners.

A Néosylva contract doesn’t imply any property rights change for the owner. Moreover, you are eligible to financial contributions for co-funding the new plantation.

If a plot is under Néosylva’s management it generally means it wasn’t producing any, or few wood. After only a few years its value will be significantly enhanced.

The Néosylva contracts are inspired by the ones « National Forestry Fund » (Fonds Forestier National) proposed, which greatly contributed to value our French forests.

In this case, the benefits from the remaining wood and insurances, if there are any, are used to regrow the damaged plots. No compensations will be asked from one side or the other.

Néosylva has a longterm business model, based on the sale of wood from the plantation. Such a model ensures the forest owner that Néosylva has the same interests as them: plantation’s success.