Looking for a bit of advice for a friend. He's thinking about buying a 17 year old 50 acre piece of ground as a investment instead of housing to save the hassle of renting to people. What are the potential pitfalls or what would ye lads think of the idea. Neither of us no much about forestry. Just a bit of extra info he's working abroad and has no notion of coming back here farming and doesn't have a herd no although there would be about 40 acres on the home ground.