Posted in Environmental and Social Governance on 04/24/09 Molpus Timberlands Management Reports Positive Environmental Impact With More Than 130 Million Trees Planted Planting trees makes a positive environmental impact today and for future generations. In honor of Arbor Day, Molpus Timberlands Management reported today that the company has planted over 130,000,000 tree seedlings on client properties since 1999. Also during that time, the Molpus managed tree nursery in Elberta, Alabama has produced over 170,000,000 seedlings which were either planted on client properties (included in the number above) or sold for use on other properties. Producing and planting trees is vital to our planet. According to a landmark announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency on April 17, 2009, there are six heat-trapping gases that contribute to air pollution which pose potential health hazards. One of those gases is carbon dioxide.1 “Over its lifetime a single tree can absorb much more than its own weight of CO2 from the atmosphere. The tree breaks the CO2 down into carbon and oxygen. The carbon is retained and the oxygen mostly expelled.”2 “Trees perform a vital air cleaning service that directly affects the well-being of people and reduces the greenhouse gases that are a contributing factor to Global Warming.”3 Molpus is proud to be a good steward of forest resources and is a nationally recognized timberland investment management organization which, by its very nature, gives back to the world and the communities in which they do business. 1 Source: http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/04/17/greenhouse.gas.hazard.epa/index.html 2 Source: Friday Offcuts, 13 February 2009 3 Source: http://www.americanforests.org/airqual/index.php __________________________________________________ The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, was founded in 1996 as a Timber Investment Management Organization (“TIMO”). With its sister operating companies, Molpus has a history in the timber industry dating back to 1905, Molpus finds itself as one of the oldest timber-related companies in the nation with experience in all facets of timber management, manufacturing and marketing. MWG is one of the few TIMOs that is vertically-integrated with all core business and forestry functions handled or supervised by in-house experts. MWG and its sister operating companies employ 63 people in their twelve offices located in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Oklahoma. MWG acquires, manages and sells timberland as an investment vehicle for pension funds, college endowments, foundations, insurance companies and high net-worth individual investors. The company focuses on ensuring long-term optimum cash returns on investments while practicing responsible forest stewardship. In conjunction with the third-party marketing firm, Molpus Woodlands Advisors, with offices located in Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oregon and Tennessee, MWG is able to continue the tradition of servicing the needs of its clients.