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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2018-04-21 00:57 |

Last week, a jockey at Cannon Racetrack in Cairns, Australia mistook a 15-foot-long Amesthetine Python for a “giant crack” in the raceway.  

He was rounding a corner at full gallop when the snake suddenly appeared before him.

The presence in a dense urban area of such a big reptile...

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2018-04-20 19:35 |

Something about substantial animals makes them more vulnerable to population collapse, said William Ripple, director of the Global Trophic Cascades Program at Oregon State University. For starters, there are usually fewer of the big animals, at least compared with the little guys.(more)

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2018-04-20 15:41 |

Fatimata is 36, has 4 children and lives in Boulzoma village in Burkino Faso. TREE AID is working with people like Fatimata to help them grow trees sustainably and harvest them for food. By supporting communities to grow nutrition gardens full of trees that provide healthy foods, they are able grow their way out of

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2018-04-20 12:41 | Since the turn of the year, Norway has the chairmanship of SNS. The chairman is Ivar Ekanger, a man with many assignments and long experience, who would like to see that SNS connects more closely with the forestry industry.   Ivar Ekanger is a happy dot with great engagement and…

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2018-04-20 11:27 | U.S. log exports increased 15.5% YoY to 1.15 million m3 in February 2018, the exports value exceeded $238.2 million (+27.4%), according to the USDA.

U.S. log exports to China, the largest consumer of U.S. log, have jumped 24.7% to 544.3 thousand m3 and 33.1% by value ($126.0 million). The exports to second-largest consumer Canada have declined 2.3% to 305.2 thousand m3, and exports to Japan have increased 13.5% to 171.4 thousand m3.

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2018-04-20 11:10 |

Ontario is supporting Columbia Forest Products to expand its plywood mill in Hearst and Rutherglen, helping to create and maintain almost 350 jobs and boost economic growth.

With support from Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the company will be able to grow its business and increase efficiency by modernizing its infrastructure and purchasing new equipment to maximize production capacity, increase competitiveness and expand...

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2018-04-19 20:45 | UDT-CERT has decided to withdraw the forest districts Hajnówka, Białowieża and Browsk from the scope of the certificate issued to RDLP Bialystok. This follows the ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Poland has failed its obligations to protect Białowieża forest under the...

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2018-04-19 19:09 | Using lasers, researchers have connected, arranged and merged artificial cells, paving the way for networks of artificial cells acting as tissues.

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2018-04-19 19:02 | Africa Climate Week aimed to capture regional concerns to motivate climate action on the ground in such sectors as energy, agriculture and human settlements. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa called on Africa to implement integrated policies that align with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. During the Africa Carbon Forum, speakers called for a “new and robust” mechanism to help African countries meet emissions targets, and emphasized the “unique capacity” of Africa to...

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2018-04-19 18:58 | The Mountain Partnership has published baseline data for the Mountain Green Cover Index, one the official indicators for Sustainable Development Goal target 15.4. To develop the baseline data, interactive visualizations were derived from FAO’s Collect Earth and the 2015 global map of mountains produced by FAO and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat.

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2018-04-19 16:30 | They can help turn around issues like climate change, species extinction and dwindling human cultures.

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2018-04-19 13:37 | Have a look at the publication from EFI: Climate-Smart Forestry: mitigation impacts in three European regions. The science-policy report demonstrates how different climate-smart forestry measures in three European regions can enhance the role of forests in tackling climate change. “The approach builds on three pillars: • reducing and/or removing greenhouse…

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2018-04-19 10:48 | Expoforest, the only dynamic forestry fair in Latin America took place between April 11th and 13th, with 30,645 visitors.

Forestry professionals from all over the world came to Santa Rita do Passa Quatro (Brazil) on April 11th, 12th and 13th to visit the 4th Expoforest – Brazilian Forestry Fair. In total, 30,645 visitors (1st day: 10,318 | 2nd day: 13,632 | 3rd day: 6,695) followed the product launches of 240 exhibitors. Visitors from every Brazilian state were present at the fair, as were...

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2018-04-19 00:26 | National parks that genuinely promote biodiversity are the best way to guarantee the future of the timber industry under the New South Wales regional forest agreements (RFAs). Traditional Aboriginal forest burning should play a key role in managing the forests. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That’s the view of the South East Timber Association in its submission to the renewal of the NSW RFAs. The association represents those involved in harvest operations. SETA’s president, Stephen Pope,...

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2018-04-19 00:18 | Climate change could speed the natural regrowth of forests on undeveloped or abandoned land in the eastern US, according to a new study. Source: Eureka Alert If left to nature’s own devices, a field of weeds and grasses over time will be replaced by saplings, young trees and eventually mature forest. Earlier research has shown that this succession from field to forest can happen decades sooner in the southeastern US than in the Northeast. But it wasn’t obvious why, especially since ...

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2018-04-19 00:18 | The EU’s highest court has ruled that Poland’s logging in the Unesco-protected Białowieża forest is illegal, potentially opening the door to multi-million euro fines. Source: The Guardian At least 10,000 trees are thought to have been felled in Białowieża, one of Europe’s last parcels of primeval woodland, since the Polish environment minister, Jan Szyzko tripled logging limits there in 2016. Greenpeace says that as many as 100,000 conifers and broad-leaved trees in the lowland forest may have...

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2018-04-19 00:15 | The 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) starts on 23-25 of April in Yogyakarta, Indonesia with the theme: Protecting Forests and People, Supporting Economic Growth. Source: Timberbiz Seven subthemes have evolved through APRS activities and in response to partners’ and participants’ engagements and priorities. These seven submthemes form a starting point for the selection of discussion topics at the 2018 APRS. Forests in NDCs The objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement cannot be achieved...

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2018-04-19 00:13 | The Timber & Working With Wood Show is on from tomorrow Friday 20 April until Sunday 22 April in Brisbane. Source: Timberbiz This is one of Australia’s premier events for woodworking and encompasses information and attractions for everyone with an interest in wood from the hobbyist to the enthusiast to the skilled tradesman. The event opens daily at 10am at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds and finishes at 4pm at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds. Tickets are available for one day or for the whole...

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2018-04-19 00:12 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has received the initial results of coastal process modelling at Smith Bay, the site of the proposed KI Seaport. Source: KIPT and Timberbiz The initial modelling, by the coastal process modeller Dr Ian Teakle, addressed the primary and secondary effects of the dredging needed to create a berth pocket and to level the seaward approaches. The results are favourable, and show that: Smith Bay is subject to natural variation in water quality. Fine materials are...

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