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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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2018-05-16 10:11 | It’s time for Tumbarumba community groups to start formalising their project details with the Hyne Community Trust calling for applications from June 2018 for projects valued over $10,000. Source: Timberbiz The Hyne Community Trust has been supporting community projects since 2007 with more than $450,000 contributed to date. The Hyne Community Trust applications open on 1 June and remain open for the month. All applications must be for grants valued over $10,000 and are subject to a...

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2018-05-16 10:09 | 1,009,223m3 – exports of softwood logs for the March quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.2% on March quarter 2017 275m3 – Australia’s dressed sawn softwood exports in the March Quarter of 2018 were almost too small to notice $112,952,000 – the value of Australia’s imports of dressed sawn softwood products in the March Quarter of 2018, measured on a Free On Board basis USDFob143.05/bdmt – the average price of Australian hardwood chip exports in March 2018 103 – Australia’s approvals for the building of...

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2018-05-16 00:27 | Edmonton - Canada’s boreal forest faces a brighter future with today’s exciting protected areas announcement from the Government of Alberta! This afternoon, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks announced the creation and expansion of five wildland provincial parks in northeast Alberta, making up an addition of 1.36 million hectares to Alberta’s protected areas network.

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2018-05-15 19:35 | UNFF13 focused on forest-related solutions for sustainable development, with delegates addressing implementation of the UN Strategic Plan on Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF), announcing voluntary national contributions, and adopting a communication and outreach strategy. Delegates explored how to establish a UNFF brand and make the Global Forest Goals more comprehensible and accessible, and therefore, more implementable by all. At its conclusion, UNFF13 adopted an omnibus resolution and its Chair...

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2018-05-15 15:23 | Norway has spent NOK 1 billion on saving the rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But deforestation in DRC is increasing rapidly. On 12 May 2018, Dagsrevyen, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s daily news programme reported on Norway’s failure to address deforestation in DRC. For Norwegian speakers, the news piece is available here. Two articles […]

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2018-05-15 14:17 | Orangutans, already critically endangered due to habitat loss from logging and farming, may face another threat in the form of smoke from natural and human-caused fires, a new study finds.

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2018-05-15 11:20 | Forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider Combilift has officially opened its new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the company also announced that it will be significantly expanding its workforce with the creation of 200 new jobs in the next three years.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Irish Prime Minister An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD said: “Combilift is an incredible home-grown...

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2018-05-15 04:54 |

Launched in 2015 by the U.S. Forest Service and supported by Kenyan partners and the Center for International Forestry Research...

The post Findings and recommendations from...

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2018-05-14 13:37 | Sidney Gendron runs Sawmill Sid, a family-run sawmill that collects felled and diseased trees at its Tree and Wood Recovery Centre in Mississaug, Canada. Source: CBC Canada Once processed, downed trees can be repurposed as furniture, art pieces or materials for housing and construction. Sawmill Sid is part of a nascent wood recycling industry that aims to combat climate change by diverting landfill waste and reducing the carbon footprint of the forestry industry. “When trees come down...

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2018-05-14 13:36 | The Chicago Mercantile Exchange futures contract for the softwood two-by-fours used in framing houses closed at its highest price ever. Source: Justin Fox for Bloomberg If one adjusts for inflation, current prices are no longer record-setting. But an interesting pattern does appear if one adds in a few other key data points. It appears that every time the US picks a fight with Canada over its alleged subsidies of softwood lumber, which comes from coniferous trees such as pines, firs and cedars...

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2018-05-14 13:36 | A court in eastern Poland has acquitted environmentalists who had blocked government-ordered logging in one of Europe’s last pristine forests that has been condemned by the European Union. Source: ABC News Last June, the activists chained themselves to heavy equipment, thus blocking for some time the large-scale felling of trees in the Bialowieza Forest. Police and forest guards forcibly removed them and took the incident to court. A court in eastern Poland acquitted the environmentalists...

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2018-05-14 13:35 | New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced the formation of a new ministerial advisory group to provide independent advice about the forestry sector and how government and industry can work together to deliver outcomes for New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group is made up of 10 forestry experts who will provide industry perspectives and advice to help meet New Zealand’s forestry goals, including the One Billion Tree Program. “The group has been selected...

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2018-05-14 13:34 | A Spot-tailed quoll was recently sighted in the Erica State Forest. Spot-tailed quolls are rare; they are listed as Threatened under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC). Source: Timberbiz To the best of our knowledge, the last sighting of a quoll in this area was many years ago. “VicForests is delighted that this beautiful creature graces our forests,” Mr Alex Messina general manager...

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2018-05-14 13:32 | A Masters of Architecture student from the University of Queensland has received Timber Queensland’s newly-minted SmartTimber Awards. Source: Timberbiz Revealed at Timber Queensland’s Doing Timber Business in Queensland: Room to Grow conference held in Brisbane, Peter Greely took home the Smart Timber Award for his project ‘Heartwood’. It was an investigation into engineered timber, its versatility as a building product and its environmental credentials across multiple ...

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2018-05-14 13:31 | Four BVN projects have been included in the shortlist of Regional Architecture Awards making them nominees for a Queensland Architecture Award that will be announced on Friday 8 June 2018. Source: Timberbiz. Photos: Christopher Frederick Jones The shortlisted projects include the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre (GCSLC) that has been nominated for both a Public Architecture Award and an Interior Architecture Award. The GCSLC was one of the venues for the recent successful Commonwealth Games...

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2018-05-14 13:28 | Tigercat’s latest harvester, the eight-wheeled 1185, is scheduled to be demonstrated in Tumut/Tumbarumba on May 23. Source: Timberbiz The 1185 made its debut at Elmia in June and now it’s ready for its Oz debut. Anyone can register their interest to attend the demo by contacting Onetrak (national Tigercat distributor). Representatives from the Tigercat factory in Canada will attend the demo day. The Tigercat 1185 is classed as a heavy duty, premium quality harvester designed for...

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2018-05-14 13:27 |   Imports of sawn softwood topped 854,000m3 over the year-ended March, according to trade and market experts IndustryEdge. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz The rise in imports was almost 16% or more than 116,000m3 higher than a year earlier, and defying expectations from 2017 that imports would soften as the Australian housing market weakened. “Some of our domestic producer clients are looking closely at imports now. A year ago they expected the total market to soften, at least a little...

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2018-05-14 13:26 | With the impact of global warming set to become a key issue in Australian forestry policy, German experts have emphasised the indispensable role of sustainable forest management in climate protection. From Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Victorian Labor Government has pledged to include climate impacts as part of its drive to modernise the state’s 20-year-old Regional Forest Agreements, which are to be finalised by March 2020. In Germany, experts and organisers of the four-day Munich...

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2018-05-14 13:21 | From the high use of water and pesticides to produce cotton, to the climate impact of manufacturing synthetic fibres, the fashion industry is one of the most resource intensive industries in the world. In response, the fashion industry is increasingly looking to implement sustainability within...

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2018-05-14 09:36 |

Local community participation in managing forest and water resources is key to reducing degradation trends and improving livelihoods, but a...

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