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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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2017-06-22 00:21 | Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas – a key driver of climate change. Source: Reuters The Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) experiment at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) will expose a fenced-off section of mature woodland – in Norbury Park in Staffordshire, West Midlands – to levels of...

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2017-06-22 00:20 | WorkSafe New Zealand says many of the woodlots on farmland were planted on steep ground which made harvesting these trees highly dangerous. Source: Stuff NZ Woodlots can be dangerous territory for farmers who are better to bring in the professionals when they want them harvested safely. Many of the woodlots were planted 25-40 years ago and are due to be harvested. They were often planted on steep hill country that required skillful and experienced operators to harvest them, WorkSafe chief...

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2017-06-22 00:19 | New Zealand structural log prices have hit their highest level in more than two decades as local mills compete with the export market to secure supply to meet demand from the domestic market. Source: NBR The price for structural S1 logs lifted to NZ$124 a tonne this month from NZ $123 a tonne last month and NZ $114 a tonne at the same time last year, reaching the highest price for the grade since April 1994, according to AgriHQ’s monthly survey of exporters, forest owners and saw millers...

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2017-06-22 00:19 | Australia is ideally placed to significantly reduce emissions from our coal-fired power stations by co-firing them with renewable wood waste. Source: Timberbiz Reports in Fairfax newspapers that the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is advocating for the potential of co-firing renewable wood waste to reduce emissions from Australia’s ageing coal power stations as part of Australia’s clean energy future highlights the once-in-a-generation opportunity. “With a readily available supply of...

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2017-06-22 00:18 | A popular brand of timber product used to build Kiwi homes doesn’t meet the strict rules put in place in response to the leaky homes crisis. Source: TVNZ That’s prompted urgent action from government officials. The Commerce Commission has ruled J-Frame is not everything it claims to be. J-Frame is a laminated veneer lumber – or LVL – made up of multiple layers of thin wood glued together. “There isn’t a question mark over whether it is a rotting risk. It...

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2017-06-22 00:15 | The company that bought South Australia’s forests five years ago for a price criticised as too cheap is making four times the profits generated under government management. Source: The Herald Sun Then treasurer Jack Snelling oversaw the controversial sale of Forestry SA to OneFortyOne Plantations in 2012 for “a very impressive offer” of $670 million. But documents lodged with the financial regulator show the new owner has been generating annual profits as high as $125.5 million. At that rate it...

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2017-06-22 00:14 | The Burnie council in Tasmania recently hosted a forum with key stakeholders in the private forests sector, to get a greater understanding of the current issues and opportunities for future growth for the industry. Source: The Advocate With a large proportion of land in the Burnie municipality used for private forest plantations and associated activities, and a heritage of forest and timber industry, Burnie City Council acknowledges the importance of the forest industry as a vital sector in the...

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2017-06-22 00:13 | VicForests was willing to look at making up a shortfall in timber supply to the Australian Sustainable Hardwoods mill in Heyfield. The claim came after the mill’s owner, the Hermal Group, last week announced it would bring forward its closure blaming an expected shortage of timber from VicForests. VicForests acting chief executive Nathan Trushell said it anticipated delivering at least 97% of the requested volume for 2016-17 for the Heyfield mill. “The under supply would represent...

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2017-06-22 00:12 | Imported timber could be processed at Heyfield’s timber mill as its owners consider how it might remain open without the assistance of the Victorian Government. Source: The Weekly Times The Weekly Times understands imported plantation timber is among the options Hermal Group is considering to keep the dry mill, or timber manufacturing part of the business open, when its green mill closes in August. It is understood importing timber, using different species and different timber cuts, will be...

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2017-06-21 21:49 |

Approximately 70% of Africa’s population depends on its agriculture-based economy for their livelihoods, underscoring the importance of soil to the sector. Fertile soils across the continent are under threat, however, due in large part to climate change and...

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2017-06-21 20:26 | Today, and everyday, the Faculty of Forestry honors the Musqueam people, on whose traditional, ancestral and unceded territory we do our work. UBC Forestry has the privilege of working with many Indigenous communities from geographically diverse territories. In honour of these communities and National Aboriginal History month, we would like to highlight some of these research projects taking place around the world.

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2017-06-21 20:04 |

In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, TimberWest is proud to announce its First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program which recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. The program commissions the artists to design, create and showcase their cultural art work at a seven-week art show in September hosted at the Nanaimo Art Gallery at Vancouver Island University …

The post...

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2017-06-21 19:33 | Rainforest Foundation UK has today written to Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, asking her to prevent Norwegian funding for an industrial logging project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The proposed project would hand over 20 million hectares of forest to timber companies. Funding for the project would come from Central Africa Forest Initiative (CAFI), […]

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2017-06-21 18:53 | Forest services can continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, new research suggests.

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2017-06-21 15:24 |

To help loggers maximize timber quality, John Deere has upgraded its harvester stick boom attachment across all 800MH- and 900MH-Series tracked harvesters. The new stick boom geometry delivers the same high level of boom envelope performance, but with a narrower design to help operators minimize damage to harvested trees.

“Avoiding unnecessary damage to harvested trees while operating out in the field has always been a major concern for the industry. When tree damage occurs, it...

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2017-06-21 15:09 |

Signatories of this letter welcome the Clean Energy Package as the means to set in place new rules for a consumer-centred European energy system, by implementing the three stated EU objectives: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers.
Demand side flexibility is a resource that not only benefits and empowers individual consumers, both private and professional, but also reduces total system costs,...

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2017-06-21 15:05 |

John Deere is adding to its best-in-class G-Series motor grader lineup with the addition of two models — the 620G/GP and 622G/GP. On display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the 620G/GP and 622G/GP are designed for cities, townships and contractors that prefer lighter and more fuel-efficient graders on the job. The Moline-based manufacturer is also adding a dual joystick option on all Grade Pro (GP) models, along with ripper-stow automation, courtesy lighting and an updated high-resolution reverse...

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2017-06-21 14:57 |

NZ structural log prices hit highest level in more than two decades – New Zealand structural log prices have hit their highest level in more than two decades as local mills compete with the export market to secure supply to meet demand from the domestic market.

The price for structural S1 logs lifted to $124 a tonne this month from $123 a tonne last month and $114 a tonne at the same time last year, reaching the highest price for the grade since April 1994, according to AgriHQ...

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2017-06-21 14:52 |

Regulatory reforms encounter both progress and setbacks

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2017-06-21 13:51 | Investments of Finnish forest industry increased by 22 percent last year, reaching the amount of EUR 948 million, tells the […]

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