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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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2017-06-15 11:31 |

Forestry Commission research has revealed that many private owners of woodlands in Britain are unaware of the true value of their woodland resources. A new video from Grown in Britain, produced with significant funding and collaboration from Woodland Heritage and advice from the Forestry Commission, was launched on 15th June to address this issue, providing […]

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2017-06-15 11:11 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th June 2017—40 Customs Department and Forest Protection Department (FPD) officers commenced a training programme today to increase their understanding of the requirements for a legal timber trade and how to distinguish regulated and prohibited timber in trade.

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2017-06-15 05:44 |

Streetlights and other city circumstances lead to poor health and prevent urban trees from being all that they can be.

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2017-06-14 19:00 | PEFC France, PEFC Italy and PEFC Sweden have all successfully achieved the re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems. This endorsement not only confirms that they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks, but also ensures that certified forest owners...

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2017-06-14 17:15 | The CTCN – the implementation arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism – held a scoping workshop on supporting ‘first-of-a-kind’ climate technology, which sought to define the status and potential for matchmaking support of first-of-a-kind climate technologies to developing countries through the CTCN. The GEF Council approved the 2018 administrative budget for the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency of US$930,270. The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC) – the policy arm of the...

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2017-06-14 17:14 | An update from the European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) reviews a decade of efforts and increasing corporate and government commitments to reduce deforestation. The FAO held an ‘Expert Consultation on Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA): Towards FRA 2020’. PROFOR released Forest-SWIFT, a rapid assessment tool to complement its ‘Forestry Sourcebook’.

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2017-06-14 15:07 |

Brazilian pulp production grew 5.1% in the 1Q 2017 compared to the same period last year, totalling 6.32 million tons against 6.02 million in 2016, as Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) reported.

In the wood panels segment, exports are in the spotlight with a growth of 39.8%, reaching 376,000 cubic meters sold abroad between January and April this year. Meanwhile positive results continue for paper, with exports reaching 702,000 tons sold during the period; this represents growth of 1.9%...

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2017-06-14 14:45 |

Finnish forest industry notably increased its production of sawn softwood timber and plywood at the start of 2017, when construction in the main market areas picked up. Paperboard and pulp production grew strongly, but disparities between product groups in the forestry industry remain high, reports Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

The increase in European demand, and especially demand in China, for the industry was visible in the early part of the year. Political...

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2017-06-14 13:33 |

“Just stack nuts, bolts and washers in the no-slip soft ridged grip – start the thread and pull off the grip – your stacked bolts, washers and nuts are ready to go”, according to RToddS Engineering in Florida on their new flexible socket set. What more can I say?
Read the write up in the ‘Quality-Handtool-Review’
http://www.thewanktool.com/

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2017-06-14 12:02 | Experts from 19 countries are holding an International Agricultural and Forestry Convention in Cuba, focused on the problems of agricultural yields and the functioning of the sector”s productive chains. Source: Prensa Latina Entrepreneurs, small farmers, academicians and university students are participating in the forum, to be run until Friday, June 16th, at the Conference Center in Havana. According to the organizing committee, more than 600 Cuban and foreign delegates have been...

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2017-06-14 12:01 | The Papua New Guinea Government has deported a Catholic missionary after he tried to help villagers who were taking legal action against a giant Malaysian logging company. Source: ABC News Lawyer Doug Tennent had been working as the administrator of the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul, which included dealing with legal issues relating to traditional land ownership in the East New Britain Province. He was arrested by immigration officials on June 9 and flown to New Zealand on June 12. Mr Tennent...

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2017-06-14 12:00 | Tropical Forestry: Innovation and Change in the Asia Pacific Region is the theme for the Institute of Foresters of Australia’s conference on 14 – 17 August 2017 in Cairns. Source: Timberbiz This theme recognises the rich history of Australian Foresters who have contributed to the development of the professional practice of Forestry in South East Asia and the Pacific as well as at home. Sessions include: Indigenous commercial forestry, Conservation management in the tropics, Tropical...

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2017-06-14 12:00 | The Gisborne forestry industry is booming and it’s expected that over the next five years that log volume through the Eastland port will increase by one million tonnes.  Source: Maori Television “We’re exporting about 2.5 million tonnes a year through the port at the moment that’s up from under half a million tonnes 10 years ago so things have really picked up,” Eastland Port General Manager Andrew Gaddum told Te Kāea. The Gisborne Hawke’s Bay region has the...

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2017-06-14 11:59 | A Dunedin forest remains closed to the public after a pine tree disease not previously found on the South Island’s lower east coast reached the city. Source: Otago Daily Times City Forests chief executive Grant Dodson yesterday confirmed the forest at Cedar Farm, above Port Chalmers, was closed following the discovery of red needle cast in the plantation. The disease attacked pine trees and could cause defoliation in some trees, which typically recovered the following season, but could...

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2017-06-14 11:59 | Caterpillar has been involved in the forestry industry going back to its formation in 1925.  Its history in logging goes back even further – over 100 years – back to the time of Daniel and CL Best. Source: Timberbiz It all started with one of Caterpillar’s founders, CL “Leo” Best.  Leo’s father made steam tractors and wagons that supported the logging industry in the late 1800s, and Leo worked for his father in many capacities starting at the age of 13.  These machines hauled large...

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2017-06-14 11:58 | ASH will axe 250 jobs and move to Tasmania after the owners say the Victorian government failed to make a “genuine offer” to keep its production on the mainland. Source: AAP Australian Sustainable Hardwoods’ Heyfield Mill will close in August, ahead of its original September closure date, as the owners blamed VicForests for falling short in its promised log supply. The company said VicForests had suffered significant harvesting losses due to exclusion zones for the Leadbeater...

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2017-06-14 11:57 | Carter Holt Harvey’s timber mill at Myrtleford remains in limbo after workers voted down a new pay deal on Friday. Source: The Border Mail A total 97 workers voted no to the new enterprise agreement while 86 voted yes in the secret ballot over two days. Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) assistant district secretary Andrew Vendramini welcomed the narrow win for his members. “It’s good to get the ballot go our way,” he said. “No one is happy people are...

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2017-06-14 11:57 | Processed plantation timber waste could provide a new source of baseload electricity in South Australia when renewable energy rules are overhauled, in the wake of today’s release of the Finkel report. Queensland-based company Altus Renewables is planning to build a $125 million plant near Mt Gambier, where timber residues will be turned into bioenergy pellets which can be used to fire power stations. But unless Australian power generators begin using biopower, all of the material will be...

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2017-06-14 11:56 | Forest owners in New Zealand want the government to get extra forest planting underway, rather than waiting for a report on climate change to be presented next year. Source: New Zealand Herald Minister for Climate Change Paula Bennett has announced that the Productivity Commission will report back in June 2018, with recommendations for achieving a lower-carbon economy, to enable New Zealand to achieve its Paris Agreement commitment of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from 2005 levels,...

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