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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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2018-04-18 05:00 |

Construction is one of several major themes at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress In a world of increasing urban densification, construction needs to become safer and more resilient. This is particularly true in the context of a changing climate, with its more extreme weather patterns. In earthquakes, an estimated three quarters of deaths are […]

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2018-04-18 01:27 |

Momentum continues to build on the successful State of America’s Forests platform as the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities released six new components on the interactive website, usaforests.org.

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2018-04-18 01:04 |

Deep in Colorado's national forests, shadowy teams of people are clearcutting underbrush, trenching hillsides for cultivation, diverting and damming streams to create reservoirs and using chemicals that are killing fish and wildlife.

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2018-04-17 17:57 | Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseases, a new study suggests.

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2018-04-17 16:31 | NAMA Facility reports a high proportion of NAMA Support Project Outlines received during the 5th Call have been found eligible. Ecofys analysis highlights lack of successful financial mechanisms attached to NAMAs as one reason behind limited success in securing funds. Countries and organisations discuss climate actions, enhanced cooperation and capacity building, including with focus on transparency.

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2018-04-17 09:35 | Help us to inspire purposeful innovation within forest certification! We are looking for technology solution providers to join forces with our members as they apply for the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund. The Fund's Call for Proposals is open until 11 May. This year, our Collaboration Fund is all...

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2018-04-17 08:26 |

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) invites up to two Indonesian graduate students to collaborate with its Research Program...

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2018-04-17 03:54 |

  Delia C. Catacutan has received the country’s highest award for agriculture and rural development On 5 April 2018, Delia Catacutan was awarded the medal, For the Cause of Agriculture and Rural Development, by His Excellency Dr Le Quoc...

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2018-04-17 02:29 | An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multi-coloured grain and resonant sound. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Since new trade rules took effect in 2017, guitar makers have complained about long delays in getting permits to import rosewood and export finished instruments that contain it. Warehouses have...

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2018-04-17 02:22 | The proposed National Forest Policy 2018 for India that allows use of degraded forest lands for industry has largely been welcomed by wood-based industries, including paper and wood-based board manufacturers. Source: Business Line The draft policy put in public domain for feedback till last week has attracted keen interest from the industry. Plans for Public-Private Partnerships in developing degraded forest areas available with Forest Development Corporations (FDCs), management of trees ...

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2018-04-17 02:22 | A virtual forest developed by Metsä Group, Tieto and CTRL Reality runs on all VR devices, and it can simulate different forest management methods and their impact on income and the landscape. Source: Timberbiz The solution can replace actual visits to the forest, and it helps to illustrate the impact of forest management activities, among others, to forest owners. “Being the digital pioneer in its industry, Metsä Group built the first version of its virtual forest in autumn 2017. “The...

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2018-04-17 02:20 | Tigercat’s latest harvester, the eight-wheeled 1185, is scheduled to be demonstrated in Tumut/Tumbarumba on May 16. The 1185 made its debut at Elmia in June and now it’s ready for its Oz debut. Source: Timberbiz 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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2018-04-17 02:18 | Drones, scanners, sensors and satellites are replacing roles typically performed by people, in a research program led by Scion in Rotorua. Source: New Zealand Herald This fifth “Growing confidence in forestry’s future” (GCFF) conference was held in Rotorua to cover the highlights of the NZ$5 million GCFF research program to date. When the program was launched in 2013, former Scion chief executive Dr Warren Parker and former Forest Owners’ Association Paul Nicholls said...

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2018-04-17 02:17 | Hyne Timber is currently upgrading key saw line components at its Tuan Mill in Queensland, to increase structural timber production volumes and process efficiencies. Source: Timberbiz This major undertaking and significant investment comes as Australia continues to experience very high levels of demand for softwood, especially for structural framing products, as key east coast detached and low rise residential building markets remain strong. These upgrades will see the mill ranking highly among...

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2018-04-17 02:13 | Australia’s log exports remained above 5 million m3 per annum for the second successive month in February, with exports totalling a new record 5.067 million m3. Source: IndustryEdge and Timberbiz Softwood log exports continued to dominate, totalling 4.914 million m3 for the year and accounting for close to 97% of the total. “Exports totalled about 449,000 m3 in February 2017, which was the highest level in seven months,” an IndustryEdge analyst said. “On top of the annual record, that is the...

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2018-04-17 02:13 | As part of its ongoing commitment to safety, OneFortyOne (ONO) and its contractor partners in the OneSafeGroup are continuing their work improving safety across the region’s forestry industry, expanding their focus into mental health and wellbeing.  Source: Timberbiz OneFortyOne’s Emma-Kate Griffiths recently organised an accredited St Johns ‘Mental health first aid course’ for group members, teaching people how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or...

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2018-04-17 02:12 | Australia’s peak farming body has backed growing trees on farms, emphasising that “trees are not the enemy of Australian farmers”. Source: Philip Hopkins The president of the National Farmers’ Federation, Fiona Simson, emphasised she wanted to break down the ideological barriers between agriculture and forestry. She was addressing a recent forum in Canberra held by the Australian Forest Products Association, which has been a member of the NFF since 2015. Ms Simson said the NFF was excited to...

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2018-04-16 22:29 |

“That suggests smaller, prescribed burns can be a management tool for potentially decreasing the threat of bigger fires and creating more resilient forests without having a major effect on water yields,” said co-corresponding author Kevin Bladon of Oregon State University.(more)

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2018-04-16 22:20 |

Charismatic animals such as giraffes and pandas are ever-present in ads, logos, films, books and toys. The scientists posit that the ubiquity of these depictions — which they say amount to a “virtual population”— may lead “the general public to think that these animals are common and abundant,...(more)

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2018-04-16 20:24 | Researchers have found that increasing land clearing for logging in Solomon Islands -- even with best management strategies in place -- will lead to unsustainable levels of soil erosion and significant impacts to downstream water quality.

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