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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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2018-01-11 04:55 | WA’s liquid gold smells so sweet to world’s best perfumeries, with sandalwood JV giving hope to Goldfields community. Source: The West The joint venture project will take wild sandalwood from WA’s Gibson Desert to the world’s best perfume houses. A new sandalwood oil processing facility opened in Kalgoorlie, marking the start of an ambitious project to take wild sandalwood from the Gibson Desert to the world’s best perfume houses. At the same time, the new Dutjahn Sandalwood Oil facility will...

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2018-01-11 04:47 | Single tree selection is a low intensity method of harvesting where individual or small groups of trees are selected and removed within an area planned for timber harvesting. Source: Timberbiz This method looks for trees within areas of forest that contains a mix of different age classes ranging from young five year old regrowth trees to old growth trees that have already begun forming natural hollows. The trees are selected on the basis of diameter and condition, with smaller aand younger...

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2018-01-11 04:42 | In January 1995 the Keating government’s attempts to curtail logging in old growth forests ran into fierce opposition when timber trucks blockaded Parliament House, ringing the building for days. Source: The Guardian The government had established the regional forest policy in 1992, in a bid to balance environmental preservation with jobs in the timber industry. Its aim was to preserve highvalue native old growth forests but allow logging in less valuable industries and to encourage value-...

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2018-01-11 04:36 | After 44 years with Hyne Timber, John McDonald, aka ‘Macca’ has signed off the last time. Source: Timberbiz Mr McDonald was also known to many on the Coast for ‘Maccas Pens’ at Cotton Tree Markets, his pen hobby will now take precedence as he retires at the age of 60. According to the Hyne Timber Kunda Park Site Manager, Peter Hall, Macca was a valued member of the Sunshine Coast team, a hard working and incredibly organised mentor for the warehouse and customer service...

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2018-01-11 04:24 | TAFE NSW Tumut Campus will open doors to future students for TAFE NSW Enrolment Week, January 15 to 19. Source: Timberbiz Members of the Tumut community can access information sessions and campus tours designed to showcase state-of-the-art facilities and course offerings available. The TAFE NSW Tumut team will be on hand to offer career advice, with opportunities to meet the teachers and chat with inspiring graduates now working in their chosen field. “TAFE NSW offers over 1200 courses in a...

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2018-01-11 04:22 | The crew from 7MATE’s Going Bush recently joined VicForests, and a team of auditors, to learn how native timber harvesting operations are certified in Victoria. Source: Timberbiz. The story will air on 7MATE, Saturday 13 January 2018 at 10.30am and will then be available on the VicForests website and VicForests YouTube Channel. Lachlan Spencer, VicForests General Manager Stakeholders and Planning said that forest certification is important to VicForests because it provides reassurance from...

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2018-01-10 22:55 |

“Imagine the difference between the temperature of the sand and the air at the beach on a hot, summer day,” said David Mildrexler, the lead author who received his Ph.D. from the College of Forestry at Oregon State last June. “The air might be warm, but if you walk barefoot across the sand, it’s...(more)

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2018-01-10 22:55 |

ALERT researchers released today a one-minute video that shows how a massive development scheme in Brazil could effectively chop the Amazon — the world's greatest rainforest — in half.

Brazil is currently working to complete a dramatic upgrade to the BR-319 Highway, an 870 kilometer-long road segment running...

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2018-01-10 21:27 |

Published January 10th, 2018 by the BC Lumber Trade Council – Source Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council made the following statement today on the Government of Canada’s legal action filed with the World Trade Organization [WTO]: “B.C. lumber producers welcome the Government of Canada’s efforts to vigorously defend Canada’s interests in trade relations with the U.S.  In particular, the Government of …

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2018-01-10 17:55 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2018—TRAFFIC’s collaboration with the global transport and logistics sector through the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership and Wildlife TRAPS Project has been significantly boosted over recent months.  

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2018-01-10 13:22 |

. Even meticulous planning and careful rehearsal of cover stories aren’t always enough to ensure an undercover investigation goes smoothly. On very rare occasions, things can go wrong. In today’s…

The post Investigator Week: What was your scariest moment when working undercover? appeared first on EIA International...

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2018-01-10 12:54 | Jan 9,2018---Sappi expands its container board product range and with Fusion Uncoated, offers an uncoated fresh fibre liner in the corrugated board market. With the development of Sappi’s Fusion Uncoated, a fully bleached fresh fibre liner, the specialist paper manufacturer is continuing to expand its product offering for the high-volume corrugated board market. Fusion Uncoated is based on the paper concept for the already very successful Fusion Topliner. In contrast to the double-coated Fusion...

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2018-01-10 12:53 | CINCINNATI--Jan 10,2018----The Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.6896 per share on the Common Stock and on the Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock of the Company, payable on or after February 15, 2018 to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close of business on January 19, 2018, and to Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock shareholders of record at the start of business...

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2018-01-10 12:52 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2018 -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.475 per share for the period from January 1, 2018, to March 31, 2018, inclusive, on its common stock, par value $1.00. This dividend is payable on March 15, 2018, to holders of record at the close of business on February 21, 2018.



Today the company also declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share for the period from January 1, 2018, to March 31,...

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2018-01-10 12:13 |

Tigercat’s new 2160 loader forwarder is well suited to mill yard and a variety of tough duty off-road industrial applications.

The 2160 has a 27-tonne payload capacity and is equipped with Tigercat’s WideRange® drive system and Tigercat-designed and built bogie axles for high tractive effort, quick travel speeds and mechanical reliability.

The upper assembly is equipped with a 9 m (30 ft) knuckleboom loader...

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2018-01-10 12:03 |

Tigercat continues to evolve the purpose-built 855 forestry carrier platform with the introduction of an improved cab.

The 855E machine platform can be configured as a harvester, feller buncher or shovel logger and is well recognized and field proven in some of the toughest forestry applications and climates on the planet.

The 855 E-series carriers takes line of sight to the next level with larger side windows, narrower side posts, more cab lights and standard equipped skyVIEW...

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2018-01-10 11:35 |

During November and December Renholmen has taken on five new contracts in Norway, Finland and Sweden.

“The sawmill industry is running flat out and views us as a competent partner. During the year we have made preparations to meet demand and simultaneously develop our offers,” says Bernt-Ove Andersson, Marketing Manager at Renholmen.

The Nordic sawmill industry is currently in a better state than it has been for some time and...

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2018-01-10 11:30 |

Washington DC has dominated headlines over the last year.  Some of it including Federal Land, but not much to do with the Forest Service. Forest fires being the possible exception.  It doesn’t mean things haven’t been going on behind the scenes.  With new leadership at the top, there seems to be some renewed optimism of … Continue reading "Forest Service Policy"

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2018-01-10 10:57 |

In autumn 2017, 6.7 million seedlings from Södra were planted. This represents an increase of 600,000 seedlings compared with autumn planting in 2016, and 1.9 million compared with 2015. In 2017, Södra supplied a total of 36.3 million seedlings.

Södra has set a record during autumn planting for the third consecutive year. Not since after the storm years of 2005 and 2007 have so many seedlings been planted in the autumn as in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The success factors include increased...

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2018-01-10 10:56 |

Blue Ridge Lumber will create seventeen new jobs and invest nearly $2.7 million at the company’s lumber yard in Essex County.

The company is adding new dry kiln capacity to increase hardwood exports and has committed to purchase more than $5.2 million of Virginia-grown logs and lumber over the next three years. Blue Ridge Lumber has been selling Appalachian hardwoods since 1981, operating six facilities throughout Virginia and exporting...

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