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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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2018-04-03 10:50 |

Emus attempting to cross a rabbit-proof fence in Western Australia

Scientists have long known that isolation is a killer of nature

Organisms must be connected to others of their species – to...

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2018-04-03 10:43 | The SNS-NKJ network FibreTies will be having a meeting to prepare for a large grant application. The workshop and network event will be held at  VTT, Espoo, Finland, May 15-16 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to establish one or more project groups for a large grant application. The…

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2018-04-03 09:00 |

Ottawa, ON — Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada and the Canadian Parks Council (CPC) announced a partnership to place 600 youth in summer jobs in Canada’s provincial and territorial parks in the summers of 2018 and 2019. PLT Canada has received approximately $4 million through the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience program to offer a 50% wage-match to support summer green job placements for youth.  

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2018-04-03 09:00 |

Ottawa, ON — Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada will be placing 1000 youth in green jobs using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) diverse network of program participants, conservation leaders, Indigenous partners, and community groups. PLT Canada has received approximately $7 million in federal funding from the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience Program to get youth working in the great outdoors through the summers of 2018 and 2019....

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2018-04-03 08:54 |

A study in which scientists from the Center of International Forestry Research (CIFOR) collaborated with researchers from Columbia University has...

The post Research co-...

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2018-04-03 07:20 | Join our webinar on 11 April 2018 to discuss innovative ways to channel and leverage finance to forest-related enterprises. 

IIED and partners are hosting an online seminar to share knowledge gained during a year-long learning partnership on financing forest-related enterprises. Participants will join researchers, forestry experts, government, private sector and NGO representatives from a range of international contexts to discuss lessons on innovative channelling and leveraging of...

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2018-04-03 04:38 |

Southeast Asia’s first sustainability bond aids land rehabilitation while turning a profit

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2018-04-03 04:09 |

A mile off the nearest gravel road in a stand of young aspen, balsam and birch, a four-man crew from the St. Louis County Surveyor's Office hopped off their tracked ATVs and loaded up their backpacks for a walk in the woods.

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2018-04-03 01:06 | A team of researchers from Swiss university ETH Zurich is to use robots to help assemble prefabricated timber modules into a 100 sq m, three-storey house. Source: Global Construction Review The robots will install 487 load-bearing structures on the first two floors of the DFAB House, which is located in Dübendorf, on the eastern outskirts of Zurich. These will be visible behind a transparent façade after the home is completed. The robots use information from a CAD model to cut and arrange the...

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2018-04-03 01:04 | South West residents converged on Parliament House to hand over a petition asking the WA government to protect high conservation value forests. Source: Bunbury Mail High conservation value forests contain or provide habitat for threatened plants and animals, and provide protection of water ways, wildlife corridors or Indigenous or European heritage. The petition, signed by more than 15,500 people, was tabled in the Legislative Council by South West MLC Diane Evers. At the rally, Ms Evers said...

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2018-04-03 01:02 | A merger in the South Island fibreboard business has been approved by the Commerce Commission in New Zealand. Source: Radio New Zealand It will allow the Japanese company Daiken New Zealand to acquire 100% of the shares in Dongwha New Zealand Limited, which is 80% owned by a Hong Kong-based company. Daiken makes medium density fibreboard or MDF from a plant it operates in North Canterbury. Dongwha makes MDF in Southland. The commission said the merger would not substantially lessen competition...

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2018-04-03 01:02 | OneFortyOne has confirmed that it will not be undertaking any further investigation into a proposed greenfields particleboard mill at Tarpeena. Source: Timberbiz The decision not to proceed to the next stage follows two years of extensive work into the feasibility of such an investment. The feasibility study concluded that while the mill may have made a positive contribution economically, the significant industry changes including strong domestic market growth and two local acquisitions over...

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2018-04-03 01:01 | Canadian forestry expert Ken Wu is in New Zealand on a nationwide tour explaining that imported cedar must come from certified sources to protect ancient British Columbia specimens. Source: Stuff NZ Cedar is the Canadian equivalent of New Zealand’s kauri with some forests 2000 years old, making up about one third of sawn timber imports with most of it from old-growth forests. The hard cedar requires little treatment as a fashionable cladding, although for general construction builders...

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2018-04-03 00:57 | Federal Labor is promising to revisit and fix any logging agreements with state governments that are not based on “proper, independent and full scientific assessments”. Source: The Guardian In a pledge that could have implications for the rollover of nine agreements due to expire in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia over the next three years, the shadow minister for agriculture, Joel Fitzgibbon, and shadow minister for environment and water, Tony Burke said in a joint statement: “...

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2018-04-03 00:52 | A portfolio of eight forests located in Northland, Waikato, Gisborne/East Coast and Canterbury has been put on the market with a substantial portion of the trees ready to harvest now. Source: The New Zealand Herald Project Tapuwae Forest Estate comprises a total crop area of 2503ha, predominantly planted with pinus radiata, says Warwick Searle, forestry specialist with Colliers International who, with colleague Roger Seavill, is marketing the portfolio for sale by way of a two-stage expressions...

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2018-04-03 00:51 | The Anti-Dumping Commission is once again investigating claims that imported A4 copy paper has been dumped into Australia, damaging the sole domestic producer, Australian Paper. Source: IndustryEdge, Timberbiz Initial investigations estimate the dumping margin could be as much as 34%. After receiving an application from Australian Paper, the Anti-Dumping Commission conducted its initial investigation into allegations of dumping against imports from Austria, Finland, Korea, Russia and Slovakia....

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2018-04-02 20:15 | 5 March 2018 – The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, as a supplementary agreement to the Cartagena Protocol, the Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures … Continue reading CBD March...

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2018-04-02 19:22 |

“In the 1960s, the stream channel in Needle Branch got hammered, and the cutthroat took it in the shorts,” said Doug Bateman, the lead author of the paper, now a retired researcher in the College of Forestry.(more)

Additional Information: OSU Press Release

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