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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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2018-08-30 14:40 |

The extensive range of Volkswagen Utility Vehicles is strongly featured at the FinnMETKO 2018 exhibition. In addition to the versatile range of models, the showroom introduces two top innovations: a brand new...

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2018-08-30 12:00 | Chilaw, Sri Lanka, 15-17 August 2018 As follow-up to the 2017 consultations in India, the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka, in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) organised a knowledge-sharing workshop on best practices in implementing forest landscape restoration (FLR) in South Asian countries. Around 60 experts contributed […]

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2018-08-30 10:59 | Whenever the goods and people move, forest is being harvested or earth moved, the 120 year-old Nokian Tyres is working along. The range of products we present at FinnMETKO 2018 gives an excellent idea how the continuous product development while listening to the end users results in improved tire safety, economy and sustainability – in a word, peace of mind.

Once again, a comprehensive range of machinery companies gather to Jämsä at FinnMETKO 2018 trade fair. Nokian Tyres is presenting a...

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2018-08-30 02:51 | The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) in the UK has responded to the Government’s proposal on banning the use of combustible materials in cladding systems on high-rise residential buildings. Source: Timberbiz The CTI’s official response focuses on the “ambiguity over the scope of the ban being proposed in the consultation.” “While we applaud the findings of the Hackitt review, and can fully understand the Government’s desire to be seen to be taking tough...

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2018-08-30 02:50 | At 25 King Street, in Bowen Hills Brisbane there is a 10 storey high office building currently being built with CLT supplied by Stora Enso engineered and processed by Lendlease. Source: Timberbiz In total, the building is using over 6000 cubic meters of CLT and glulam. On an average summer day, Stora Enso says that this ‘amount of trees are grown in Austrian forest in less than two hours’. Stora Enso sources only European wood for its manufacturing through its third party verified supply chains...

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2018-08-30 02:50 | McDonald’s recently opened its redesigned flagship store in Chicago and it’s dominated by wood and cross-laminated timber (CLT). Source: Woodworking Network The new building, which opened 9 August on the site of the former Rock N Roll McDonald’s in Chicago’s River North District, is a steel and timber structure designed by Chicago-based Ross Barney Architects. The LEED-certified building has many sustainable elements including CLT. The 19,000-square-foot building is part...

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2018-08-30 02:49 | More than 100 years of history is effectively over according to a Creswick forestry graduate who fears the loss of the University of Melbourne’s rural campus. Source: The Courier The university has released plans to relocate much of the forestry school to its Parkville campus due a decline in forestry enrollments in recent years. It hopes the move will lead to an increase in student numbers in the course however, Creswick locals and graduates fear for the future of the much-loved campus. More...

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2018-08-30 02:49 | Lithgow City Council is supporting a push from Local Government NSW to abolish the rate exemption from Forestry land. Source: Lithgow Mercury Lithgow council has estimated that the value of foregone rates on Forestry lands in the Lithgow LGA is $414,000 per annum. “A rate exemption currently applies to operational land managed by the dNSW Forestry Corporation. Forestry operations have an impact on Council roads and other transport infrastructure in the Lithgow Council LGA and beyond,” Lithgow...

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2018-08-30 02:43 | On 22 August 2018, the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 (Amendment Act) became law in New Zealand. The new laws will come into force on or before 22 October 2018. Source: Mondaq As well as bringing “residential land” within the Overseas Investment Act, the Amendment Bill brings in changes for the forestry and horticulture sectors, and enhances the enforcement and information gathering powers of the Overseas Investment Office (OIO). The Amendment Act introduces three key...

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2018-08-30 02:42 | Imagine planting by hand more than 5.5 million trees. That’s exactly what the team at OneFortyOne (OFO) has just done with the replanting season finishing last week across its Green Triangle forests. Source: Timberbiz For one man, OFO’s Terry Higgins, this season marked an important milestone as it was the second time he has replanted trees on this land. The first time was following the devastating 1983 Ash Wednesday fire. “Like most people who were part of our industry and community in the...

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2018-08-30 02:40 | Following our exclusive story in Timberbiz on 21 August that alerted to the potential danger and costs of the stink bug to our timber industry the government has implemented stronger offshore biosecurity measures for the upcoming brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season, to manage risks associated with this significant cargo pest. Source: Timberbiz Head of biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Lyn O’Connell, said BMSB are a threat to agricultural industries and the...

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2018-08-30 02:39 | The operator of southern Tasmania’s only direct freight service has announced it is pulling out of the state in two weeks, which will seriously affect the forestry sector. Source: ABC News Singapore-based company Swire Shipping has been operating out of Hobart every nine days since 2015, but are stopping the service due to charter and bunker costs making the service “commercially unviable”. The end of the service is expected to seriously affect the forestry sector, with one...

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2018-08-30 02:38 | After the Federal government’s recent political spill a change has come that will certainly be welcomed by most of the forestry industry as well as Tasmanians. Richard Colbeck has been given the portfolio of Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources assuming responsibility for forest industries. Sources: Timberbiz, ABC News Senator Colbeck takes over from Anne Ruston who takes on the new role of Assistant Minister for International Development. Senator Ruston has done a good job...

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2018-08-29 17:55 | Between April and August this year, Switzerland and central Europe have experienced the driest summer season since 1864. Especially the forest seems to suffer from this dry spell. A current study indicates now that native forest trees can cope much better with the drought than previously expected. It is, however, too early to give the all-clear as a consistently warmer and dryer climate might still put our native forests at risk.

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2018-08-29 12:00 | The state should help preserve rain forests through its cap and trade system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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2018-08-29 10:43 | We are in the midst of the quest for sustainable development. The ambition to leave no one behind, together with the global political consensus that the challenges we are facing are common and interrelated frame the new development narrative. However, this inter-connectedness does not always trickle down to the local level.

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2018-08-29 09:11 |

I would like to strongly recommend the 18th Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR) that will be held in Puerto Varas, Chile on March 3-7, 2019. I attended the SSAFR in 2015 in Uppsala (Sweden) andContinue reading

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2018-08-28 18:47 | Thirty-four countries have submitted 38 Forest Reference Emission Levels/Forest Reference Levels to the UNFCCC for technical assessment representing 1.4 billion hectares of forest, 36% of global forest area, and 66% of global forest loss, as per figures reported in the FAO 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment. In addition to this, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Malaysia have reported REDD+ results to the UNFCCC through five REDD+ results submissions, totaling more than 6 billion tonnes of...

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2018-08-28 18:37 | It has been a hot summer here in Ontario, and around the globe. While extreme heat is not often the attention garnering event that large storms and other natural disasters are, it can be even more deadly. This summer’s heatwave in Quebec has been attributed for the loss of dozens of lives and the Chicago […]

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