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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 20:26 |

What is the A to Z project?  This is a US Forest Service project that is very unique.  It’s located on the Colville National Forest in Northeast Washington State. What makes A to Z Unique? This project is a forest restoration project that is approximately 54,000 acres of forest land in NE Washington.  Most projects … Continue reading "A to Z"

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2017-06-15 17:00 | ITTO has released time-series data for 83 countries, including all ITTO producer and consumer member countries, on the production and trade of 16 primary timber products, such as logs, sawnwood, veneer and plywood. The data, for the period 1990?2016, are available in ITTO’s online statistical database.

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2017-06-15 13:26 |

Better management of Indonesia’s vast peatlands, some of the biggest and most efficient carbon stores on the planet, which have been extensively degraded, means working with the people who make their living from them.

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2017-06-15 12:20 | SALT LAKE CITY — June 14, 2017 — Packsize International today announced the immediate availability of the iQ3™ On Demand Packaging® machine. This next-generation iQ Series system from Packsize minimizes operating, material, and shipping costs from a machine footprint of only 62 square feet, including the z-Fold® corrugated bale(s) from which the boxes are made.

The increase in demand for products online has led to the expansion of the e-commerce market, resulting in increased...

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2017-06-15 12:18 | Vienna,June 14 2017 ---The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) has announced the winners of its Safety Awards Program for 2016. We are delighted to announce that three Mondi Industrial Bags plants in North America won PSSMA awards for plant safety in recognition of the “Best annual safety experience”. The winning plants were Louisville (Kentucky), Arcadia (Louisiana) and Salt Lake City (Utah). Moreover, Arcadia and Louisiana achieved zero incidents rates in 2016.
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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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