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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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2018-06-30 00:20 | A recent study suggests that a warming climate in the Pacific Northwest would lessen the capacity of many forest microclimates to moderate climate extremes in the future.

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2018-06-29 17:53 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 29th June 2018—Representatives of several Vietnamese and German companies active in Viet Nam learned the benefits of adopting a zero-tolerance policy on wildlife crime today in Hanoi. At a workshop organised by TRAFFIC with funding from WWF-Germany, leaders and staff from 30 businesses were shown that taking a public stance against buying, gifting, and consuming wild animals can make their companies more competitive.

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2018-06-29 16:48 |

Lead Technical Adviser, Pietro Carpena, recently visited TREE AID’s forest governance project in Burkina Faso. Here, he explains how the forest management plans implemented in eight pilot communes have decentralised forest governance, improved local autonomy and delivered a positive impact on living conditions.   Since 2007, TREE AID has led a forest governance project in

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2018-06-29 14:04 | Conception R.P.  a Canadian company that designs and manufactures fingerjointing equipment has obtained the largest contract in its history, at $6.7 million CAD. The company announced the contract for a U.S. CLT manufacturer.

“Conception R.P. are a small company in Quebec City, but our competition are the global giants in the equipment industry. We are very proud of what we accomplished,” says Louis-André Landry Levesque, business development...

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2018-06-29 13:48 |

Higher lumber costs, labor shortages and growing regulations are holding U.S. builders back as they try to ramp up construction to meet the huge demand for housing.

After starting about 850,000 single-family homes nationwide last year, builders around the country are forecast to construct almost 910,000 houses this year and increase production to 1 million homes by 2020, says Robert Dietz, chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders.

The rise in construction...

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2018-06-29 12:39 | Organiser has been busy working alongside many dry-mill and wood manufacturing operations locally, local and global tech providers and researchers over the last couple of months. Many of their readers will have been involved.

Together, they have designed the eagerly awaited WoodTECH 2018 series. It’s set to run firstly in Melbourne, Australia on 11-12 September and then again in Rotorua, New Zealand for wood producers on 18-19 September.

“Last year, we had a record turnout to the...

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2018-06-29 11:38 | NZ structural log prices rose to the highest level for 25 years as local mills compete with the export market to secure supply for the domestic construction market amid strong demand from China.

The average price for structural S1 logs increased to $135 a tonne this month, from $134 a tonne last month, and marking the highest level since 1993, according to AgriHQ’s monthly survey of exporters, forest owners and saw millers. The average price for New Zealand A-grade export logs hit a...

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2018-06-29 11:19 | This June, Robert Sommer, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest shared the story behind his stunning picture 'Sunrise in Summer', taken on one of the countless lakes of the Glaskogen Nature Reserve in Sweden. How do you feel about forests? A...

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2018-06-29 11:09 | Vicksburg Forest Products is opening a lumber mill in Vicksburg, Mississippi. After significant upgrades and modifications are complete, the multi-million dollar corporate investment will create 125 jobs, as the Mississippi Development Authority reports.

In March 2018, Anderson Tully Company announced the closure of its Vicksburg operations as of May 15th. Jackson-based Vicksburg Forest Products purchased the assets associated with Anderson Tully and is investing in significant plant...

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2018-06-29 10:34 |

PRESS RELEASE: New report reveals the benefits of bamboo for land restoration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A report shows that bamboo has had positive environmental and socio-economic benefits in eight countries. Beijing, China, 26 June 2018 (INBAR) – A new report, released today, shows the positive benefits which bamboo has had as a tool to restore […]

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2018-06-29 10:32 | Enabling Sustainable Transition to a Biobased Economy – The BioWiseTrans Network meets for the 2nd time in Hamar.     18-20 June, BioWiseTrans partners Nordregio, NIBIO, LUKE, Oslo University and Karlstad University came together in Hamar and sorroundings for its second workshop. Like last time and importantly, different stakeholders from…

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2018-06-29 10:20 |

USNR names Dale Brown as President. He will be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations of USNR.

A graduate of the business program at Linfield College, Brown began his professional career when he joined USNR as an accounting clerk in 1986. Since that time he has been promoted numerous times, progressively gaining greater responsibilities within the company and, along the way, developing experience and expertise across all...

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2018-06-29 02:47 | Dear IFSA World, As the IFSA year almost draws to a close I wanted to share some of the happenings from IFSA’s busy International Processes Commission and our broader UN Partnerships, through which our engagement is ever growing thanks to our busy Head’s of Sub-Commissions, Liaison Officers and active delegations. United Nations Framework Convention on … Continue reading IPC NEWS JUNE 2018

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2018-06-29 01:08 |

June 27, 2018 — HOUSTON, Texas — Months after the storm, Hurricane Harvey may still be causing damage. Urban Forest Strike Team members from across the nation examined trees in Harris County Bear Creek Park this week for effects of prolonged flooding. Bear Creek Park was under approximately four feet of water for

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2018-06-28 23:37 |

(Vancouver, BC) –BC Council of Forest Industries [COFI] President & CEO Susan Yurkovich issued the following statement responding to the report by Mark Haddock released today on professional reliance. “We are disappointed with the professional reliance report. Mr. Haddock’s report misses the opportunity to focus on meaningful improvements to the governance of professional associations, drifting […]

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2018-06-28 22:14 | CPAWS appreciates the work done today towards a plan to deliver on Canada’s commitment to expand the proportion of Canada’s landscape that is protected from10.6% to at least 17% by 2020. In particular we welcome the launch of the federal government’s Nature Fund with a “quick start” component for protected spaces that will support efforts by Indigenous governments, provinces and territories and other partners to work towards this short-term target.

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2018-06-28 21:10 |

June 28, 2018 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, and while sitting by the campfire, grilling a favorite dish or using fireworks are common activities — they could spark a wildfire.  Approximately 90 percent of wildfires are caused by people and their activities and Ind

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2018-06-28 20:59 | Montréal, QC and Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes the announcement of the upcoming creation of the American Bank marine protected area, an action that has just repaid several years’ work by the organization and demonstrates the Quebec and Canadian governments’ determination to protect our marine species and reach the international target of 10% marine protected areas by 2020.

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2018-06-28 17:00 | An ITTO co-hosted workshop held recently in Madagascar has started a process for dealing with Madagascar’s stockpiles of precious woods listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The Workshop to Discuss Implementation of Madagascar’s Use Plan (“Business Plan”) for Securing and Disposing of Stockpiles of Rosewood and other Precious Woods” was convened in the country’s capital, Antananarivo, on 19?21 June 2018. Co-hosted by the...

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2018-06-28 14:01 |

Ponsse Plc and Sotreq S.A. have signed a cooperation agreement on the sale, service and marketing of PONSSE harvester heads in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

“Minas Gerais is a key forestry area in Brazil, and we want to offer better services to our customers operating in the area. This cooperation supports our objective of being a strong player in Brazil’s harvester head market,” says Ponsse Plc’s...

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