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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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2017-10-11 23:12 | Less than two weeks to go before the 2017 Australian Timber Design Award winners are announced in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz For the first time Dangerous Designs will be joining the celebrations that will beled by celebrity MC Tracey Spicer. Tickets are available at $170 pp for entrants and $190 for guests and the public, these include a three course dinner and all drinks. The event will be held at The Melbourne Museum in Carlton on 25 October. For further information office contact Ros on 02...

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2017-10-11 23:11 | In a judgment handed down on recently the NSW Land and Environment Court ordered Forestry Corporation of NSW to pay an $8000 fine and that it cover the EPA’s legal costs believed to be about $65,000. Source: Canberra Times Principal among a series of breaches was the potential for harm to rocky outcrops, signalling the first instance of the EPA pursuing a case in court over logging of rocky outcrops. Forestry Corporation of NSW pleaded guilty to an offence of a failure to thoroughly...

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2017-10-11 23:11 | The South Canterbury forestry industry is ripe for investment, while plantation owners who are keen to expand face various challenges, an industry expert says. Source: Stuff NZ Competing against dairying and pastoral crops for viable land, as well as overseas investment requirements, are just some of the factors cited as making investment challenging for both domestic and international markets. Laurie Forestry managing director Allan Laurie said the industry was heading into a peak for the next...

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2017-10-11 23:10 | Gympie’s timber history began in earnest soon after gold was discovered in 1867 by James Nash, and the industry has been at the heart of Gympie ever since. Source: Gympie Times Following alluvial fossicking, and when mining began, timber became vital for the safe construction of mine shafts. As soon as Governor Gipps declared the Moreton Bay region was no longer a penal colony, free settlement began. The population increased and so the need for timber followed. Farming and agriculture also...

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2017-10-11 23:05 | Government officials have checked out a company which seems to offer bulk swamp kauri on a Chinese e-commerce site but say no laws have been broken. Source: New Zealand Herald The rupturing of a vital fuel pipeline near Ruakaka last month – possibly after it was damaged by a digger trying to extract swamp kauri logs some years earlier – has put a spotlight back on to Northland’s swamp kauri industry and sparked a flurry of tip-offs to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)....

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2017-10-11 23:04 | Some New Zealand forest owners are suspending replanting of trees and re-thinking investments as the country’s third-largest export earner finds itself in the sights of maverick politician Winston Peters’ protectionist agenda. Sources: Today Online, Reuters The election king-maker last week said he would prioritize a restructure of the forest industry in closely-watched coalition talks with major parties after last month’s inconclusive election result. The plan includes a...

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2017-10-11 23:04 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s announcement that while it is staying tough on illegal logging, it continues to streamline and reform Australia’s illegal logging regulations for more effective compliance and fair trade. Source: Timberbix This is important, as a football field of forest is still being illegally cleared in overseas countries every two seconds and it is estimated that up to 30% of the global trade in timber products is from...

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2017-10-11 23:03 | Australia’s illegal logging laws are being improved to reduce compliance costs for timber importers and processors. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, said the government had worked closely with stakeholders to cut red tape yet ensure that illegally logged timber does not enter the Australian market. “Illegal logging has significant global economic, environmental, and social impacts and undercuts our legal and legitimate producers,”...

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2017-10-11 19:10 | Over 315 students from 13 states are expected to attend the 20th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy that will be held from Oct. 13-25 at the Camp Swift National Guard Facility located north of Bastrop.

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An in-depth report released by Biofuelwatch last week [4] shows that feedstocks (raw materials used to produce biofuel) other than palm oil cannot be converted to aviation fuels on a large scale either because of technical obstacles, or for economic reasons. Mary Louise Malig from the Global Forest Coalition, one of the signatories of the Open Letter said: “Biofuels are already responsible for large-scale deforestation, and for more land-grabbing, human rights abuses, loss of food...

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2017-10-11 16:17 | October 2017—Various workshops have been held under the “Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” (LENA) project to help promote the implementation of local sustainable wild plant harvesting activities.

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2017-10-11 13:03 | Network: Genes4Changes Main applicant: Katri Kärkkäinen   Climate changes puts pressure on trees and crop plants, they have to adapt to new conditions. At the same time, bioeconomy increases the need of biomass. Genes might be the solution.   As climate changes, southern Europe will become unproductive due to high…

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2017-10-11 12:45 | Cartons made of paperboard from Iggesund Paperboard won two of the categories at the Carton Excellence Awards 2017. They were given at the Pro Carton/Ecma congress in Vienna in late September. Iggesund products were used for the winners in categories “Beauty & Cosmetics” and the new category “Save the Planet”. ...

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Members of the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) planted 80 million coniferous tree seedlings in forests throughout the province in 2017.

“Our Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year,” said AFPA President and CEO Paul Whittaker. “Planting trees is an important part of our past and our future. In many areas, forest companies are now harvesting trees that were planted by pioneers in the industry several...

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2017-10-11 11:06 | CINCINNATI--Oct 11,2017--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 November 15, 2017 to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close of business on October 20, 2017, and to Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock shareholders of record at the start of business on...

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2017-10-11 11:04 | NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2017 -- Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) announced today that it has elected Franklin (Frank) L. Feder to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“We are pleased to welcome Frank Feder to our Board,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer. “Frank is an accomplished business leader who has served on boards of both operating companies and non-profit entities. His background in the mining and refining sectors, as well as experience in...

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2017-10-11 11:01 | VANCOUVER, Oct. 10, 2017- - Fortress Paper Ltd. ("Fortress Paper" or the "Company") (TSX:FTP) (OTCQX:FTPLF) is pleased to announce that the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill (the "FSC Mill") restarted on October 6, 2017, three days earlier than previously announced in its September 27, 2017 news release. The Company has completed the necessary repairs at the FSC Mill caused by the failure of a pressurized auxiliary gas collection system and has re-commenced...

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2017-10-11 11:00 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 10, 2017 -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.475 per share for the period from October 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017, inclusive, on its common stock, par value $1.00. This dividend is payable on December 15, 2017, to holders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2017.

Today the company also declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share for the period from October 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017,...

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2017-10-11 11:00 |

Grown in Britain licence-holder BSW Timber, Britain’s biggest timber producer and supplier, is launching an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its construction timber today, as part of Grown in Britain Week. The EPD (BRE000124) shows that sawn and planed, kiln-dried British-grown timber from BSW is both carbon-negative and energy-negative. The EPD will enable BSW Timber’s […]

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2017-10-11 10:41 |

Komatsu Forest joins forces with Komatsu construction machinery distributor, McHale Plant Sales Ltd, to provide and further improve forest machine sales and after-sales support to the Irish market.

During the fall, the company will commence a cooperation with McHale Plant Sales Ltd regarding all sales and aftermarket operations within the Irish operations of Komatsu Forest. McHale Plant Sales specialises in the supply, hire and servicing of machinery and became a Komatsu franchise for...

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