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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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2018-05-09 14:38 | Astrosat, Scotland’s space and technology services company has a new partnership to support the Sumatra Merang Peatland Project (SMPP), a forest conservation and biodiversity protection initiative in South Sumatra, Indonesia. Source: Timberbiz Leveraging its access to data from some of the most powerful Earth observation satellites, Astrosat will provide enhanced landscape monitoring for project teams on the ground in a new multiyear initiative implemented by Indonesian partners Global Alam...

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2018-05-09 14:35 | Log and timber exporters could be able to over-ride a deadline for stricter controls around the use of the highly toxic fumigant, methyl bromide in New Zealand. Source: Radio New Zealand The Environmental Protection Authority ruled in 2010 that users would need to have new technology in place by 2020 to collect and store the used gas after fumigation, preventing its spread into the atmosphere. The authority has now approved an application by the industry group representing log and timber...

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2018-05-09 14:34 | The 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards are in “fantastic” heart given the high quality and numbers of entries received, according to Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association’s (WPMA) promotion manager Debbie Fergie. Source: Timberbiz Entries are proving that projects from one end of the country to the other, for private citizens to government departments are all using timber in innovative and interesting ways, she said. “This goes to show just how well architects, engineers and their...

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2018-05-09 14:32 | Simon Russell decided on a career change at a time when most would consider it almost too late (or too comfortable) but now he’s reaping the rewards. Source: Timberbiz The former Victorian country boy is this year’s winner of the prestigious HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice of the Year award. The mature-age apprentice, now based in the ACT, was recognised in front of industry leaders at the awards presentation at the Intercontinental Hotel Melbourne. The award recognises the...

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2018-05-09 14:31 | An exciting line-up of speakers has been announced for the 2018 Joint IFA-AFG Conference – Forests for healthy cities, farms and people (2-5 September). Source: Timberbiz Speakers will address the major conference themes which include: the increasing importance of urban forests in our growing cities, the continuing importance of trees on farms for productive and sustainable rural landscapes, and our increasing understanding of the links between healthy tree-scapes and healthy people....

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2018-05-09 14:25 | DANA is offering delegates a comprehensive one and a half day, information-filled conference on the Australian forest indusrty sector in Launceston, 9-11 October, at the Grand Chancellor. Source: Timberbiz This will be the 7th event that DANA has held in Australia, and it is fitting that it is being held in Tasmania, a state that is quickly regaining its former importance in the Australian forestry and wood products sectors. The conference program features 18 international and domestic...

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2018-05-09 14:23 | 1,009,223m3 – exports of softwood logs for the March quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.2% on March quarter 2017 275m3 – Australia’s dressed sawn softwood exports in the March Quarter of 2018 were almost too small to notice $112,952,000 – the value of Australia’s imports of dressed sawn softwood products in the March Quarter of 2018, measured on a Free On Board basis USDFob143.05/bdmt – the average price of Australian hardwood chip exports in March 2018 103 – Australia’s approvals for the building of...

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2018-05-09 14:22 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the $20 million funding commitment earmarked in the Federal Budget to underpin the initial implementation of a National Forest Industries Plan. Source: Timberbiz “Later this year the Federal Government has said it will deliver a new national blueprint for Australia’s forest industries, something well overdue, given the last major plans were in 1997 and 1992. The funding package committed to last night primes the pump to underpin the...

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2018-05-09 10:52 | Stella-Jones Inc. completed the acquisition of substantially all the operating assets employed in the business of Wood Preservers Incorporated, located at its wood treating facility in Warsaw, Virginia.

Wood Preservers Incorporated manufactures, sells and distributes marine and foundation piling and treated wood utility poles. Sales for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2016 were approximately $34.6 million.

Total cash outlay associated with the acquisition was approximately...

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2018-05-09 07:35 |

INBAR is working on a new project to promote bamboo use across Ecuador and Peru. Guadua angustifolia Kunth, commonly known as ‘Guayaquil cane’ and ‘bamboo cane’, grows abundantly in Ecuador and Peru. Fast growing and tall – reaching a height of 30 metres – Guadua fulfils a substantial ecological role in both countries, and is […]

The post Introducing a new project in Ecuador and Peru appeared...

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2018-05-09 06:52 |

  Without an effective government bureaucracy, the Philippines could not achieve its goals, says Marlo Mendoza, first director of the National Greening Program   While it has been recognized by the public health sector for a long time,...

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2018-05-08 21:50 | The top 1 percent of the forest has been sharing some vital information with researchers. Ninety-eight scientists and thousands of field staff have concluded the largest study undertaken to date with the Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO), and what they have found will have profound implications toward ecological theories and carbon storage in forests.

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2018-05-08 19:20 | The thirteenth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF13) is convening from 7-11 May 2018, with focus on policy dialogue, development and decision-making. UNFF13 is expected to promote implementation the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF) and provide input to the 2018 meeting of the HLPF. Its agenda includes discussions on the contributions of forests in accelerating achievement of the SDGs and in supporting a global transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.

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2018-05-08 19:17 | Today, an important step was taken to protect species at risk in Canada. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society agreed that, moving forward, the Government of Canada will track and report unprotected critical habitat for species at risk on non-federal lands, 180 days after critical habitat has been identified. In addition, the federal government has committed to addressing Species at Risk Act reporting requirements.

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2018-05-08 19:12 |

Paper & Beyond, 2018
Where the bioeconomy and circularity meet


Paper & Beyond is the successor event to what has been known as European Paper Week and will take place in the heart of the European district in Brussels from 16-17 October.

It is the premier industry networking event, bringing together representatives of Europe's major pulp and paper producers, manufacturers, customers, suppliers and press.

The first...

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2018-05-08 18:48 | By Niclas Hoegel After coming back from SERM’ 18, our southern European regional meeting, that took place in Portugal this year I was curious to hear more professional opinions on behalf of Portugal’s problem with forest fires. On a panel about the main drivers of deforestation on the SB48 conference of UNFCC I was able … Continue reading The future of Portugal’s...

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2018-05-08 17:09 |

A conservation easement in Jasper County, recently acquired by Texas A&M Forest Service for $2.7 million, will permanently protect nearly 5,500 acres of sustainably managed timberland in East Texas. The easement is located north of Jasper in the area known as Longleaf Ridge.

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2018-05-08 15:59 | IUFRO will hold its Fifth Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment in conjunction with the Second Latin American Congress on Forests and Water. The conference will provide a forum for experts on forest hydrology, watershed ecosystem management, ecohydrology, climate, and environmental change, with the aim of promoting exchange of understanding and experience from the realms of research, policy, and public involvement.

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2018-05-08 15:26 | Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. has entered into a long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Ube Industries Ltd., a diversified Japanese conglomerate with annual revenues of approximately $6 billion. Under the terms of the contract, Pinnacle will supply 70,000 metric tons per annum of industrial wood pellets to Ube beginning in late 2019.

“Japan has made a strong commitment to decarbonization, and biomass is poised to become an increasingly important part of the country’s...

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2018-05-08 14:27 | U.S. wood pellet exports decreased 1.9% in Q1 2018 YoY to 1.26 million tonnes, according to USDA. The export value grew 0.4% to $160.7 million, and the average export price gained 2.3% to $131 per tonne.

The pellet exports to the United Kingdom, the main consumer of wood pellets from U.S., fell 15.0% to 787.8 thousand tonnes with the average price of $134 (+3.5%) per tonne. The wood pellet exports to Denmark jumped 86.1% to 235.7 thousand tonnes with the...

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