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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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2017-01-06 05:16 |

In a recent visit to EPCOT in Orlando Florida, I had the pleasure of watching “The American Adventure.”  It’s a look back at how the United States was formed and the influences that got us to where we are today.  Everything Disney is amazing and this show is no exception.  The show is an inspiring … Continue reading "Tell the forest story"

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2017-01-05 22:02 | Foresters and researchers are using sound to look inside living trees. A new study presents methods for use of sonic tomography, which measures wood decay by sending sound waves through tree trunks. The new study describes optimum placement of the sensors to avoid aberrant tomography results for the non-model tree shapes that populate the tropics and details how to analyze the tomograms to quantify areas of decayed and damaged wood.

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2017-01-05 19:00 | In the cramped environs of U.S. cities every inch counts, especially if attempting to make space for nature. But now city planners and urban foresters have a resource to more precisely select tree species whose growth will be a landscaping dream instead of a maintenance nightmare. The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station recently published [...]

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2017-01-05 16:51 |

Enabling rural women in India to serve as agents of environmental change goes beyond just a numbers game

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2017-01-05 16:12 |

ALERT member Philip Fearnside, arguably the world's leading expert on Amazon conservation and development, gives us an update on alarming developments in Brazil.

The power of Brazil’s “ruralist” block, which represents agribusiness in the country’s National Congress, has reached new heights with the recent surge of proposed laws and constitutional amendments aimed at gutting the...

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2017-01-05 15:23 |

The composite southern yellow pine lumber price inched down during week 50 of 2016 to the $381/mbf mark. As we approach the end of 2016 (and the formal slowdown in new construction) prices have remained very steady since the end of August. Week 50’s price is 17 percent above its January 2016 starting point of $326/mbf, and 18...

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2017-01-05 15:23 | Portugal?s forests cover around 3.4 million hectares, around 38 per cent of mainland territory. After maritime pine and cork oak, non-native eucalyptus is the third most common species, accounting for around a fifth of the total forest area. Portugal?s eucalyptus plantations date back to the government?s strategic afforestation projects in the early 20th century. More recently, eucalyptus has been widely cultivated by private landowners on non-cultivated, abandoned or degraded agricultural land...

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2017-01-05 11:23 | CAMPINAS, Brazil--Jan 5,2017--ArborGen, a world leader in the development and commercialization of technologies that improve the productivity of trees, announced today that it is expanding its agreement with International Paper Brazil by granting ArborGen additional access to IP’s Eucalyptus germplasm. This will allow an increased effort to develop and sell new varieties of seedlings with improved traits and capable of being grown in regions of Brazil where there is growing interest in...

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2017-01-05 11:22 | Jan 5,2017 --Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter, "NPI") announced to build a demonstration plant at Fuji Mill (Fuji, Shizuoka) to promote practical applications of CNF-reinforced resin. CNF-reinforced resin is obtained by mixing CNF into resin, such as polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), and nylon. The facility is scheduled to start its operation in June 2017. The annual production of CNF-reinforced resin will be more than 10 tons. Samples...

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2017-01-05 11:20 | Jan 05,2017 --The portfolio of Zanders comprises the Zanpack brand grades along with the fine, cast-coated premium board from the traditional Chromolux brand.In order to clearly demonstrate the characteristics of its packaging board grades Chromolux and Zanpack, Zanders has developed new application examples.

The portfolio of the German manufacturer of high-quality specialty papers and boards for labels, packaging and graphic applications comprises the Zanpack brand grades along...


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