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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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2018-06-28 13:10 |

CEPI, the European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry is glad to announce that registration for the 20th edition of our annual event, previously known as the European Paper Week, is now open here. Early bird tickets (EUR 520) can now be availed of until 5 August, the regular rate is EUR 650.

Paper & Beyond, 2018. Where the bioeconomy and...

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2018-06-28 10:13 | Using Forest Landscape Restoration to Strengthen Private Sector – Community Partnerships and Create Lasting Ecological Stability By Dr. Chandra Silori and Martin Greijmans Contrary to what is often discussed on the surface, forest landscape restoration (FLR) is not simply about planting trees. And although global deforestation and forest degradation is a disturbing trend, capturing pessimistic thoughts […]

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2018-06-28 09:19 | “For forest certification to be affordable and successful in meeting the needs of smallholder bamboo communities, it needs to be risk based, regional, nationally appropriate and internationally recognized,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, at the Global Bamboo and Rattan...

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2018-06-28 08:47 |

1500 participants from over 20 countries, 80 side sessions, and three large plenaries – the first Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress has proven beyond doubt that bamboo and rattan are critical tools for the future.   From day one, it was clear that the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (June 25-27, Beijing) was going to […]

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2018-06-28 03:42 |

The third and final day of the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress focused on innovation and the important role of business for bamboo and rattan sector development. The final day of the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress focused on ‘business and innovation’. To start the day, INBAR and the Global Science Technology and Innovation Conference […]

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2018-06-28 00:17 | What do forest fires, wood-eating beetles and US President Donald Trump have in common? They have all helped push the price of lumber to historic heights, leading to record share prices for lumber producers and higher prices for US homebuyers. Source: Financial Times The price of lumber has increased 57% since the start of 2017, according to the Random Lengths framing lumber composite price index, going from US$356 to US$571 per thousand board feet. Analysts attribute the price spike to...

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2018-06-28 00:16 | Most people would never think of London as a forest. Yet there are actually more trees in London than people. And now, new work by researchers at University College London shows that pockets of this urban jungle store as much carbon per hectare as tropical rainforests. Source: The Conversation More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and urban trees are critical to human health and well-being. Trees provide shade, mitigate floods, absorb carbon dioxide (CO₂), filter air...

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2018-06-28 00:15 | Logging is dangerous work. Everyone in the forest products industry knows that, but being in and around logging all the time, it is sometimes easy to not keep this front of mind. Source: Forest Resources (US)  While every job has its dangers, there is no question that logging is particularly dangerous; it entails being in remote areas, on varied terrain, felling trees that can be unpredictable and dangerous. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)in the US keeps records on workplace...

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2018-06-28 00:13 | What began as barren hills surrounding a reservoir in Victoria’s South Gippsland, has bloomed into a biodiverse and life-sustaining forest. Source: Greenfleet The story of Battery Creek is a remarkable one that proves that with a little nurturing, nature can thrive, flourish, and even throw a few surprises our way. Located ten minutes from the small town of Fish Creek, Battery Creek was part of the land of the Bratauolong Clan. Its sloping hills were cleared in the 20 century for farming...

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2018-06-28 00:11 | An estimated one million tonnes of forest debris was swept onto properties and roads during two flood events in New Zealand but the question of who will pay for the clean up and compensation remains up in the air. Source: Radio New Zealand The Gisborne District Council said an investigation into possible breaches could take up to six months. Environmental Defence Society chief executive Gary Taylor said after such devastating damage, someone must be held responsible. “Prosecutions simply...

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2018-06-28 00:09 | Australian Timber Trainers Association (ATTA) is holding a workshop from 30 July until 1 August in Mt Gambier, South Australia. Source: Timberbiz The three-day event will be held at the Best Western Southgate Motel starting with a Sunday event pre-workshop drinks and networking session at the motel. The first day of the event starts at 8am with registration and the event will be opened by the Honorable Tony Pasin Federal Member for Barker, South Australia. Representatives from Australian Forest...

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2018-06-28 00:06 | Blenheim, New Zealand company CarbonScape has patented an innovative method for turning waste sawdust, such as from common radiata pine, into valuable graphite. Sources: Timberbiz, The Marlborough Express Graphite is used in many applications such as lithium-ion batteries and is considered a ‘strategic mineral’ by the US. It is currently mined, with the bulk coming from China, and synthetic graphite is produced using a high-energy, intensive process involving petroleum pitch and tar, taking...

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2018-06-28 00:05 | Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz 37% – imports of MDF were up 37% over the year-ended April, totalling 134,391 m3 69,031 m3 – imports of dressed sawn softwood in April 2018 672,277 bdmt – IndustryEdge projects, based on analysis of ship movements, that Australian woodchip...

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2018-06-28 00:03 | Enriva’s latest project, in full operation for a month, will offset 60,000 tonnes of CO2e over its expected lifetime by using 5000 tonnes per annum of otherwise discarded forestry and timber processing residues collected from the area. Source: Timberbiz Located at Lyndhurst just outside Melbourne, this site is a grower wholesaler and florist specialising in many varieties including roses, gerberas and lisianthus. Almost overnight they were faced with a drastic increase in gas prices which...

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2018-06-28 00:02 | “The sawlog industry and their communities say they face an uncertain future as a result of government failing to secure timber supplies of the right species, quality and age for their high sawlog products.” By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz An independent review has called for the NSW Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) to be extended long-term, noting that action by past state governments in locking up large areas of State Forest was in breach of the original RFAs. The review, by forestry...

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2018-06-27 14:59 | SNS network arranged PhD course: Chemical imaging of plant cell walls. The network “Better biomass utilisation by improved understanding of decay mechanisms in wood” has arranged a PhD course at the University of Copenhagen, June 4-8. The course introduced young researchers to a number of chemical imaging techniques that can provide…

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2018-06-27 13:54 | Today at noon the Nordic Council of Ministers approved the new program for bioeconomy. The Nordic Minister Council for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture, Food and Forestry are holding their annual meeting in Haparanda in Sweden. One of the items on their agenda was the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme, which was approved.…

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2018-06-27 13:33 | PDF for download   Many centuries ago, a Greek philosopher noted that change is the only constant in life. And change is brought about, in many instances, through discourse. Discourse has been described in part as: “an ensemble of ideas, concepts and categories through which meaning is given to social and physical phenomena…” According to […]

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2018-06-27 13:22 |

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) in Oslo is looking for a researcher in catchment biogeochemistry with a strong interest in water chemistry in semi-natural boreal and temperate catchments, and an understanding of long-term biogeochemical change, including acid-base chemistry, related to air pollution and climate.…

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