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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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2018-04-24 06:12 | The annual Bonn Climate Change Conference is the interim meeting to the UNFCCC’s larger Conference of Parties (COP) that occurs each year. IFSA will be sending a student delegation to observe and report back upon: The forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48),  the forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice(SBSTA … Continue reading...

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2018-04-24 01:47 | CO2 emitted by transport, farming, buildings and waste must be cut by 30% across the EU, and CO2 emitted and absorbed by forestry and land use must balance out by 2030. Source: Eureporter These are the aims of two draft EU laws adopted by the European Parliament. EU targets are to be turned into binding national targets for sectors which are not covered by the current EU Emissions Trading Scheme, i.e. agriculture, transport, building and waste, which together account for about 60% of the EU’s...

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2018-04-24 01:41 | Sydney businessmen the Elomar brothers were busy in 2014, apart from other indiscretions the pair struck a deal that year, paying $6 million for a logging company only to end up negotiating a $9 million payment from the previous owners after a dispute. Source: The Canberra Times The case, now before the courts, involves the forests of Papua New Guinea and a development fund meant to help lift locals out of poverty. And it hinges on claims that another businessman stole more than $10 million in...

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2018-04-24 01:40 | In the 2015/16 financial year (31 October), US-American Deere & Company generated turnover of US$4.900bn with its construction and forestry machinery. Source: Euwid The associated decline of 18% therefore matches the last turnover forecast quoted after the third quarter. Prior to that, forecasts had been continually corrected. One year ago, Deere had forecast a year-on-year fall in turnover in the 2015/2016 financial year for the Construction and Forestry division of 5%. After the first...

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2018-04-24 01:40 | A number of planned fires will be undertaken by Sustainable Timber Tasmania on Sunday. Source: The Advocate A Sustainable Timber Tasmania spokesperson said statewide burns would improve the safety of the community production forests and other identified high priority areas. The spokesperson said burns would also assist with the regeneration of harvested forests. The burns must cohere with a Coordinated Smoke Management System in place across Tasmania. The system, developed in partnership with...

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2018-04-24 01:39 | One of the most popular learning tools on New Zealand’s Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) campus at the moment is the institute’s new logging truck, which is enabling students to get real-time experience in the forests and on difficult forestry roads. Source: Gisborne Herald Commercial Road Transport graduates are getting snapped up as soon as they get their Class 5 licence to operate a truck and trailer unit like the one that will soon be sporting full EIT colours. Having the truck means...

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2018-04-24 01:37 | Forest owner Whitikau Holdings Ltd was fined NZ$57,000 after pleading guilty to five charges of contravening the Resource Management Act. The fines relate to a pine forest south-east of Ōpōtiki. Source: Stuff NZ District Court and Environmental Judge Melanie Harland said the actions of Whitikau Holdings Ltd was extremely reckless and bordered on deliberate. Whitikau was fined NZ$57,000 after pleading guilty to five charges of contravening the Resource Management Act. Forest owner Whitikau...

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2018-04-24 01:36 | Launching the “NGT Foundation” is a major step towards securing the future of Nature Glenelg Trust’s reserves in the Green Triangle region. Source: Timberbiz Since the Nature Glenelg Trust began in January 2012, the organisation has secured three strategically located reserves in the Green Triangle region of SA and Victoria: Eaglehawk Waterhole in December 2013, 1700 acres near Frances; Mt Burr Swamp in September 2016, 750 acres near Glencoe; and, Kurrawonga, announced in March 2018, 100 acres...

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2018-04-24 01:32 | A Wollemi Pine, one of the world’s oldest and rarest tree species, was today bequeathed to the Canadian people as a gift to mark 150 years since the Canadian Confederation in 1867. Source: Timberbiz The Wollemi Pine was thought to be extinct, until it was rediscovered in NSW in 1994, previously known only through 90 to 200 million year-old fossils. Head of Plant Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr Marion Healy, congratulated the people of Canada on reaching this...

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2018-04-24 01:31 | Australia’s consumption of paper and paperboard will fall over the five years to 2022, according to the latest analysis and forecasts by pulp and paper industry market experts IndustryEdge. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Some sectors – like tissue and packaging – are growing quite strongly according to the consumption projections in the new report, but the printing & communication sector and unsurprisingly, the newsprint sector, will not perform as well. “Forecasts are provided based on...

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2018-04-24 01:30 | Six Gippsland sawmills have renewed pressure on the Victorian Government, urging Premier Daniel Andrews in an Open Letter to save jobs, protect regional communities and return confidence to the timber industry. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The G6, as the new group calls itself, fears that the six mills are at a competitive disadvantage since the State Government bought into Australian Sustainable Hardwoods mill at Heyfield in Central Gippsland, and VicForests refused to renew their...

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2018-04-24 00:39 |

In sort of a move from the trees to the forest, Sonya Germann will take over the post of Forestry Division administrator for the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

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2018-04-23 19:51 | Warmer springs create a 'mismatch' where hungry chicks hatch too late to feast on abundant caterpillars, new research shows.

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2018-04-23 07:00 |

A new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin, a primary component of wood.
The model, built on more than three decades of research led by Vincent Chiang of the Forest Biotechnology Group at North Carolina State University, will speed the process of engineering trees for specific needs in timber, biofuel, pulp, paper and green chemistry...

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2018-04-23 05:39 |

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) and GreenBlue announced the collaboration of a diverse set of partners that will support the development of a new forest sustainability tool that complements forest certification.

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2018-04-23 05:22 |

Campaign addresses massive reforestation needs on National Forests and offers an easy way for Americans to support their public lands.

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2018-04-23 00:52 |

If there’s been a central, unques­tioned tenet of bird conserva­tion in the past quarter-centu­ry, it’s been the absolute importance of large, intact tracts of mature woodland.

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2018-04-23 00:48 |

Hoxworth Springs, 12 miles south of Flagstaff on the Coconino National Forest just west of Upper Lake Mary, have been a life-sustaining source of water in a dry landscape for centuries.

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2018-04-23 00:35 |

Polish government had limited felling in Białowieża Forest, after widespread protest, and said it would comply with the court’s ruling.

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