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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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2018-08-14 00:16 | Wood waste from furniture factories makes up a huge portion of waste generated in Singapore. In 2016 alone, more than 530,000 tonnes of wood waste were produced, of which, a significant amount is in the form of saw dust. Source: Timberbiz Instead of incinerating or disposing them in landfills, wood waste can be recycled to make biochar, a porous, carbon-rich material that absorbs and retains water well. Due to its good water absorption and retention properties, biochar is largely employed in...

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2018-08-14 00:14 | New Zealand Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has announced a partnership between XLam NZ Ltd and the Ministry of Social Development. Source: Timberbiz “The Ministry of Social Development and Xlam will work together to create entry-level manufacturing and construction opportunities for unemployed clients, especially in the Pre-fabrication sector,” Minister Sepuloni said. As a prefabricated building manufacturing and construction company XLam now employs approximately 100 staff...

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2018-08-14 00:14 | Aboriginal people on Cape York are branching out into the timber business as Rio Tinto expands its bauxite operations in far north Queensland. Source: The Australian In an unprecedented partnership with the international miner, the traditional Wik and Wik Way people have set up a company with federal assistance that will produce up to 125,000 tonnes of timber for export and the domestic markets every year. The timber will be collected as land is cleared as part of Rio Tinto’s expansion of its ...

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2018-08-14 00:13 | Senior timber assessor Steve Davis and technical officer Mike Cully have been working hard in Kununurra to harvest Indian sandalwood from old Forest Products Commission (FPC) research plots. Source: Timberbiz Senior forester (Ecology) Jon Brand said that the agreement between the FPC and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to grow sandalwood plantations in the area finishes in 2021. “We used to have around 50 hectares of Indian sandalwood, planted between 1990 and 2005,...

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2018-08-14 00:11 | The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved two new projects for the Timber and Wood Processing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to review and update units of competency and qualifications. Source: Timberbiz These are: Advances in Wood machining and Sawdoctoring. Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) are currently being established for each project. If you are interested in applying to be a technical expert for these projects and are...

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2018-08-14 00:07 | The koala in Victoria’s Strzelecki Ranges has a new ally to guard its safety – the all-seeing drone that detects any animal in its sights.  It’s the preferred technology that family company Hazelwood Forestry, based in the Latrobe Valley, is now using for its business of wild life management. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “Most of our work is koala management with Hancocks who have been on the front foot in managing koalas. We are really ramping up how to manage and protect them in forestry...

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2018-08-14 00:06 | ForestWorks is seeking feedback on the Prefabricated Timber Building Systems and Manufacture of Cross Laminated Timber and Glulam Projects. Source: Timberbiz Views and feedback is sought from industry specialists on job activities and knowledge required from people working in these areas. Once completed, this information will serve as the basis for the training delivery of nationally accredited courses. Feedback can be provided on one or all of the following job areas of prefabricated timber...

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2018-08-14 00:03 | OneFortyOne Plantations(OFO) is consolidating its position as a new vertically integrated company, including potentially using bioenergy as it maps future growth in Australia and New Zealand. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The company’s executive general manger – forestry, Cameron McDonald, said the group’s recent two big purchases – the old Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) Jubilee mill at Mt Gambier and Nelson Forests in NZ – were key stages in the growth of the group, formed in 2012...

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2018-08-13 22:14 |

The 14th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 14) will discuss, inter alia: implementation of the UN strategic plan for forests 2017-2030, including voluntary announcement of voluntary national contributions and UN system-wide contributions to the implementation of the global forest goals and targets; monitoring, assessment and reporting, including progress on the development of global forest indicators; enhancing global forest policy coherence and a common international...

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2018-08-13 20:51 | Academics have discussed the possibilities and pitfalls of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. ICTSD and IIED explore trends in and implications of China’s investments in Africa, while Impakter examines a “trade-down” versus “grassroots-up” approach to SDG implementation, with a focus on agriculture. Brookings compares the US market-driven approach in Africa to that of China’s state-led model.

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2018-08-13 16:03 | A study by a resource and environmental management researcher reveals that sunflower sea stars play a critical role in the resilience of B.C.'s kelp forests, which are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth. Similar to land-based forests, kelp forests provide essential habitat for species and also help remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

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2018-08-13 14:23 |

For the 2Q 2018, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) reported net sales of $811 million, up from $694 million in the 2Q 2017. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations in the 2Q 2018 was $242 million compared to $167 million in the 2Q 2017.

LP reported income from continuing operations of $163 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, as compared to $95 million, or $0.65 per diluted share for the 2Q 2017.

“Our strong results this quarter demonstrate...

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2018-08-13 11:13 |

Bamboo shoots are a local delicacy for communities surrounding Mount Elgon – both in Uganda and Kenya. Dried and smoked bamboo shoots, locally called melawa, are widely consumed as regular diet; often, shoots are cooked along with groundnut sauce as a daily meal. For these communities, bamboo is an important source of food security. However, […]

The post Sustainable bamboo management in Uganda...

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2018-08-13 08:04 |

An update on INBAR’s work with two initiatives: the South-South Knowledge Transfer Strategies project, and the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Programme. Lake Tana is the largest fresh water lake in Ethiopia, and one important source of the Blue Nile river. It is also of immense ecological and economic value to millions of people in Ethiopia. Due to […]

The post Bamboo Planting in Amhara, Ethiopia...

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2018-08-11 22:01 | The rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased by 22% between August 2017 and May 2018 compared to the same period the previous year, according to figures published by IMAZON, a non-profit research institute. Forest degradation is up by 218%. In June 2018, deforestation reached an area of 1,168 square kilometres – the highest monthly […]

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2018-08-10 18:00 | A study has analyzed the mechanical properties and the isotopic composition of plant foods eaten by chimpanzees living in the tropical rain forest and savannah woodland. They found that the savannah chimpanzees eat foods that are more mechanically challenging and therefore may place higher selective pressures on their chewing apparatus compared to their conspecifics living in the rainforest.

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2018-08-10 10:44 |

On the 3rd August Ufkes Greentec b.v. delivered to Beers & Beers Boomverzorging their 100th Greentec Cheetah 30.

Ufkes Greentec b.v is a young, dynamic company specializing in wood chippers, stump grinders, wood cranes etc. Their machines are designed for professional users and meet the highest standards.

After working for several years in the...

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2018-08-10 08:00 |

In a worldwide press release, researchers from ALERT and Indonesia today strongly criticized an Indonesian corporation — for using “deplorable” tactics to promote a project that would imperil the world’s rarest species of great ape.

The corporation, North Sumatera Hydro Energy (NSHE), is “pressuring...

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2018-08-10 06:34 |

The first edition of Temperate Agroforestry Systems, an edited volume by Andrew Gordon and Steven Newman, was published in 1997 (Gordon and Newman 1997).  This was an important contribution, but there has been much progress on the science and application of agroforestry in temperate regions over the past 21 years.  I was therefore pleased to have a chance to review the second edition of this book, which has a publication date of March 2018 (Gordon et al. 2018; Figure 1)....


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