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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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2018-06-08 11:38 | Held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, TOC Europe is an event that brings together all the different stakeholders of the container supply chain to learn and discuss – and showcase the latest in port technology. Keeping the goods moving relies heavily on quality tyres, so naturally Nokian Tyres is present with the latest additions to their product line.

New sizes for Nokians latest model
Nokian HTS G2 is the improved new generation of the Nokian HTS harbour tyres. Both slick (...

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2018-06-08 11:14 | Cargotec Corporation, Press Release, 6 June 2018 At 3.45 Pm Est

Cargotec appoints Carina Geber-Teir as Senior Vice President, Communications

Carina Geber-Teir, M.Sc. (Pol), (b. 1972) has been appointed Senior Vice President, Communications and will join Cargotec latest during September 2018. She will be responsible for leading the communications, investor relations and sustainability function. She will be a member of Cargotec’s Extended Executive Board and report to CEO Mika...

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2018-06-08 09:14 |

Prevalence of “Bamboo” in Peer-Reviewed Journals Carried out by Prof. Kent A. Harries, Senior Editor, Construction and Building Materials and INBAR Construction Task Force member. It is encouraging to see the development of bamboo-related scientific research emerging worldwide. An important measure of research output are papers appearing in indexed journals. On 1 March 2018, the following […]

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2018-06-08 03:02 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th June 2018—The online pet trade has emerged as a pressing threat to otters in Southeast Asia with a new TRAFFIC-IUCN Otter Specialist Group (OSG) study revealing hundreds of the animals for sale on Facebook and other websites over a four-month period.  

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2018-06-07 19:32 | New research from the University of British Columbia and partners sheds light on how plants produce cellulose, a compound found in plant cell walls.

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2018-06-07 19:19 |

We are very happy and proud to announce that yesterday evening the study on "Environment and host as large-scale controls of ectomycorrhizal fungi“ by Sietse van der Linde and others  (2018) was published in Nature. Please, have a look at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0189-9. …

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2018-06-07 15:06 | Montreal, Que. - On the eve of World Oceans Day and the opening of the G7 in Charlevoix, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Québec Chapter released its 2018 report on marine conservation: "Marine Protected Areas: guidelines for reaching your destination". In the report, CPAWS highlights the encouraging signals from Quebec and Canadian governments to reach the 2020 international target to protect at least 10% of our ocean and emphasizes the importance of minimum standards for...

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2018-06-07 11:48 | Lilongwe, Malawi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 7th June 2018—Two advocacy workshops raising awareness on wildlife trafficking amongst Chinese nationals living and working in Malawi and Tanzania were jointly hosted by China’s State Forestry and Grassland Administration(SFGA), China’s CITES[1] Management Authority(CITES MA), TRAFFIC and WWF, supported by the Chinese Embassies in Lilongwe and Dar es Salaam.

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2018-06-07 00:34 | “People think, ‘It’s bad enough to log, and now you are going to take away the branches that decay and then nurture the ecosystem?” Robert Froese, a forest scientist at Michigan Technological University said. “But we wondered, what really is the role of branches?” Source: Science Daily So, with funding from the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement and Weyerhauser, Froese’s team decided to find out. What they discovered surprised them: when it comes...

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2018-06-07 00:31 | Though you might read about deep, dark woods in fairy tales, the prevailing story today is that very little European old-growth forest remains. Source: Phys.org But now a new study and map shows that a surprising number of these primary forests still stand. “What we’ve shown in this study is that, even though the total area of forest is not large in Europe, there are considerably more of these virgin or primary forests left than previously thought and they are widely distributed...

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2018-06-07 00:26 | In April 2018, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 30% compared with April 2017, from US$221 million to US$287 million. Source: Lesprom Pine sawnwood export values rose 28.5% between April 2017 (US$38.3 million) and March 2018 (US$49.2 million). In terms of volume, exports increased 24% over the same period, from 187,700 cubic metres to 233,000 cubic metres. Tropical sawnwood exports increase 49% in volume, from 31,000 cubic metres in April...

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2018-06-07 00:26 | Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) and the Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust have signed a joint venture agreement to plant and manage around 3600 hectares of pine trees on the trust’s land. Source: Stuff NZ Up to 465 hectares of mānuka will also be planted, which would provide work experience for young people. Ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Forestry Minister Shane Jones, and MP Willow-Jean Prime planted a pine tree to acknowledge the announcement on May 31, which...

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2018-06-07 00:25 | More than 600,000 trees will be planted in Victoria’s Gippsland Ranges in an effort to expand the habitat of the threatened greater glider possum. Source: The Australian Over the next three years, environmental organisation Greening Australia will plant over 635,000 trees across 127 hectares of private land at Gippsland’s Strzelecki Ranges for the fluffy-eared marsupial. “It’s exciting to think that our project will provide habitat for these gliders and their young,...

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2018-06-07 00:24 | One of the world’s most renowned figures in timber durability and protection, Professor Jeff Morrell of Oregon State University, has been appointed as director of the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life for a term of five years. Source: Timberbiz The Centre, which is based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, is a strategic initiative led by FWPA, and is a partnership between industry, academia and government designed to put Australia at the forefront of international best...

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2018-06-07 00:21 | The Institute of Foresters of Australia is calling on the Federal and State Governments to fund further scientific research into the important and complex role that fire plays in the evolution and maintenance of Australian ecosystems. Source: Timberbiz The Climate Council reports that bushfires already cost about $100 million every year in NSW and the ACT alone. Bob Gordon, National President of the Institute, said: “Fire has potential to significantly affect not only the environment but...

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2018-06-07 00:20 | The New Zealand Institute of Forestry congratulates Dr Gordon Hosking for his recent appointment as an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit, for services to Conservation. Source: Timberbiz Dr Hosking has been a member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry since 1977, and his achievements during his career as a scientist and conservation leader, are unquestionably worthy of high honours. Dr Hosking’s contributions to the establishment and the achievements of the Project Crimson, Living Legends...

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2018-06-07 00:19 | Forest managers will be able to gauge the likely effect of climate change on growing conditions in their specific areas with a new interactive online tool developed by the CSIRO with funding from Forest & Wood Products Australia. Source: Timberbiz The free Forest Climate Risk Tool provides information on factors such as the likely periods of drought, rainfall, number of heatwave days, temperatures and fire risk in detail down to a 5km x 5km grid of almost all forested and plantation areas...

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2018-06-07 00:15 | Softwood log prices $141.52/m3 – as Australia’s softwood log exports continue to grow, the average price of larger dimension (>15cm diameter) logs was AUD141.52/m3 in March 2018 17,566 m3 – sawn softwood exports in March remain small, less than one-quarter monthly import volumes. The majority of exports are to New Zealand 1,156 BDI – the Baltic Dry Index which measures the cost of bulk shipping, was more than 39% higher on 1st June than a year earlier, indicating global shipping prices are...

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2018-06-06 19:27 | Pollution is changing the fungi that provide mineral nutrients to tree roots, which could explain malnutrition trends in Europe's trees.

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