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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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2018-06-07 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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2018-06-06 16:41 |

Welcome to Vol. 3 of Big Ideas. In Brief—a series from the Rights and Resources Initiative. Highlights: While the 2020 deadline is fast approaching, there’s still time for companies, governments, civil society, and communities to make progress toward zero deforestation commitments;The private sector has a unique role to play in the fight against climate change and deforestation—by respecting the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in their operations;Investors and...

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2018-06-06 14:53 |

 

Te Uru Rakau and Ngati Hine Forestry Trust have signed a joint venture to plant and manage about 3,600 hectares of pine trees in the far North, Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced late last week.

“This marks the first joint venture negotiated under the One Billion Trees programme with Ngati Hine Forestry Trust and Te Uru Rakau (Forestry New Zealand) committed to working together on this commercial venture,” Shane Jones said.

“This will...

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2018-06-06 11:30 |

 

Image Systems AB has concluded an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares outstanding of the Finnish company Limab Oy. Limab Oy, with offices in St Michel and Helsingfors, is active in contactless measurement technology with applications in the sawmill industry, thereby complementing business area RemaSawco with products as well as market shares, especially in Finland, the Baltic States and Russia.

Limab Oy has 22 employees with revenue in the financial year 1 March 2017...

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2018-06-06 10:56 | IKEA has ordered two large automatic 2-zone progressive kilns type HFB from Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc. with annual capacity of ca. 55,000 cubic metres when drying 50 mm pine to 9% final moisture content.

The new progressive kilns will be taken into production at Swedish furniture manufacture’s production plant in Stalowa Wola, Poland, in the beginning of year 2019.

Heinola has earlier delivered to furniture manufacture’s...

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2018-06-06 05:07 |

Nicaraguans are facing their worst political crisis in a generation. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets over the last month demanding that the president and vice president resign. As a pressure tactic, citizen groups have set up road blockades on all major roads in the country, which has paralyzed the country. Peaceful demonstrators […]

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2018-06-05 18:20 | The summit generated 35 proposals that will use the “power of AI for good” in satellite imagery, healthcare, smart cities and trust in AI, and discussed how AI can help support educational initiatives and improve the lives of youth. ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said that leveraging the power of ICTs, including AI, is critical for achieving the SDGs. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained that digital technologies, including AI, will be critical to providing better health...

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2018-06-05 18:08 | When scientists found a resurgence of red spruce in northeastern forests, they had a lot of questions. Fifty years ago, red spruce was the equivalent of a canary in the coalmine signaling the effects of acid rain on forests. Researchers have identified two factors behind the tree's surprising recovery: reduced inputs of acid rain and warmer fall, winter and spring temperatures.

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2018-06-05 17:40 | The Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge will bring decision-makers from the Caucasus and Central Asia together to discuss challenges and identify solutions related to forest landscape restoration. The meeting is organized jointly by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in cooperation with the International Union for...

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2018-06-05 17:21 | By using satellite data from different major land-based ecosystems around the globe, researchers have found that the photosynthesis glow is the same across all vegetation, no matter the location. This first-of-its-kind global analysis could have significance in providing more accurate data for scientists working to model carbon cycle and eventually help better project climate change.

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2018-06-05 16:58 |

Nicaraguans are facing their worst political crisis in a generation. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets over the last month demanding that the president and vice president resign. As a pressure tactic, citizen groups have set up road blockades on all major roads in the country, which has paralyzed the country. Peaceful demonstrators […]

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2018-06-05 14:49 |

BSW Timber, the UK’s leading integrated forestry and timber company, has announced its latest investment of €40m in Slovenia, constructing a new sawmill, CHP plant and pellet manufacturing facility which will see the creation of 170 new jobs.

Representatives from BSW, including CEO Tony Hackney, were in Slovenia , Tuesday 22nd May to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for their ambitious development plans, together with their partners Government of The Republic of Slovenia, The...

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2018-06-05 14:35 |

Tilhill Forestry has announced the recent appointments of Neil Bond and Chris Grice.

Neil Bond has been appointed Fibre Supply Operations Manager based at UPM Shotton and Chris Grice has joined the North and Central England Team as a Senior Forest Manager. Both are highly-experienced in their fields and their appointments are a further indication of Tilhill’s ongoing development...

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2018-06-05 14:12 |

Tigercat has announced that Damien Donoher has been appointed to the position of product support representative for the Pacific northwest.

Based in Snohomish, Washington, Donoher is joining Tigercat from the agricultural equipment industry. He holds a degree in agricultural engineering and has previously worked as a product support representative and field service engineer for agricultural...

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2018-06-05 09:18 |

Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818; CODEN: DIVEC6) is an open access journal on the science of biodiversity published quarterly online by MDPI.

They encourage researchers to send their manuscript on the following topics:

  • Empirical studies on the effects emerging air pollutants on lichen communities;
  • Investigating environmental factors, as covariates of lichen diversity;
  • Temporal…...

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2018-06-05 04:11 | By Monica S. Cheng and Binod Chapagain Monitoring and Evaluation, RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests Change is the only constant, once theorized Heraclitus, doing well to formulate an apt description of our world tingling with change and adaptation. Yet change is not always intentional – it is often born out of necessity and […]

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2018-06-05 03:30 |

A new INBAR report analyses the carbon emissions saved by substituting bamboo for more emissions-intensive materials This World Environment Day, INBAR has released a new report on bamboo’s carbon storage potential. In particular, the report shows how bamboo products can ‘save’ carbon by replacing cement, plastics and other more emissions-intensive materials. As per the theme […]

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2018-06-04 23:22 | The UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) linking nutrition with the SDGs that will be under review during the July 2018 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), namely SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 11, SDG 12 and SDG 15. The main objectives of the EGM are to provide concrete, actionable nutrition inputs into...

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