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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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2016-09-29 18:45 |

Valutec has won contracts to supply timber kilns to two sawmills in western Finland with a distinguished heritage, namely Voma Oy and...

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2016-09-29 18:41 | Civil society groups and the private sector have released publications, papers and blog posts on: innovative financing models to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change; and the importance of an integrated approach to the SDGs. The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) released its report on health-related SDGs, while other contributions reflect on outcomes from the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week, welcome progress on data, and...

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2016-09-29 18:07 |

Wood-Mizer LLC, the world’s leading portable sawmill manufacturer, introduces three new log splitters to their diverse line of wood processing equipment....

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2016-09-29 17:22 | On Tuesday, 3 April 2012, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme about a company called EcoPlanet Bamboo. The company was establishing a bamboo plantation in Rama, Nicaragua, part-funded by “the world’s first bamboo bond”. EcoPlanet Bamboo aimed to raise US$12 million to fund the company’s plantations. The bond started life in 2011. Here’s Camille Rebelo, […]

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2016-09-29 17:10 |

This document provides definitions of terms used in the European Paper Industry statistics reports, in particular CEPI's Annual and Key Statistics as well as its Sustainability Reports. It is for the use of both providers and users of European paper industry statistics. It is divided into nine sections covering all aspects of the industry, from its structure to the raw materials used and grades of paper produced. It also covers terms used for environmental, energy and social statistics. More...

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2016-09-29 16:22 |

To address rapid deforestation and degradation, Mexico’s National Forestry Commission operates the largest program of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in Latin America. This activity is the first attempt at applying rigorous evaluation methods to a large-scale PES program, to extract valuable lessons learned for informing similar programs elsewhere.



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2016-09-29 15:58 |

The composite southern yellow pine lumber price inched down during week 38 of 2016 to the $373/mbf mark. While prices have remained fairly steady through the summer months, this number is 14 percent above its January 2016 starting point of $326/mbf, and 26 percent above its 2015 week 38 price of $297/mbf.

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2016-09-29 14:20 | While the PEFC website has become one of the most important sources of information on forest certification globally, we realize that we can serve you better. We want to ensure that you find what you are looking for easily, that information relevant to you is right at your finger-tips. This is...

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2016-09-29 14:00 | In mountainous areas, cold air flows along the surface of the earth from mountain tops to valleys, and as it moves, it dramatically affects local temperatures. “Many ecosystem processes – including carbon uptake and storage – are affected by temperature,” says…Read more ›

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2016-09-29 13:06 | Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th September – Surveys by TRAFFIC have found a huge fall in the amount of ivory openly for sale in Thailand’s Bangkok markets over the past two years from a high of 7,421 ivory items in 2014 to just 283 products by June this year – a 96 per cent drop.

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2016-09-29 12:43 | Sept 29,2016 --Toscotec has been chosen to supply ST Tissue in Franklin, Virginia, with the widest Steel Yankee ever to be manufactured. ST Tissue F-5 machine will be converted to produce bathroom tissue and kitchen towel.

The market leader in Steel Yankee Technology, Toscotec will rebuild the dry-end section and redesign the F-5 machine to convert it to dry crepe tissue.

The current paper machine configuration, consisting in a forming section, nip-press...

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2016-09-29 12:37 | Sept 29, 2016 --Valmet will supply paper machine modifications and a new winder to Laakirchen Papier AG in Austria. Laakirchen Papier will convert its paper machine 10 (PM 10) to produce lightweight containerboard. Currently PM 10 is producing publication paper. The start-up of the paper machine and the winder is scheduled for the autumn of 2017.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed....

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2016-09-29 12:02 | Finnish spruce and pine forests need about 80 years to grow from tiny seedlings into a stand ready for harvesting. […]

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2016-09-29 09:59 | 24th September 2016 – 15th November 2016 Aitor Ameztegui, past member of CEF and current researcher at the CREAF, is now spending 1.5 months in Montréal investigating the role of functional diversity on individual tree growth for a set of 19 tree species. He will work with Alain Paquette within the IDENT experimental network. Enjoy!

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2016-09-29 08:26 |

By Herry Purnomo, originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News Fifty years ago, Indonesia was rich with pristine forest. And then – three booms happened: Between 1980 and 2000 – a timber logging boom, illegal logging followed in the 10 years from 2000, and the palm oil boom came after that. Pristine forest was severely logged and turned into degraded forest. What was left was […]

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2016-09-29 08:05 |

JoeScan, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of 3-D laser scan heads for sawmills, has released the newest scan head in...

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2016-09-29 03:33 |

Frequent fire plus drought, insects and climate change are converting swaths of San Diego forest and oak woodland into chaparral and grassland.

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2016-09-29 02:33 | Researchers from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology earlier this year announced the development of an “optically transparent wood”. Source: The Urban Developer In an article titled “Optically Transparent Wood from a Nanoporous Cellulosic Template: Combining Functional and Structural Performance” it was said that it lends itself to mass production, and could serve as a viable substitute for glass as a building material in windows and solar panels. The Swedish researchers created the product...

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2016-09-29 02:32 | Wood is all over the news — from CNN, to Forbes — as being the future of skyscrapers, but not everyone is so sure. Source: The Ubyssey “We are on this hype of ‘Oh, timber is fantastic — aren’t we great we’re using timber?’ but that’s like a pendulum swing phenomenon,” said Perry Adebar, UBC’s civil engineering department head and an expert in high rise concrete buildings. “Eventually, we’ll come back to being rational and we’ll use materials were they should be, and we won’t build timber...


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