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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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2016-07-28 20:32 | Even if people completely stopped converting tropical forests into farmland, the impacts of tropical deforestation would continue to be felt for many years to come. That's the conclusion of researchers who have used historical rates and patterns of tropical deforestation around the globe to estimate the resulting carbon emissions and species losses over time.

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2016-07-28 20:12 |

In June 2016, the Oregon State University College of Forestry was thrilled to confer a total of 228 degrees to... (more)

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2016-07-28 14:39 | Forecasted scenarios suggest that a variety of pressures could create novel conditions that affect ecosystem structure and function in the Appalachian-Cumberland highland. In particular, dramatic changes in land uses are predicted for the subregion over the next 50 years.

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2016-07-28 13:20 |

Dear colleagues,

registration for this test ended in July 2016 - till now 45 laboratories participate (see timetable). For this test three spruce and one pine needle sample were prepared. The results for the elements S, N. P, K, Ca, Mg, C, Zn, Mn, Fe, Cu, Pb, Cd and B will be evaluated. Other elements can be analyzed – especially results of heavy metals like As, Co, Cr, Hg, Mo, Ni, Tl and V are most welcome.…

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2016-07-28 12:40 | Without serious intervention against corruption, it will be impossible to address the problem of illegal timber trafficking in Europe. Presenting its findings in Rome, the TREES project has successfully shed light on the role that bribes play in encouraging the illegal timber trade in...

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2016-07-28 11:17 |

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2016-07-28 10:28 | 28 July, 2016

On Wednesday 20th of July 2016, a sub-section of the Executive Board of the World Bank met to approve a draft text called the ‘Environmental and Social Framework’. The text will now proceed to a full Board meeting in August where it is likely to be approved with little or no change.

The Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) is intended to contribute to the so-called ‘twin goals’ of the Bank: eliminating extreme...

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2016-07-28 10:03 |

Smallholder farmers can benefit from partnerships with large organizations, but power dynamics can put them at a disadvantage.

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2016-07-28 09:07 |

By Florian Eisele, UNEP An often neglected ecosystem, and significant contributor to climate change, is peat. When it burns or dries up huge amounts of CO2 are released. The UK Met Office says carbon dioxide levels have seen a surge in recent months as a result of the El Niño climate phenomenon, which has warmed […]

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2016-07-28 04:05 | According to recent data Ireland’s hardest workers are farmers, fishermen and forestry staff. Source: Belfast Telegraph According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) anyone working in these sectors can expect to clock the longest days and rack up an average of 49.1 hours a week. Its review of employment data for the last six years also showed the average working week is 35.8 hours. Among those who run up the lowest numbers for a five-day working week are teachers and others in the ...

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2016-07-28 04:05 | Environmentalists in Siberia are expressing concern over an ongoing fire at the world’s largest sawdust dump — a fire that’s been burning since 2013 and will continue to do so for years to come. Source: Gizmodo As The Siberian Times reports, the monumental mountain of sawdust — which caught fire three years ago — is located in the Ust-Kutsky district of Irkutsk, and measures more than 10.4 hectares (25.7 acres) in size. That’s roughly the size of 800 Olympic swimming pools. According to a...

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2016-07-28 04:04 | Using timber in green buildings is a key way for the forestry industry to assist in the transition to a low carbon economy, according to a new United Nations report. Source: The Fifth Estate Released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Forestry for a low-carbon future: Integrating forests and wood products in climate change strategies report also analyses the economic case, policy opportunities and bottlenecks for each stage of the forest lifecycle. “Forests are at the heart of the...

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2016-07-28 04:03 | One million seedlings have been planted in Waroona by the Forest Products Comission since the devastating Yarloop bushfires in January, with work increasing further into the year. Source: Mandurah Mail Forestry Minister Mia Davies, who visited replanting operations in Mclarty Block this week, said the Federal Government had committed $6.7 million to replant 2200 hectares of damaged softwood. About 2800 hectares of pine plantation were damaged by the bushfires. “The commission is on track...

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2016-07-28 04:03 | Bunnings could soon have a new rival in the $46 billion home improvement market, with Metcash poised to merge its Mitre 10 business with Woolworths’ Home Timber and Hardware business. Source: news.com.au The competition watchdog announced it would not oppose Metcash’s bid for HTH after the supermarket wholesaler promised to let stores buy products from suppliers other than Mitre 10, making Metcash the front runner to buy the hardware store chain. If it is successful, the merged companies will...

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2016-07-28 04:02 | Ministry for Primary Industries staff were concerned about the legality of some swamp kauri exports and considered asking for a judicial review to clarify the law, a court has been told. Source: Radio NZ Northland Environmental Protection Society is challenging the ministry in the High Court in Auckland over swamp kauri exports. It believes the ministry has misinterpreted the Forests Act and unlawfully allowed logs and dressed timber out of the country – by defining them as stumps, temple poles...

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2016-07-28 04:01 | New Zealand’s forestry industry took one step closer to a safer and fully mechanised future with a demonstration of gamer-style remote technology at Trass Valley, south of Nelson. Source: Stuff NZ The new tele-operation technology allows remote use of a purpose-built tracked forest harvester from the safety of a separate cabin and seated console located at the work site. Four cameras attached to the John Deere 909 felling machine transmit live images to monitors inside the cabin console...

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2016-07-28 04:00 | A subsidiary of TFS Corporation and a joint venture between a Melbourne oils producer and a local indigenous business have been shortlisted for wild sandalwood oil processing contracts with the state government. Source: Business News The Forest Products Commission plans to enter into contract negotiations with TFS-owned Mount Romance Australia, and a new joint venture between Australian Botanical Products and Dutjahn Custodians. Dutjan is a newly formed company, equally owned by three ...

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2016-07-28 03:59 | A prefabAUS networking event will be held 15 August from 5-7pm in the Brown Theatre, Ground Floor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building (193), University of Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz The Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is leading a study mission to Australia that week. BCA is a strong advocate of prefabrication as part of its construction productivity initiative. The Singapore delegation is meeting with PrefabAUS and CAMP.H that afternoon and has accepted an...

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2016-07-28 03:57 | New Zealand wood processing leaders held a hui with senior government officials and political leaders in Whangarei this week to assess the acute log supply shortage to local mills in Northland. Source: Timberbiz The joint industry/government meeting saw statistics that clearly show the completely unsustainable forest harvest rate in Northland, Northland forests being harvested and exported at an immature stage, limited evidence of replanting and certainly no new afforestation. Brian Stanley,...

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The Wood Utilization and Business Development Specialist will promote and facilitate the beneficial use of Utah forest and wood products for a variety of markets including traditional forest products, such as lumber, house logs and posts and poles, along with the use of small diameter and/or low quality logs and woody biomass in value added applications.

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