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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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2018-07-18 23:59 | The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to renew the European Diplomas for Protected Areas to 20 areas in Europe, including the Khosrov Forest Reserve (Armenia). Source: HETQ The European Diploma for Protected Areas for the Khosrov Forest Reserve has been renewed for 10 more years (until July 10, 2028) under the following conditions: 1. By 2020, design and adopt a management plan for the long-term conservation of the area which will include strategic aims and targets, an...

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2018-07-18 23:57 | The tallest mass-timber building development in the US is “on hold for the foreseeable future,” according to the project’s developer. Sources: Engineering News Record, Treehugger The 12-story mixed-use building, known as Framework, has been under development in Portland, Oregon, since 2014. It was first delayed a year ago and currently is postponed because of changing market conditions. These include inflation, escalating construction costs and fluctuations in the tax credit...

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2018-07-18 23:55 | Edinburgh Napier University has introduced a Masters of Science on Timber Architectural Design and Technology, the first program of its kind in the UK, to develop the technical and commercial awareness needed to work as a design professional within the timber building industry. Source: Timberbiz This program is designed for graduates in architecture, architectural technology, engineering or related disciplines, who want to become part of the growing international move towards innovative and...

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2018-07-18 23:53 | Forestry companies in Taranaki New Zealand can expect more inspections of harvest sites to monitor whether operators are complying with new nationwide regulations.  Source: Stuff NZ The national environment standards for plantation forestry (NES-PF) enables local authorities to target ground based operators not complying with the rules, Taranaki Regional Council forestry compliance leader Mark Addison told a Taranaki Regional Council consents and regulatory committee. The NES-PF came into force...

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2018-07-18 23:52 | Local builders and timber suppliers in Naracoorte, South Australia want to use local products but are finding that demand is exceeding supply. Source: Naracoorte Herald Naracoorte-based builder Paul Russell said there is a shortage of local timber in the region, believing it is caused by excessive exporting of logs from Portland. Builders and carpenters have had no choice but to use imported laminated timber from Europe, and despite it being the same quality, Mr Russell is disappointed it isn’t...

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2018-07-18 23:51 | Rotorua-based timber “super mill” Red Stag is generating its own electricity in amounts sufficient to power a town the size of Whakatane. Source: New Zealand Herald The Red Stag Timber Company, which annually processes more than one million tonnes of logs at its Waipa mill, is using its waste wood as renewable fuel rather than trucking it to landfill and paying for its disposal – avoiding an annual power bill of up to NZ$1 million in the process. Although the mill, considered one of...

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2018-07-18 23:50 | Forest Enterprises Special Projects Director, Steve Wilton has been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF). The honour of Fellow is bestowed on a member who has been recognised by NZIF peers as having achieved eminence in the forestry profession. Source: Timberbiz This from Steve’s Fellow nomination: Mr Wilton has 27 years of achievement in the forestry investment and forestry management business with Forest Enterprises. He is a strong and articulate advocate for the New...

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2018-07-18 23:48 | Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. 16.0% – Australia’s hardwood chip deliveries to Japan in May 2018 totalled 159,436 bdmt, accounting for 16.0% of the total, behind Chile and Vietnam 34,673 m3 – exports of hardwood logs in May 2018 fell back sharply from the massive exports of the prior month 5.150 million...

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2018-07-18 23:47 | A major national conference on forest safety practices is set to showcase how forestry leaders have brought about practical benefits to logging and forestry workplaces through changes in culture and technology. Source: Timberbiz “Some of our leading forest contractors and companies have both developed safety improvements in both culture in the workplace and technologies to reduce harm on the forest floor,” Forest Industry Engineering Association event manager Gordon Thomson said. “Our speakers...

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2018-07-18 23:45 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is launching a $10 million plan to turbo-charge forest industries in Tasmania, and specifically in the federal electorate of Braddon, ahead of the July 28 by-election poll. Source: Timberbiz “Forest industries are incredibly important to the economic and social fabric of North-West Tasmania, which is why AFPA is coming forward with specific policy ‘Asks’ for all candidates,” Chief Executive Officer of AFPA, Mr Ross Hampton said. “There are six...

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2018-07-18 21:21 |

“Community forestry is a great development alternative, it improves green space, oxygen, water, and biodiversity. By doing community forestry we are ensuring a better future for our kids, our grandkids, and the world,” Carlos Pérez Sebastián, our field guide for the week, said from under his wide brimmed hat. He stood on a slope that the ejido—community forestry group—had restored with native tree species in Ejido Cruz de Ocote, Ixtacamaxtitlán, Mexico. Listening with rapt attention were...

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2018-07-18 20:35 | VNR presentations continued on the second day of the HLPF’s Ministerial Meeting, with 21 countries presenting their VNRs. Many countries highlighted the role of stakeholder participation in SDG implementation. Presentations also emphasized progress on the SDGs under review, and challenges related to SDG implementation, including with respect to data collection and monitoring.

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2018-07-18 20:08 | Traditional cotton-based or synthetic fibers used by the fashion industry are responsible for many environmental impacts, including water consumption, pesticide use and micro-plastics. Wood-based fibers from sustainably managed forests represent an alternative source of fiber that could reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. A video launched by FAO, UNECE and other partners during HLPF explores how forests could help the fashion industry in contributing to the SDGs.

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2018-07-18 18:55 | As our standards revision process continues, it is not only the content that is changing, but their appearance too! We have introduced a colour coding system to make it easier for you to distinguish between the different types of PEFC documentation. Rather than looking at the document number, or...

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2018-07-18 08:34 |

According to a new report, the growing human population and climate change are exacerbating a looming global water crisis that has already hit home in places like Australia’s Murray Darling basin — but the crisis could potentially be...

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2018-07-17 20:25 | New research demonstrates dramatic positive benefits for native trees following rat removal at Palmyra Atoll, a magnificent National Wildlife Refuge and natural research laboratory located about 1000 miles south of Hawaii. For five native tree species, including Pisonia grandis, fewer than 150 seedlings were counted in the presence of rats, and more than 7700 seedlings were counted five years after rats were removed.

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2018-07-17 20:19 | The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development conducted in-depth reviews of SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17. A plethora of papers and reports have been released around the Goals under review.

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2018-07-17 17:11 |

Europe is one of the most forest-rich regions in the world - we are surrounded by 190 million hectares of forests, which makes it 40 % of Europe's territory. European forest cover increases regularly, contributing to growth and jobs in rural area, ensuring wood and ecological services provision.

The bioeconomy covers the sustainable supply of renewable resources, services and their conversion, as well as the conversion of waste streams into food, feed, fibres, materials, chemicals...

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2018-07-17 17:00 | Some of the world’s leading forest experts say that collaboration between forest producers and the consumers of tropical timber is crucial for developing “deforestation-free” supply chains as a means to reduce deforestation and boost economic development. Speaking in a video produced by ITTO, Executive Director Gerhard Dieterle and representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Center for International Forestry Research, Global Canopy, and Forest...

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2018-07-17 16:00 | Martial arts weapons, Nunavut curios, historical documents and a sprawling protected forest full of wildlife surround C.W. Nicol.

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