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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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2018-08-16 00:40 | The forest industry contributed more than $7 billion to the Victorian economy last financial year. This includes $1.9 billion in direct sales, and a further $5.4 billion once flow-on effects in other industries are included, leading to a total contribution to gross regional product (the regional equivalent of GDP) of $779 million. Source: Timberbiz These figures are among the key findings of two reports funded by Forest and Wood Products Australia; the new Socio-economic impacts of the forest...

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2018-08-16 00:39 | In the wake of a US court ruling on glyphosate, it’s important to reiterate the definitive science which highlights the product as safe while being essential for Australia’s sustainable and renewable forest industries according to chief executive officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Ross Hampton. Source: Timberbiz Recently a Californian court found against a company that manufactures Roundup, in which glyphosate is an active ingredient, suggesting it could have...

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2018-08-16 00:39 | Forest owners are calling the proposed revisions to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) both timely and necessary they say if New Zealand is to hope to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets. Source: Timberbiz Forest Owners Association President Peter Weir says the Te Uru Rākau discussion paper is appropriately the first significant document to be produced by the new forestry unit established within the Ministry for Primary Industry. “The Ministry for the Environment quite correctly states ‘...

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2018-08-16 00:38 | Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill commenced its planned annual shut down in early August, halting production for the next four weeks to allow completion of important maintenance and capital works. Source: Timberbiz Major works planned for the shutdown are part of a $200 million, five-year capital investment program currently underway at the facility.  Australian Paper General Manager – Manufacturing Adrian Berton said the planned 26-day annual shutdown would be one of the longest in Australia...

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2018-08-16 00:33 | A consortium of forestry companies has begun the development of a high-tech optimisation facility aimed at maximising the value of resource handled in the Eden and East Gippsland regions. Source: Timberbiz The new development at Edrom Road, Eden will be designed with the sustainable recurring 100-year resource profile in mind. The consortium partners, including Boral who will provide technical and operational support, see a transition to many new technology applications in the region. Forestry...

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2018-08-16 00:31 | The federal Labor Party has promised a forestry plan that emphasises science over environmental hysteria, and includes carbon farming and bioenergy as chief ways for the sector to fight climate change. Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “Labor’s principle – it has to be informed by the facts and by the science, not by panic or a social media campaign, not by a campaign waged online by GetUp! Be informed by the facts, get the experts in, get industry in and let’s work together,” said Lisa Chesters,...

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2018-08-15 13:11 |

Western U.S. sawmills produced 7.406 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first half of 2018, a 7.1% increase from 6.915 bbf in the first six months of 2017, the Western Wood Products Assn. (WWPA) of Portland, Oregon, reported.

Of the six-month total, Coastal mills accounted for 4.678 bbf, up 8.1% from 4.326 bbf last year, while inland mills produced 2.517 bbf, up 6.8% from 2.356 bbf in the first half of 2017. California redwood...

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2018-08-15 12:17 |

In June 2018, an all-time high volume of 5.1 million m3 of roundwood was harvested for use by the forest industries in Finland. This logging volume was 29% up over the previous year and 52% up over the ten-year June average, reports Natural Resource Institute Finland (Luke).

Sawlogs accounted for 2.1 million m3 and pulpwood for 3.0 million m3 out of the total roundwood harvested for the industrial purposes.

Industrial roundwood logging...

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2018-08-15 11:13 |

In Sweden, notified area of final felling increased by 14% in June and by 4% in July, compared to corresponding months of last year, reports the Swedish Forest Agency.

Quarterly statistics during the year shows an increase of 34% in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter 2018. The second quarter of 2018, compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017, notified area of final felling increased by 7%.

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2018-08-14 19:20 | A journey through the mist takes first prize in PEFC UK and PEFC Ireland’s ‘Forests, our home, workplace and playground’ photo contest! Chosen by a jury of timber, forestry and photography experts, the top three images reveal the versatility of forests, which can be places to...

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2018-08-14 19:09 |

De facto presidential frontrunner says he would follow Donald Trump out of the international pact, drawing criticism from the UN's environment chief

The post Brazil: Bolsonaro threatens to quit Paris climate deal appeared first on Climate Home News.

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2018-08-14 18:13 | IUCN-WCPA has produced a report that reviews and compares nine tools for conducting ecosystem services assessments in protected areas, Key Biodiversity Areas and natural World Heritage sites. The report aims to help users select the most appropriate ES tool based on the purpose of their assessment.

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2018-08-14 12:03 | The APEC region is experiencing greater connectivity with increased business interactions between buyers and suppliers in production and trade of timber and non-timber commodities (e.g. palm oil and rubber). Combating illegal logging and promoting sustainable forest management requires changes in policies and practices across the international forest products supply chain. Although corporations have crucial effects […]

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2018-08-14 11:54 | SNS secretary, Jonas Rönnberg, is interviewed about his research in root rot in pine. In both Poland, UK and other big European forest nations, treatment of the pine stubs is very common. Why the Swedish forestry doesn’t pay attention to the root rot in pine, is a hard question to…

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2018-08-14 11:30 | With an app in your phone, you can assess damages on tree stems. The app is developed by researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in cooperation with the Swedish Forest Agency. The user add some basic facts: the age of the tree, average diameter, site, share of trees…

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2018-08-14 08:48 |

An update on the work of the Sustainable Land Management Programme in Ethiopia. 14 August 2018 – Since 2016, INBAR has been providing technical support to a World Bank-funded programme to use bamboo for sustainable land management and livelihoods improvement. The initiative, part of the Sustainable Land Management Programme, aims to mitigate watershed degradation and […]

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2018-08-14 00:19 | Stora Enso and Orthex are bringing to the market a new range of kitchen utensils made from a new biocomposite which combines the best qualities of wood and plastic. Source: Timberbiz The bio-based material used to replace fossil-based plastic is made from spruce and sugarcane, which reduces the carbon footprint of the products by up to 80%. The innovative products contain 98% bio-based material. In recent years, the Finnish plastics industry has actively sought innovative bio and recycling...

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2018-08-14 00:17 | China is fighting back after the US recently proposed tariffs saying it would impose tariffs on US products including timber. The Chinese government said it would add duties to a number of timber products varying from 5% to 25%. Sources: Timberbiz, TTF UK China’s Ministry of Commerce issued a new list of US goods subject for tariff. The list includes a wide range of timber and timber products including logs, lumber,OSB, sheet materials, veneers etc. with tariff increase between 5 – 25%. The...

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2018-08-14 00:16 | Wood waste from furniture factories makes up a huge portion of waste generated in Singapore. In 2016 alone, more than 530,000 tonnes of wood waste were produced, of which, a significant amount is in the form of saw dust. Source: Timberbiz Instead of incinerating or disposing them in landfills, wood waste can be recycled to make biochar, a porous, carbon-rich material that absorbs and retains water well. Due to its good water absorption and retention properties, biochar is largely employed in...

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2018-08-14 00:14 | New Zealand Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has announced a partnership between XLam NZ Ltd and the Ministry of Social Development. Source: Timberbiz “The Ministry of Social Development and Xlam will work together to create entry-level manufacturing and construction opportunities for unemployed clients, especially in the Pre-fabrication sector,” Minister Sepuloni said. As a prefabricated building manufacturing and construction company XLam now employs approximately 100 staff...

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