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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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2017-08-18 15:21 | Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature. In other words, the more things change, the more they are the same.

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2017-08-18 12:34 |

The state body for the timber industry has called on the Queensland government to focus on the fundamentals of developing a long-term timber industry in Far North Queensland.

“There is significant potential to develop the timber industry in Far North Queensland and Cape York, given extensive areas of native forest resources and plantations and strong demand for timber products”, said Timber Queensland CEO Mick Stephens.

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2017-08-18 11:58 |

Forest owners have been paying Whanganui District Council rates for 25 years and all they want in return is the roads to bring their logs out, Peter Lissington says. He works for New Zealand Pine Management, which has 7,000ha of forest in the Whanganui District. It began planting in 1994, with the council and central government welcoming the investment.

The forest owners have paid about $100,000 a year in rates, subsidising services for others in the district. They don’t want...

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2017-08-18 11:23 | Earn 5 academic credits in Toulouse! Leading researchers gathers for course in forest fires and its history.   Are you a PhD and want to know more about Nordic vegetation in a changing climate? October 2-4 you have a chance, … Continue reading →

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2017-08-18 10:11 |

Women are playing a leading role in coping with and adapting to climate change in the mountainous rural areas of China’s Yunnan province, where disruptions in weather patterns and increasingly extreme events are expected to impact agricultural livelihoods. But while they are assuming more responsibility than men, their voices are mostly...

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2017-08-18 06:24 |

According to new studies, half of Papua New Guinea’s tropical forests could vanish by 2021.

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2017-08-18 05:57 |

For the next four and a half months, the sounds of feller bunchers, processors and lumber trucks will be a common one around the lower Dry Lake Hills and the base of Mount Elden.

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2017-08-18 03:00 | Beijing, China, 18th August 2017—The Southern Bluefin Tuna market in China, a new study published today, has found Southern Bluefin Tuna is served in restaurants in mainland China, particularly Shanghai. This is a significant finding not only because of the threatened status of the tuna, but as it also provides insights into China’s role as a non-member of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), the organization that sets annual fishing...

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2017-08-17 19:00 | The Lake District sets the scene for the winning image of PEFC UK and PEFC Ireland’s ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. “We received over 300 fantastic entries, and it was an extremely difficult task to choose only three winners,” said Alun Watkins,...

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2017-08-17 15:01 | PDF for download   In mountainous terrain they are called protection forests – forests that protect human settlements and infrastructure against natural disturbances such as rockfall, snow avalanche and shallow landslides. Natural disturbances are becoming more and more important drivers in many mountain chains worldwide, mainly because of past land-use legacies. But also, under climate […]

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2017-08-17 14:47 | This Anniversary Congress session will highlight the need for disturbance management that allows forests to adapt to future environmental conditions.

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2017-08-17 13:04 | Shen Zhen, China, 23 to 29th July, 2017–the 19th International Botanical Congress (IBC), known as the Olympics of botany, was attended by TRAFFIC for the first time. The IBC is an academic conference for botanical scientists and organizations to showcase a diverse variety of exhibitions concerning plant conservation.

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2017-08-17 11:48 | There is still time to apply for NOVA funding of joint Nordic PhD or Master’s courses! Last date for application is October 16. Courses approved in this application round can run in 2018. It is possible to apply for funding of PhD courses, … Continue reading →

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2017-08-17 10:00 | As part of Sweden’s gift to honour Finland’s centennial, a research grant totalling EUR 2,7 million will be opened for […]

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2017-08-17 08:07 | Finns appear to be reaching the target set for gifts of protected forests to honour the country’s centennial. At the […]

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2017-08-17 02:07 | Car designers could turn to wood in a bid to make cars lighter, stronger and cheaper. Source: The Sun UK A material made from wood pulp is five stronger than steel but weighs 80% less, according to researchers in Japan. And a leading supplier to Toyota is working alongside the boffins at Kyoto University to experiment with plastics that feature wood pulp. A prototype version of a car using these revolutionary cellulose nanofibres is due to be completed by 2020. The processing method developed...

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2017-08-17 02:02 | US President Donald Trump doesn’t believe in the science of human-caused climate change. He wants to ignore one of the greatest threats to healthy life on Earth. Source: Todayville Trump wants to bring back coal despite scientists telling us we cannot afford to burn it, and despite economists telling us there’s more money to be made and more jobs available in renewable energy. A New Zealand group is planting a forest to soak up the extra greenhouse gases Trump plans to put into our atmosphere. ...

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2017-08-17 02:01 | New Zealand wood products already undergo strict and independent, third-party scrutiny to ensure that they comply with the NZ Building Code. Source: Timberbiz All NZ wood products are made to standards and codes set by the official NZ standards body, Standards New Zealand, and by the building industry regulator, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Adherence to these standards is then assured through inspection by independent verifiers operating throughout the country. Assurance...

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2017-08-17 02:00 | NZ First Leader Winston Peters wants Christchurch’s new stadium to be built out of New Zealand-grown timber. Source: Stuff NZ He wants the Government make a major injection into the project, but only if the stadium earns revenue 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and only if it is built from wood. “We don’t want an Eden Park white elephant down here,” he said during a speech at the Transitional Cathedral on Wednesday where he also announced the party’s...

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2017-08-17 01:59 | A new whitepaper has been released recently on the importance of lifecycle assessments, sponsored by composite timber specialist Innowood. Source: Architecture And Design The paper titled Improving transparency: how lifecycle assessments help preserve our forests examines our dependency on forests in order to manufacture timber products and timber-based composites, and how deforestation and illegal felling jeopardise much more than just our ability to produce. Timber is a timeless and natural...

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