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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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2017-11-30 11:23 |

Grant Somerville, the new President of Tigercat Industries Inc., has announced that Matt Roberts has been promoted to the position of sales manager, Europe and Russia. “My focus will include the continued development of distribution for sales and product support in the European, Scandinavian and Russian markets,” explains Matt. “With the ongoing expansion of our product offering for these primarily cut-to-length markets, we stand in a greater position...

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2017-11-30 11:17 | The Agroforestry Network - on of the main organizers of the Agroforestry Conference in Alnarp - shares their perspective on the conference where researchers, practitioners, students and NGO's met for two days of in-depth discussions on elevating agroforestry in Sweden with inspiration from the world.

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2017-11-30 10:59 |

NZ structural log prices rise to 24-year high, A-grade export logs hit record – New Zealand structural log prices rose to the highest level in 24 years and A-grade export logs hit a record as local mills compete with the export market to secure supply for the domestic construction market amid strong demand from China.

The price for structural S1 logs increased to $130 a tonne this month, from $128 a tonne last month, marking the highest level since 1993, according to AgriHQ...

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2017-11-30 10:09 |

South Sumatra Province continues pushing green-growth planning, aiming for sustainable development, with support from the World Agroforestry Centre South Sumatra Gubernorial Regulation No. 21/2017 on a Master Plan for Green Economic Growth  was officially promulgated on 30 May...

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2017-11-30 09:00 |

Washington, DC — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce that Poison Springs State Forest, the Arkansas state forest managed by the Agriculture Department's Forestry Commission, has earned certification to the SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard through a rigorous third-party audit. Certifying to SFI sends a strong signal about Arkansas’s commitment to sustainable forest management, conservation, and economic opportunity for its...

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2017-11-30 03:59 |

Researchers take a look at the evidence

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2017-11-30 00:00 |

Representatives of national and regional associations within the wood product industry across Latin America are meeting in Lima, Peru this week to examine the shared challenges and opportunities of responsible trade.


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Representatives of national and regional associations within the wood product industry across Latin America are meeting in Lima, Peru this week to examine the shared challenges and opportunities of responsible trade.


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2017-11-29 23:08 | The faint smell of burnt wood permeates Finland. The likely culprit: with a population of about 5.5 million, it is estimated there are four million saunas. Many of those saunas are heated with wood – a valued commodity, and part of Finland’s culture. Source: Woodbusiness About 65% of the country’s land mass is covered by the boreal forest. Much of that forest is owned privately and managed intensively for sawlog production, which makes the quality and price of saw logs significantly higher than...

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2017-11-29 23:00 | Papua New Guinea’s government is to start taxing the forestry industry in a bid to grow revenue. Source: Radio New Zealand It’s one of the announcements in the $US4.5 billion national budget for 2018 delivered by Treasurer Charles Abel. The latest budget has the Peter O’Neill-led government re-organising the structure of its mounting debt. This included a deal with the International Monetary Fund to stabilise debt and rehabilitate coffers from the last two years of collapsed ...

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2017-11-29 22:59 | A wildlife protester climbed Victoria’s state parliament, while others dumped mulch on its steps, to protest logging of old growth forests. Source: AAP, The Australian Wildlife activists have scaled Victoria’s parliament and dumped mulch on the front steps to protest logging of the state’s old growth forests. A protester abseiled from the top of the state parliament on Wednesday with a banner. “Under the Andrews Labor government they have been logging native forests...

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2017-11-29 22:58 | The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the Case for Endorsement for the updated and revised units of competency, along with a Companion Volume Implementation Guide. Source: Timberbiz The revised units will be released on to training.gov.au by the end of 2017, contained within the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package. Once published on training.gov.au, the units will be available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs). Units in this project were...

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2017-11-29 22:57 | The recently launched ARC Future Timber Hub (Australian Research Council) is Australia’s leading timber research collaboration, bringing together experts from industry, government and academia. Source: Timberbiz It was founded as an interdisciplinary partnership between Hyne Timber, the UQ School of Civil Engineering, the Queensland State Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Arup, Lend Lease, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Scion NZ, Griffith University, the ...

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2017-11-29 22:55 | Forestry Minister Shane Jones says overseas investment in forestry that brings genuine benefits to New Zealand’s economy and its environment will be welcomed by the Government. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop NZ Mr Jones says he is pleased with the inclusion of a Forestry Directive in the new Ministerial Directive Letter issued to the Overseas Investment Office, which sets out the Government’s policy approach to overseas investment in sensitive New Zealand assets. “The inclusion of a specific...

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2017-11-29 22:52 | The Australian tea tree industry is set to benefit from the Coalition Government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Luke Hartsuyker, said the fund would provide $102,368 to assist the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA) to develop and implement organisational structures to enhance its advocacy capacity. “The Coalition Government recognises how important strong industry leadership is to...

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2017-11-29 22:50 | At the just completed ForestTECH 2017 series, we heard from major forestry companies in both New Zealand and Australia that are investing heavily in drones, training in-company pilots and using the technology operationally across their estates. Source: Timberbiz Timberlands who manage >200,000ha plantation forests in the CNI of New Zealand including the Kaingaroa estate already have six qualified pilots (harvest manager, establishment manager, thinnings manager, fire and security manager,...

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2017-11-29 22:49 | Small-scale forest owners are being encouraged to check what local timber processors can offer before they sell their woodlots. Source: Otago Daily Times While the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association accepted growers had the “absolute right” to sell their trees to their best advantage, local processors should also have the opportunity to secure log supply for their mills, president Neil Cullen, of South Otago, said. “Forest buyers are operating in the market who have targeted smaller...

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2017-11-29 22:47 | Cann River Community Centre this year awarded two prizes worth $250 each as part of its 2017 Arts, Crafts and Photography Expo thanks to VicForests’ Community Support Program contributions. Source: Timberbiz The Expo, running from 3 to 7 November, had 189 entries from 61 artists, which showcased the artistic skills of the local community with a wide range of art forms represented, including quilting, painting, photography, drawing, soft textiles, woodwork and mixed media. Coordinator of the...

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2017-11-29 19:33 | In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we've gathered twenty ways that you can help us reach more poor families and protect more precious forests today.

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2017-11-29 18:27 |

Published November 28th, 2017 by The BC Lumber Trade Council – Source “BC Lumber Trade Council welcomes the Government of Canada’s decision to go to the World Trade Organization [WTO] to file a challenge against the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determinations on anti-dumping and countervailing duties on softwood lumber. These lumber duties are unfair and completely without merit. U.S. Department of Commerce’s practices in …

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