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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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2016-08-17 17:00 | ITTO projects shared their experiences and lessons learned on timber tracking at the workshop “Strengthening Forest Control Systems and Market Chains in APEC Economies”, held in August during APEC’s Third Senior Official Meeting in Lima, Peru.

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2016-08-17 16:53 |

Madagascar faces severe challenges from the illegal logging and exportation of precious woods like rosewood (Dalbergia spp) and ebony (Diospyros spp), damaging pristine ecosystems and depriving the state of the revenue that could support a sustainable forest management system. This activity aims to inform the implementation of the scientific work envisaged under the CITED Action Plan, along with priority actions identified by the...

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2016-08-17 14:00 | Serra Hoagland, biological scientist with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in May with a Ph.D. in forestry. In addition to receiving her Ph.D., she received the honor of being the first Native…Read more ›

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2016-08-17 11:04 | KINGSEY FALLS, QC , Aug. 16, 2016 / - Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, is pleased to announce that it has taken a majority position in Longhorn Paper Converting, a tissue converting plant in Grand Prairie, Texas , USA.

While recent investments have consolidated Cascades' presence on the American west coast, this latest initiative will expand its coverage of the US even further. Owing to its strategic...

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2016-08-17 11:02 | APPLETON, Wis. — Aug 16, 2016 — Appvion Inc. has introduced additional sheeted versions of its Triumph treated and coated high-speed inkjet papers.

The Triumph high-speed inkjet paper line includes products specifically designed for the latest generation of sheetfed, high-speed inkjet presses and the use of pigment- and dye-based inks. The precision-cut converting process used to produce Triumph sheets ensures sizes and sheet edges are precise and consistent, giving printers...

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2016-08-17 11:01 | West Bridgewater, MA -- Aug 16,2016--Double E Company LLC, 319 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA, recently purchased Appleton Mfg. Division. Headquartered in Neenah, WI, Appleton Mfg. Division joins Epoch Rollers and Double E Europe (STCMi), under the Incline Equity Partners owned Double E Company LLC group.

“The acquisition is Double E’s second in the last 12 months, building on a market strategy to offer a single source solution for all your web handling needs,” said Double...

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2016-08-17 04:44 | Prices for domestic and imported sawlogs in Austria and Germany have falling during 2015 and 2016 to levels not seen in 10 year, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sources: Timberbiz, Lesprom While domestic log prices have declined, they are still among the highest in Europe and many sawmills in the two countries have increased importation of lower cost sawlogs from neighboring countries the past few years. Softwood sawlog prices in both Austria and Germany have been in steady decline for...

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2016-08-17 04:43 | The 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) will be held on 22-25 August in Vienna, Austria. Source: Timberbiz WCTE is a premier forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction. It is an international event in timber engineering, engineered wood products and design of timber structures, which is held biennially in different parts of the world and attracts researchers, engineers and architects...

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2016-08-17 04:43 | A huge arc of timber posts once stood in a ‘New Stonehenge’ built 4500 years ago in Wiltshire – next to the site of Stonehenge itself. Source: Metro UK The circle of up to 200 posts was built on the site of a settlement where the workers who built Stonehenge lived, National Trust researchers believe. Researchers had previously believed that stones stood on the site at Durrington Walls – but new excavations found pits built to house 200 posts around the site in a 480m circle. Previous scans with...

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2016-08-17 04:41 | A total of 1.4 million trees will be planted in the Murray-Sunset National Park over the next two years to assist the survival of endangered species. Source: ABC News Volunteers and paid personnel, part of a CO2 Australia program, planted more than 500,000 indigenous native tubestock seedlings across 550 hectares in the Murray-Sunset National Park, in Victoria’s far north-west, in May. More planting days are scheduled, with 900,000 seedlings still to be put in the ground. The project, to...

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2016-08-17 04:40 | DANA and Forest and Wood Products Australia are holding a combined conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne on 1 September. Source: Timberbiz DANA has held several conferences in Melbourne on a variety of topics including the international woodchip trade and the Australian forest industry sector. Previous conferences have been held over two days. However, this year DANA is has a one day focused event in Melbourne in partnership with Forest & Wood Products of Australia (FWPA). DANA has...

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2016-08-17 04:39 | Thousands more gum trees need to be planted to feed a growing number of sick koalas, the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital says. Source: ABC News About 15,000 eucalyptus trees have just been planted at Hinze Dam in the Gold Coast hinterland to feed koalas, but senior veterinarian Michael Pyne said at least 10,000 more were needed. He said disease was contributing to a spike in hospital admissions and finding enough food was proving a challenge. “You’ve got one nasty killer bacterial...

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2016-08-17 04:37 | Forty-four speakers will enlighten delegates at the Australian Forest Growers National Conference 2016 running from 23-26 October in Launceston, Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz The Conference includes a choice of eight field tours covering industrial and private forestry, conservation and forest restoration, multipurpose farm and agro forestry, timber processing and manufacture, and wood engineering. Early bird registrations close on 30 August 2016 and the program for the Conference is available...

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2016-08-17 04:34 | The illegal dumping of household goods, rubbish and green waste is causing ongoing problems for forestry companies and councils, but new legislation coming into effect in South Australia from next year will give greater powers to councils and the public to help track down those responsible. Source: ABC South East Green Triangle Forest Products (GTFP) operations supervisor Bevan Lipscombe is standing in the middle of a pine plantation at Kongorong, where a plant normally found in backyards and...

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2016-08-17 04:32 | That is the vexed question that increasingly has farmers — and even many Melbourne residents — scratching their heads. Source: The Weekly Times Last week The Weekly Times revealed a gold miner had been told he would have to pay $1.25 million in compensation to the government to remove 60 trees from his bush block in central Victoria because of the potential impact on vegetation diversity. Even his offer to plant new trees to offset those he wanted to clear was rebuffed by the State Government....

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2016-08-17 04:31 | An increase in forestry harvests dubbed the “Wall of Wood” is expected to bring jobs and opportunities to regional New Zealand but will also present infrastructure challenges. Source: The New Zealand Herald Wood availability is forecast to increase rapidly leading into the 2020s in New Zealand with most of the increase from small-scale growers who established forests during the 1990s. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council forestry specialist James Powrie said employment in harvesting,...

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2016-08-17 00:24 |

A core of believers has been trying to create a physical manifestation of the National Museum of Forest Service History in Missoula for years.

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2016-08-16 18:59 | Organized by the Secretariat of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), this meeting will discuss the outputs of the CGRFA's Intergovernmental Technical Working Groups (ITWGs) on forest, plant, aquatic, and animal genetic resources for food and agriculture with regard to access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization (ABS). The meeting will aim to...

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2016-08-16 17:30 |

Forest industry performance in June and July was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.

Total industrial production (IP) increased 0.6 percent in June, the fastest rise in eleven months. Total IP was -0.7 percent YoY, however, the tenth consecutive month of YoY declines. For 2Q as a whole, IP fell at an...

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2016-08-16 17:11 |

Four out of ten species native to Southeast Asia’s natural forests face a much higher risk of extinction from habitat loss than previously thought, a Duke University-led study has determined.

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