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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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2018-08-07 19:10 |

August 7, 2018 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Some 98 firefighters from 29 Texas fire departments in 20 counties will head to California this week to fight wildfires that have burned more than 750,000 acres. The deployment is an activation of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) for wildfire suppression

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2018-08-07 17:03 | The Longhouse, a prototype 'mass timber' building designed by students, demonstrates that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood.

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2018-08-07 15:51 | Protected riverbank habitats within areas of oil palm cultivation can play a key role in reducing the negative impacts on tropical bird numbers but need to be increased in size, new research has shown.

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2018-08-07 11:23 | The many different dimensions of Indian forests are revealed through the winners of the “Experience Forests, Experience Life” photo contest, run by the Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF). “The photo contest opens a platform for photographers to reflect...

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2018-08-07 08:31 |

How can non-timber forest products benefit women in particular? At BARC2018, participants heard from a number of women entrepreneurs, as well as representatives from UN Women, the Center for International Forestry Research, and the Africa Women’s Network for Sustainable Development, about these plants’ huge potential. For millions of people in the world’s tropical and subtropical […]

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2018-08-07 04:57 | A new report says that illegal logging in Papua New Guinea could be risky to its main trading partner China. Source: Radio New Zealand Environmental NGO Global Witness released a report that is based on observations of eight of the largest logging operations in PNG. Its policy advisor Lela Stanley said all of the operations they observed had been breaking forestry laws, but were still exporting wood. She said with over 85% of PNG’s wood exports going to China, businesses there that ...

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2018-08-07 04:56 | Beleaguered firefighters across the US are being pushed to their limits battling wildfires that have broken out in rapid succession across the West. They’ll soon get reinforcements – from the other side of the globe. Source: Sacramento Bee Nearly 150 specialists from Australia and New Zealand are being deployed to provide assistance to American firefighters, the National Interagency Fire Center said. The 146 firefighters are veterans with experience in fire management and strategy, and will...

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2018-08-07 04:55 | Uruguay’s 30-year plan to build a forestry industry from scratch is paying off, with forest products now the South American’s country’s biggest export this year. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Agriculture, Fisheries and Ranching Minister, Tabare Aguerre, said investment in forestry-related industries had been the largest in the country’s history, creating a major source of direct and indirect jobs. “We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the forestry law… which responded to initiatives...

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2018-08-07 04:53 | New Zealand’s Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has suggested state funds could be used to safeguard Kaitaia’s biggest employer. Source: Radio New Zealand The plant in question is run by Juken New Zealand, a subsidiary of Japan’s Juken Nissho. It employs 300 people and makes a three-layered timber product called Triboard. But it is running short of raw material to supply its factory. Mr Jones is worried about its status, fearing it might be affected as another Juken...

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2018-08-07 04:52 |   This year will go down in history as it marks the introduction of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards across Victoria and South Australia. The awards are all about celebrating and rewarding individuals and companies involved in the timber industry for the dedication, hard work and best practises in their various roles and businesses. Source: Timberbiz Nominations closed on 3 August with judging carried out during September and then the awards will be announced on 26...

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2018-08-07 04:50 | A gruelling competition series throughout the USA and Canada has ended with Australian champion axeman Laurence O’Toole finishing with a new world record … and being robbed, too! Source: Timberbiz But, he’s back Down Under this week and getting ready to tackle the Royal Shows around the country. When detailing his stint in the US, Laurance said he had had a really solid summer of chopping and sawing. “I managed to win 6 out of 9 hotsaw races and get one second. Major...

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2018-08-07 04:48 | August 1 was National Forestry Planting Day, an industry-led initiative to celebrate the environmental contribution of Australia’s renewable forest sector where over 70 million trees are planted each year. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Anne Ruston said the occasion was an opportunity to highlight the sustainable practices of the forestry sector. “Today we renew Australia’s commitment to a high-tech, carbon positive, renewable forestry...

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2018-08-07 04:47 | Over the coming months, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will be undertaking a range of outreach and education activities to promote improved awareness and understanding of Australia’s illegal logging laws. Source: Timberbiz During the second half of 2018, the department will be hosting a series of interactive webinars on Australia’s illegal logging laws. These hour-long events will provide importers with targeted information about the laws, the due diligence...

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2018-08-07 04:44 | The land beneath about 22,500ha of Otago forestry blocks has been sold to a specialist Australian forestry investment fund for an undisclosed price, and the fund has also bought a 38% stake in Otago’s largest timber producer, Wenita Forest Products. Sources: The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, Stuff NZ The land ownership has moved from a United States-owned fund to an Australian fund. The Overseas Investment Office this week granted consent for the sale of 22,553ha of land from ...

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2018-08-07 04:41 | About 60,000 tonnes of plantation pine residue is up for grabs over two years in Western Australia. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The WA Government has let a tender for the product, with the successful bidder or bidders expected to be announced this month. WA’s Forest Products Commission (FPC), which is responsible for the sustainable harvesting and regeneration of the state’s plantation and native forest resource, is overseeing the process. The residue will come from the commission’s Central...

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2018-08-06 21:20 | An international team of scientists is showing that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, there is a risk of Earth entering what the scientists call 'hothouse Earth' conditions.

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2018-08-06 14:25 |

Weyerhaeuser Company reported 2Q 2018 net earnings of $317 million, or 42 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.1 billion. This compares with earnings of $24 million, or 3 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion for the same period last year.

Excluding net after-tax special charges of $15 million, the company reported net earnings of $332 million, or 44 cents per diluted share for the 2Q. This compares with net earnings before special items of $212 million for the...

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2018-08-06 13:39 | Rossi Group LLC of Connecticut has opened its new mill at Emporium in western Pennsylvania, one of the most advanced in America, following the destruction of its sawmill by fire just 15 months earlier. The mill is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year, reports  TTJ.

Production of graded lumber will be sold to domestic and long-standing Rossi customers around the world. President Ted Rossi says the new mill will produce 50% more...

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2018-08-06 11:28 | Washington, USA, 6th August 2018—A new analysis of global wildlife trafficking seizures in the air transport sector reveals that wildlife traffickers are highly dependent on commercial air transportation systems to smuggle endangered wildlife.

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2018-08-06 09:00 |

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)  opened its annual request for proposals (RFP) for the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program today. Applications for the program will be accepted from eligible entities through October 9. Requirements for this year's program are available on the SFI website.

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