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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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2018-05-15 11:20 | Forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider Combilift has officially opened its new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the company also announced that it will be significantly expanding its workforce with the creation of 200 new jobs in the next three years.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Irish Prime Minister An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD said: “Combilift is an incredible home-grown...

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2018-05-15 04:54 |

Launched in 2015 by the U.S. Forest Service and supported by Kenyan partners and the Center for International Forestry Research...

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2018-05-14 13:37 | Sidney Gendron runs Sawmill Sid, a family-run sawmill that collects felled and diseased trees at its Tree and Wood Recovery Centre in Mississaug, Canada. Source: CBC Canada Once processed, downed trees can be repurposed as furniture, art pieces or materials for housing and construction. Sawmill Sid is part of a nascent wood recycling industry that aims to combat climate change by diverting landfill waste and reducing the carbon footprint of the forestry industry. “When trees come down...

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2018-05-14 13:36 | The Chicago Mercantile Exchange futures contract for the softwood two-by-fours used in framing houses closed at its highest price ever. Source: Justin Fox for Bloomberg If one adjusts for inflation, current prices are no longer record-setting. But an interesting pattern does appear if one adds in a few other key data points. It appears that every time the US picks a fight with Canada over its alleged subsidies of softwood lumber, which comes from coniferous trees such as pines, firs and cedars...

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2018-05-14 13:36 | A court in eastern Poland has acquitted environmentalists who had blocked government-ordered logging in one of Europe’s last pristine forests that has been condemned by the European Union. Source: ABC News Last June, the activists chained themselves to heavy equipment, thus blocking for some time the large-scale felling of trees in the Bialowieza Forest. Police and forest guards forcibly removed them and took the incident to court. A court in eastern Poland acquitted the environmentalists...

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2018-05-14 13:35 | New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced the formation of a new ministerial advisory group to provide independent advice about the forestry sector and how government and industry can work together to deliver outcomes for New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group is made up of 10 forestry experts who will provide industry perspectives and advice to help meet New Zealand’s forestry goals, including the One Billion Tree Program. “The group has been selected...

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2018-05-14 13:34 | A Spot-tailed quoll was recently sighted in the Erica State Forest. Spot-tailed quolls are rare; they are listed as Threatened under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC). Source: Timberbiz To the best of our knowledge, the last sighting of a quoll in this area was many years ago. “VicForests is delighted that this beautiful creature graces our forests,” Mr Alex Messina general manager...

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2018-05-14 13:32 | A Masters of Architecture student from the University of Queensland has received Timber Queensland’s newly-minted SmartTimber Awards. Source: Timberbiz Revealed at Timber Queensland’s Doing Timber Business in Queensland: Room to Grow conference held in Brisbane, Peter Greely took home the Smart Timber Award for his project ‘Heartwood’. It was an investigation into engineered timber, its versatility as a building product and its environmental credentials across multiple ...

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2018-05-14 13:31 | Four BVN projects have been included in the shortlist of Regional Architecture Awards making them nominees for a Queensland Architecture Award that will be announced on Friday 8 June 2018. Source: Timberbiz. Photos: Christopher Frederick Jones The shortlisted projects include the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre (GCSLC) that has been nominated for both a Public Architecture Award and an Interior Architecture Award. The GCSLC was one of the venues for the recent successful Commonwealth Games...

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2018-05-14 13:28 | Tigercat’s latest harvester, the eight-wheeled 1185, is scheduled to be demonstrated in Tumut/Tumbarumba on May 23. Source: Timberbiz The 1185 made its debut at Elmia in June and now it’s ready for its Oz debut. Anyone can register their interest to attend the demo by contacting Onetrak (national Tigercat distributor). Representatives from the Tigercat factory in Canada will attend the demo day. The Tigercat 1185 is classed as a heavy duty, premium quality harvester designed for...

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2018-05-14 13:27 |   Imports of sawn softwood topped 854,000m3 over the year-ended March, according to trade and market experts IndustryEdge. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz The rise in imports was almost 16% or more than 116,000m3 higher than a year earlier, and defying expectations from 2017 that imports would soften as the Australian housing market weakened. “Some of our domestic producer clients are looking closely at imports now. A year ago they expected the total market to soften, at least a little...

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2018-05-14 13:26 | With the impact of global warming set to become a key issue in Australian forestry policy, German experts have emphasised the indispensable role of sustainable forest management in climate protection. From Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Victorian Labor Government has pledged to include climate impacts as part of its drive to modernise the state’s 20-year-old Regional Forest Agreements, which are to be finalised by March 2020. In Germany, experts and organisers of the four-day Munich...

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2018-05-14 13:21 | From the high use of water and pesticides to produce cotton, to the climate impact of manufacturing synthetic fibres, the fashion industry is one of the most resource intensive industries in the world. In response, the fashion industry is increasingly looking to implement sustainability within...

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2018-05-14 09:36 |

Local community participation in managing forest and water resources is key to reducing degradation trends and improving livelihoods, but a...

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2018-05-14 09:31 |

“There are various restoration initiatives and projects by stakeholders in the Mount Elgon region in Uganda, which is recognized as...

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2018-05-14 04:53 |

INBAR’s new mobile app assists with on-farm inventory data collection across Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda Bamboo is an important crop for many farmers and small to medium enterprises. Often grown in households, shelter beds, farms and micro-plantations – in areas which can cover as little as a few square metres – this plant […]

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2018-05-14 04:23 | Asia Pacific is covered by 740 million hectares of forests, in other words, a size about three-fourths as big as China. This accounts for 18% of global forest cover, with Southeast Asia containing the third largest forests area in the world and scores of rich biodiversity sites. Climate change, population growth, and increasing demand for […]

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2018-05-13 14:33 |

Nearly everywhere one looks, protected areas are under assault.

There is, of course, plenty of illegal threats — such as land invasions, mining, logging, and poaching happening inside protected areas.

But just as scary are a wide range of legal or quasi-legal dangers.

In Brazil, for instance, conservative President Michel Temer has tried to use legal tactics to open up the vast...

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2018-05-11 21:33 | by: Oscar Crespo Pinillos Duncan works as a freelance environmental policy analyst and advisor, previously he worked for fifteen years for Chatham House, one of the World’s most influential think tanks as well as special advisor to the Secretary of Energy and Climate Change during the coalition government in the UK. His areas of expertise include … Continue reading A conversation with...

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2018-05-11 19:48 | by: Renata Lozano Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) has been an active topic throughout the UNFF 13. The Major Group Children and Youth participated in two side events on this topic. The first side event on “Progress under the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative”, was organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the … Continue reading Forest...

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