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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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2018-08-21 21:09 |

$471,650 in grant funds available for prescribed burning COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Some Texas landowners may be eligible for funding to help with prescribed burning costs on private lands.   Now through Sept. 28, 2018, Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting grant applications to cover

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2018-08-21 18:30 | An ad hoc open-ended working group was created by the UNGA resolution, 'Towards a Global Pact for the Environment,' of May 2018. The group's organizational session will take place from 5-7 September 2018, in New York, US. It will consider plans for future substantive sessions, which will begin following the issuing of a report by the UN Secretary-General.

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2018-08-21 18:24 | TUY HOA CITY – An acacia forest area of 1,916.25 hectares managed by Bao Chau Company, has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its sustainable forest management practices. With technical support from WWF-Vietnam and under the RAFT3 program, Bao Chau is the first company in the province to receive this globally recognized […]

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2018-08-21 17:43 |

In 2019, the International Day of Forests (IDF) will address the theme, ‘Forests and Education.’ It will seek to raise awareness on how sustainably managed forests provide a wide array of contributions in this area. 

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and...

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2018-08-21 16:00 |

Ponsse’s consolidated net sales for the 1H 2018 amounted to Euro 291.1 million, which is 12.5% more than in the 1H 2017.

The operating result amounted to Euro 29.5 million, compared to Euro 28.2 million in the 1H 2017. The operating result equalled 10.1% of net sales for the period under review. Consolidated return on capital employed (ROCE) stood at 21.6%.

Order intake for the period totalled Euro 355.7 million, while period-end order books were valued at Euro 187 million....

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2018-08-21 12:51 | Simple And Durable Design During the FinnMETKO exhibition Logset will present a forwarder with extra wide symmetric tracks, and a renewed control- and measuring system for forest machines

Forest machine manufacturer Logset Oy will launch the Smooth Ride cabin suspension at the FinnMETKO exhibition held in Jämsä August 30th – September 1st, 2018. The...

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2018-08-21 11:57 |

USNR is expanding its operations once again, this time at our Eugene, Oregon facility. The investment moves our existing operation to a new, expanded facility that will be outfitted to meet the growing needs of our business.

The Eugene facility is home to a thriving team that supports and advances our optimization and veneer handling activities. It is the US base for USNR’s optimization technology, from hardwood, shop and moulding...

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2018-08-21 00:06 | Canadian design house Maison Milan has produced a multi-functional wooden kitchen knife. The implement consists of a solid walnut blade attached to a stumpy cast-iron handle that enables it to stand upright without any support. Sources: FWPA, Maison Milan, Timberbiz Conceived by Maison Milan together with Taiwanese-born designer Chifen Cheng, the knife won an award in the ‘objects and accessories, kitchen products’ category at Grands Prix du Design earlier in the year. Despite its...

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2018-08-21 00:05 | Found in more than 80 countries and covering only 3% of the world’s land but storing 30- 40% of soil carbons, tropical peatlands have the potential to play a large role in the future of climate change. Source: Timberbiz The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) with the support of the Government of Indonesia and the participation of the private sector organized a one-day event, the Tropical Peatlands Exchange, which served as a platform to update stakeholders and share information...

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2018-08-21 00:05 | The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Independent Market Monitor (IMM) has launched a dashboard that provides access to statistical data on imports into the European Union (EU). Source: Timberbiz These are imports of timber, paper and pulp from the 15 countries either supplying FLEGT-licensed timber or that are implementing or negotiating a FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The IMM is a multi-year program funded by the EU and managed by the International Tropical...

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2018-08-21 00:04 | It was a race against time to get the Forest Products Commission’s (WA) newest pine plantation planted. Manager silviculture Graeme Hobson said that the 1300 hectares of plantation was planted with around 1.7 million seedlings. Source: Timberbiz “We were trying to get it all planted before the middle of August, any later than that and we risked seedling losses if spring is dry,” Mr Hobson said. At the same time as the planting, 1000 hectares of site preparation and 1000 hectares of weed control...

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2018-08-21 00:03 | Ahead of his appointment this week as marketing and communications officer for Responsible Wood, Jason Ross was well-equipped with the facts, figures and features of sustainable timber production in Australia. Source: Timberbiz Meeting with personnel at Timber House in Brisbane, Mr Ross expressed a passion and eagerness “to jump into the task”. Mr Ross, a marketing and business development professional, brings nine years’ experience in the fast-paced property and construction industries. He...

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2018-08-21 00:02 | OneFortyOne (OFO) has received confirmation that the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has approved its purchase of Nelson Forests. The completion date for the purchase will be Tuesday the 4th of September 2018. Source: Timberbiz Nelson Forests, currently owned by investment funds advised by Global Forest Partners LP, is a vertically-integrated plantation and sawmill business in the Nelson Tasman and Marlborough regions of New Zealand. “We are very pleased that approval has been granted by OIO....

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2018-08-21 00:01 | Farmers will only grow plantations if the trees are an integral part of a farm plan with sustainable access to a local processor. They also must have trust in specialists who have put forward an evidence-based business plan. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key message by Warragul forestry consultant, Braden Jenkin, in a recent lecture at the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at Melbourne University. Mr Jenkin is a Fellow in the school, which is part of the Faculty of Science....

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2018-08-20 23:59 | Nominations were to officially close on Friday but the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards (GTTIA) committee has extended the closing date by two weeks. It was felt that forestry companies were just gathering momentum and needed that extra time to get behind this inaugural event which has attracted full industry support. Source: Timberbiz “The inclusion of significant companies all backing the sponsorship of this event has been over whelming” Adrian Flowers, chair of GTTIA committee said. “We...

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2018-08-20 23:59 | Analysis of the potential impact of the ‘Stink Bug’ on the pulp and paper industry in Australia shows costs in 2018-19 could be as high as $6.5 million. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz The analysis indicates that with all wood product imports from the countries impacted by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) being declared ‘high-risk’, the costs associated with importing some wood products could increase dramatically. “Treatment costs in Australia could be as high as $1000 for a 20-foot...

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2018-08-20 23:54 | A recent article in ‘The Age’ shows how easy it is for the mainstream media to feed negative perceptions about the native forest industry, according to forestry writer and consultant, Mark Poynter. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Mr Poynter, in an address to the National Timber Councils Association conference, said the article was headlined “Timber industry bid to prove its green credentials falls flat”. Key statements in the article were: Bunnings pressured VicForests into seeking Forest...

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2018-08-20 17:30 | Deforestation is suspected to have contributed to the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization more than 1,000 years ago. A new study shows that the forest-clearing also decimated carbon reservoirs in the tropical soils of the Yucatan peninsula region long after ancient cities were abandoned and the forests grew back.

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2018-08-20 17:30 | New study finds volatile gases emitted by forests increase the amount of diffuse light reaching the forests. The study shows that this increased diffuse sunlight enhanced the carbon absorbed by the world's forests by an amount equal to 10 percent of global fossil fuel emissions and industry emissions.

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2018-08-20 15:59 | The biennial Development Research Conference – DevRes, sponsored by the Swedish Research Council and Sida, will be held in Gothenburg 22-23 August. The Focali research network, hosted by GMV, will participate in the conference together with its partner SIANI.

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