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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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2018-10-02 11:33 |

The NSW Government are funding new innovative forestry projects aimed at improving profitability, opening up new local and international markets, and preparing for future opportunities. Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said applications would soon open for the first round of the AU$34 million Forest Industries Innovation Fund.

“As part of the 2018-19 Budget, I announced an AU$71.8 million forestry package across four years, aimed at supporting the industry and keeping jobs...

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2018-10-02 11:14 |

New Zealand’s export log market took a hit from the trade dispute between the US and China as the declining value of the yuan crimps the buying power of the country’s largest log market.

The average price for New Zealand A-grade export logs dropped to US$133/JAS from US$141/JAS in August, and US$145/JAS in July, and is now the lowest since June 2017, according to AgriHQ’s Forestry Market Report for September.

“The Chinese log market has again dominated...

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2018-10-02 10:59 |

Very popular when last run in 2017 HarvestTECH 2017 SOLD OUT  well in advance of the event even running. Over 450 harvesting and wood transport contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and equipment and tech providers met up at one place, Rotorua, New Zealand over a couple of days. It was the largest gathering yet seen in New Zealand.

In addition to having most harvesting contractors from throughout the country attending, the FIEA event drew in a large contingent of contractors...

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2018-10-02 09:34 | Get inspired, expand your professional network and learn how to get your applications approved! We will repeat the success! Welcome to Matchmaking Day in Ås, Norway, November 8! You will meet representatives from SNS , NKJ, EFINORD and NordGen Forest and we will tell you about how to apply successfully for funding…


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2018-10-02 06:57 | At the Informal Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed that he will convene a Climate Summit to mobilize climate action and finance in September 2018. Guterres said France and Jamaica will co-chair an initiative to support a political process to ensure that governments mobilize US$100 billion a year by 2020 for climate action. Participants emphasized the need to look at climate solutions based on nature and urged examining the global food system to...

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2018-10-02 03:07 | A line-up of speakers from across the international wood sector will gather in Paris for the 2018 European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) Conference to address the vital role of accurate trade information in growing tropical timber sales. Source: Timberbiz The free event, ‘Using data to drive market share’, takes place on October 25 in Paris at the Pavilion Indochine of the city’s Tropical Gardens. The premise of the conference is that reliable data is the key to shaping marketing...

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2018-10-02 03:06 | A massive accident and cost overrun at a landmark CLT project in Oregon in the US has been cited as a warning to the burgeoning CLT industry in Australia. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Chris Lafferty, manager of research and development at Forest and Wood Products Australia, said the problems at a big $US79 million CLT project at Oregon State University – the glue failed, a heavy panel collapsed, with many panels being replaced – should be examined by the growing Australian CLT sector....

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2018-10-02 03:06 | A team of architects, engineers, fabricators and students gathered at Grymsdyke Farm, a Buckinghamshire-based UK research facility, fabrication workshop and living-working space for designers, at the request of Manja van de Worp, a tutor from the Royal College of Art’s School of Architecture. Source: Timberbiz They had one goal in mind: to investigate flexible construction systems for housing using plywood panels. The first weekend – a two-day Think Tank – commenced with a vast brainstorming...

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2018-10-02 02:56 | Forestry Minister Shane Jones has a blunt message for foreign investors that they will no longer be given free rein to export raw logs. Mr Jones was in China and Japan encouraging more investment in forestry once changes to the Overseas Investment Act come into force next month. But he says investors will not be able to just do what they like. Source: National Business Review NZ “I clearly stated that the high tide mark, where New Zealand society is going to tolerate the wholesale exportation...

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2018-10-02 02:56 | Most people in New Zealand are not aware that technology has been commercialised in the United States for the production of fully drop-in renewable diesel made from cellulosic feedstocks. Source: Timberbiz This renewable diesel is a direct substitute for mineral diesel and meets all of the New Zealand specifications other than density (kilograms per litre). But it makes up for that by having a high energy density per kilogram so that the amount of energy per litre of fuel is equal to, or in...

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2018-10-02 02:55 | MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology has received a Global GreenTag GreenRate Level A award under Version 4.0 of the Global GreenTag International Product Certification Standard. Source: Timberbiz It is the highest-level achievement for a product under Global GreenTag’s GreenRate product rating system – declared by the certification body as ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ and confirmed for Green Building compliance. GreenRate Level A is equal to a sustainability factor of 100% under the Australian and New...

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2018-10-02 02:54 | As part of its mission to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests, Responsible Wood is seeking one independent director to join its board. Source: Timberbiz Responsible Wood is a not-for-profit company established in 2002 to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests. To accomplish this aim, Responsible Wood owns and manages the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme. The Scheme is underpinned by two endorsed Australian...

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2018-10-02 02:52 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has lodged its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Kangaroo Island Seaport with the State Government. Source: Timberbiz The Draft EIS has been prepared by Adelaide-based environmental consultants Environmental Projects, supported by a large study team of engineers, scientists and technical experts, in response to guidelines issued by the SA Development Assessment Commission. KIPT Managing Director John Sergeant said the Draft EIS and its...

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2018-10-02 02:51 | Small sized softwood logs were exported at an average price of AUD144.70/m3 in July, the price having risen 20% on the prior month. Typically, the larger dimension logs are higher priced, reflecting the extra value in sawlogs and peeler logs. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz That is still true, but the gap narrowed in July, reflecting the value that exists for all wood fibre in global markets right now. For export, logs are recorded as larger or smaller than 15cm diameter. Larger dimension...

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2018-10-02 02:48 | Aborigines’ fire management skills should be integrated into Victoria’s fire-fighting planning to complement fuel reduction burning, according to the state’s forestry experts. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The traditional owners of the land have unique skills and expertise in the management of fire in the landscape,” said the Victorian division of the Institute of Foresters of Australia in a pre-state election paper. “Traditional burning is an integral part of sustainable forest...

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2018-10-01 22:44 |

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2018-10-01 16:00 |

We are delighted to announce two TV wildlife experts as guest speakers for our gala dinner, The Night of a Thousand Trees. BBC wildlife presenter Gillian Burke is well known for her role on Springwatch and she is also a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife Magazine. Gillian was born in Kenya, where she spent her

The post TV wildlife experts join us for The Night of a...

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2018-10-01 14:35 |

The group of companies Pulp Mill Holding announces the conclusion of a transaction for the acquisition of 100% of the shares of OOO Evropak, a corrugated cardboard and corrugated packaging plant in the Voronezh Region (Maslovsky, 1st Parkovaya Street).

The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

The asset of Pulp Mill Holding – OOO “Evropak” – is registered at the address Voronezh,...

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2018-10-01 14:23 |

Forestry and wood processing company, Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) has announced a proposal to modernise its Kaitaia Triboard mill.

The company is proposing to make a significant investment over the next few years to upgrade and modernise the mill. The mill’s engineered wood Triboard product is globally unique and is used to build houses.

The proposal to make the 30-year old mill modern, safer and return it to profitability will see a shut down across parts of the mill to carry...

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2018-10-01 14:21 | When invasive species enter the picture, things are rarely black and white. A new article has revealed that some plant invaders could help fight climate change by making it easier for ecosystems to store 'blue carbon' -- the carbon stored in coastal environments like salt marshes, mangroves and seagrasses. But other invaders, most notably animals, can do the exact opposite.


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