Helping clients with the complex challenges

in Forest Asset Management


Forest Assets


Forests all over the world are impacted by the change in our climate.  We can see a more frequent occurrence of intense disturbances like wildfires, seasonal storms, insect outbreaks and migration of invasive species.

There is an increasing pressure on forests from many angles. The growing global populations needs more space and more food. This causes a competition of land both for agriculture and grazing.  We can see that the clearance of forests in some parts of the world is increasing at an alarming rate. Naturally, the wood-based bioeconomy is also increasing the need of forests for producing fuel, chemicals, and plastic substitutes.  It is indisputable that we need to have a long term and sustainable forest assets management plan to be able to meet these needs.

Understanding the whole forest value chain

Underpinned by our understanding of the whole forest value chain Vision Hunters can help clients with the complex issues they are facing. Our expertise covers wood and land availability and wood sourcing analyses, e.g. in connection with new potential investments, and global plantation and native forest-based business. Vision Hunters’ services also include forest transaction advisory, holistic wood supply planning and supply chain improvements, and strategic market analyses.

Changing climate conditions pressure operational adjustments

Acceleration of climate change forces plantation forestry to adjust operations to changing conditions caused by droughts, forest fires, pests, and floods. Growth expectations are altering, and seedlings need to be developed front-loaded, a few rotations ahead, to meet future requirements. In boreal forests the mild winters challenge the supply chain and pests are a problem both in North America and Europe.

Digitalization offers efficiency

Digitalization is offering new opportunities for improving efficiency also in this sector and forestry operations today are highly automated from seedling to harvesting. Also, forest mapping and inventory management, which used to take days of manual labor, can today by done by using drones in a fraction of the time.

Harvesters have been collecting the data for decades, but the data link has disappeared at the wood yard gates. Technology for full automation of wood yards already exists, and the utilization would enable tracking of the raw material from the forest to the end customer, increasing visibility throughout the value chain.

Helping clients with the complexity they are facing

Acceleration of climate change forces plantation forestry to adjust operations to changing conditions.
Vision Hunters offers expertise in wood and land availability and wood sourcing analyses, e.g. in connection with new potential investments, and global plantation and native forest-based business. Vision Hunters’ services also include forest transaction advisory, holistic wood supply planning and supply chain improvements and strategic market analyzes.

Service offering for Forest Asset management:

  • Holistic wood supply studies for existing and new investment projects
  • Strategic market and wood analyses of global wood and wood chips dynamics
  • Forest and plantation availability analyses and plantation development plans
  • Wood sourcing strategies
  • Forest and plantation valuations