IN news that pleasantly surprised many in the industry, the UK's woodland creation rate hit a modern-day high last year at 21,000 hectares.

However, dig a little deeper into the figures and some questions emerge.

John McNee and Jack Haugh sat down to discuss the news (which was breaking at the time) in our latest Forestry Briefing, as well as the lack of tree planting focus in the general election.

We also spoke about KWF Tagung's return and more worrying Ips developments.

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