IT was one of forestry's worst-kept secrets. But now John Deere's new H Series has been officially unveiled.

Fresh from the launch event in Finland, editor John McNee sat down with deputy editor Jack Haugh to discuss the reaction to the manufacturer's long-awaited machines.

Elsewhere in the latest episode of the Forestry Briefing, we talked about what recent investment in the Alice Holt Research Hub means for the UK's tree health, and the return of the UK Forwarder Driving Championships to APF.

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