BBC Breakfast ran a story this morning about the sale of woodlands. The gentlemen responsible for selling woodlands was quite a comedian. He started his act with:

‘In these difficult economic times, people are looking to invest in woodlands to hedge their bets…’

and then, referring to the potential investment opportunity and without a glimmer of a smile, he delivered the immaculate line

‘In a few years time, once the wood has matured, people will see that you can get income from trees’.