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Poplars and Willows

Tree Grower articles

  • Breeding poplars and willows
    Ian McIvor, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008. New Zealand’s primary wealth depends on fertile land and plentiful, clean water. Water is essential to New Zealand’s productive economy. However water in…
  • Poplar logging case study
    Peter Davies-Colley, New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2008 Ngarakau is a 300 hectare dry stock farm located at Titoki in Northland. It was formerly owned by Richard and Wilma Davies-Colley and…
  • Growing poplars for timber in Northland
    Murray Hunter and Ian McIvor, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2008. Internationally poplar is an important timber tree providing a range of end uses either as timber, chip or pulp. Good…
  • Short rotation coppice willow as low carbon bioenergy farming
    Ian McIvor, New Zealand Tree Grower November 2007. Bioenergy is not new.Before the invention of the steam engine and internal combustion engine society was dependent on horsepower of a different kind…
  • Where is poplar and willow research going?
    Ian McIvor, New Zealand Tree Grower November 2007. New Zealand has developed unique and innovative systems for using poplars in soil conservation on slopes which continue to impress overseas visitors. The…


  • Report: Trees for steep slopes - Poplar
    Dean Satchell, July 2018. In this page: Establishment Siting Silviculture Weed potential Timber Poplar and willows are widely planted in pastoral hill country for erosion control. Poplar also has potential as a plantation forestry…


Planting and Managing Poplars and Willows - Videos

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