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Poplars and Willows

Tree Grower articles

  • 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…

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Other sources of information

  • NZ Poplar & Willow Research Trust
    A charitable trust benefitting the New Zealand community by funding research and development in the maintenance and enhancement of poplar and willow trees for purposes such as soil conservation, river control and sustainable land management, and providing new information about poplar and willow resulting from research and development.
  • Growing poplar and willows trees on farms
    Guidelines for establishing and managing poplar and willow trees on farms. National Poplar and Willow Users Group
    Comprehensive (71 page) report compiled as part of a SFF project. Good practical advice on all aspects including choice of planting stock.
  • Willows: Introduced forest trees in New Zealand: Recognition, role, and seed source - The willows, Salix spp. 
    Van Kraayenoord, C. W. S., Slui, B., & Knowles, F. B. (1995) Introduced forest trees in New Zealand: Recognition, role, and seed source - The willows, Salix spp. FRI Bulletin No.124, part 15. Rotorua: NZ Forest Research Institute.
    Excellent information but some aspects now dated.
  • Poplars: Introduced forest trees in New Zealand: Recognition, role, and seed source - The poplars, Populus spp.
    Wilkinson, A. G. (2000) Introduced forest trees in New Zealand: Recognition, role, and seed source - The poplars, Populus spp. . FRI Bulletin No. 124, Part 17. Rotorua: NZ Forest Research Institute.
    Excellent information but some aspects now dated.
  • Poplars for the Farm
    McIvor, I. (2011). Poplars for the Farm: Specially bred clones for New Zealand conditions. In P. a. F. Research (Ed.), (Vol. 5). Palmerston North. 
    Focus on clones specially bred for NZ farms. Specifically for farmers/land managers.
  • Poplars and willows for the hill country
    Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
    Various leaflets on species selection, planting and management. Specifically for farmers/land managers
  • Poplars and willows for fodder
    Taranaki Regional Council
  • Growing poplars and willows
    Horizons Regional Council
  • Poplars for erosion control
    Northland Regional Council

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