Farmer Guides

Selection of Poplar and Willow Varieties

Poplars for the Farm

  • Poplars are a true multi-purpose species able to be planted in the presence of livestock as poles.  
  • There are a wide range of varieties or cultivars, each having different attributes and tolerances.

NZ Poplar & Willow Research Trust: http://www.poplarandwillow.org.nz/library/brochure-5-poplars-for-the-farm

Willows for the Farm

  • Willows may be trees or be much shorter multi-stemmed basket willows or shrub willows.  
  • Although not generally used for timber, they are a multi-purpose species, able to be planted in the presence of livestock as poles.  
  • There are a wide range of varieties or cultivars, each having different attributes and tolerances.

NZ Poplar & Willow Research Trust: http://www.poplarandwillow.org.nz/library/brochure-1-willows-for-the-farm