Document Library

An index to our poplar and willow documentation

Newsletter - December 2018

Once a year the Poplar and Willow Research Trust produces a Newsletter for distribution to partners and associates who are supportive of the work of the Trust.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information; Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Newsletters;

Are Poplars and Willows in Your Farm Plan?

Checklist of advantages of using poplars and willows in your farm plan

Topics: Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Publications;

Shelter and riparian belts on farms

Ian McIvor

Shelterbelts and riparian buffers have many advantages on farms

Topics: Erosion Control; Rivers; Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Presentations;

Guide to Erosion Control/spaced Plantings Being Eligible to Enter the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)  

Woodnet Forestry, Marginal Land & Carbon Consultancy Services

A guide to erosion control/spaced plantings being eligible to enter the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Topics: Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Publications;

Pakaraka Station Field Day Report 2018

The multiple benefits of poplars and willows on hill country farms have been shared at a field day in Wairarapa.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms;

Document Type: Videos;

Managing Poplars and Willows: Pollarding Young Willows in a Fodder Block

Safety is paramount when pollarding willows, especially for the first time. Willows can provide decent fodder for stock.

Topics: Fodder; Willow Information; Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Videos;

Managing Poplars and Willows: Pollarding Older Willows

Older willows can be pollarded to allow them to become a fodder source.

Topics: Fodder; Cultivation; Willow Information;

Document Type: Videos;

Poplar Clones

Ian McIvor

Information sheets on poplar clones grown and marketed through regional council nurseries

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Fact Sheets;

Killing old poplar trees using chemicals

Ian McIvor and Carlo van den Dijssel

Large or old poplar trees planted for soil conservation and now considered a safety risk can be poisoned, killed and left standing using appropriate herbicide applied to the conducting tissue in the trunk.

Topics: Cultivation; Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Publications;

Popular Polars: Tim Forde on Country Life, Radio New Zealand

Former forester Tim Forde believes the humble poplar is one of the most underrated trees in New Zealand.

Topics: Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Audio;

Managing Poplars & Willows: Re-Ramming Recently Planted Poles

Poplar poles sometimes require re-ramming as the summer progresses after recent planting. Re-ramming helps secure the pole and enhance root contact with the soil.

Topics: Cultivation;

Document Type: Videos;

Managing Poplars & Willows: Form-Pruning Poplars

Poplars should be form-pruned. Single stems are healthier with greater longevity, allow for better pasture growth and are more likely to produce millable logs.

Topics: Cultivation;

Document Type: Videos;

Managing Poplars & Willows: High-Pruning Poplars

Poplars may benefit from high pruning to increase their health and longevity, encourage pasture growth and to produce millable logs.

Topics: Cultivation;

Document Type: Videos;

Managing Poplars & Willows: Pollarding Willows from Within the Tree

Pollarding willows is useful to manage tree size when producing fodder for stock and producing planting poles. Safety is a key issue.

Topics: Fodder; Cultivation;

Document Type: Videos;

Managing Poplars & Willows: Pollarding Willows from a Tractor Mounted Box

A tractor mounted bin is a useful way to quickly and easy way to pollard willows on the farm, particularly in flat to easy country. Safety is paramount.

Topics: Fodder; Cultivation;

Document Type: Videos;

Planting Poplars & Willows: Choosing the Best Poles

The best choice depends on your requirements. Get good advice on choosing the right poles in terms of the right size and variety.

Topics: Cultivation; Purchasing Poles;

Document Type: Videos;

Planting Poplars & Willows: Assessing the Site

Learn how to assess hill country sites and place poles for best effect to reduce erosion.

Topics: Cultivation;

Document Type: Videos;

Planting Poplars & Willows: Successful Planting

Tips for storage, treatment and planting of poplar and willow poles for successful planting.

Topics: Cultivation;

Document Type: Videos;

NZPWRT Marketing Plan 2016

This Marketing Plan has been developed by the TRUST as an extension initiative to achieve increased plantings on farms in vulnerable hill country areas.

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Document Type: Publications;

Hill Country Heroes

The New Zealand Poplar & Willow Trust corporate document explains the trust and the importance of poplar and willows in New Zealand

Topics: Erosion Control; Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Publications;

Factsheet 6: Benefits from using poplars and willows on NZ dairy farms

Poplars and Willows are extremely versatile trees that can deliver significant cost savings and provide excellent support in achieving environmental outcomes for dairy farmers.

Topics: Effluent Management; Erosion Control; Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Fact Sheets;

Willow Identification Key

A key to help identify some of the willows in New Zealand

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Growing Poplar and Willow Trees on Farms

Guidelines for Establishing and Managing Poplar and Willow Trees on Farms Compiled and Prepared by the National Poplar and Willow Users Group as part of the Sustainable Farming Fund’s Poplar & Willow Project (Grant No. 04/089)

Topics: Cultivation; Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Publications;

Trees for the farm

Ian McIvor

A decision support tool for farmers booklet

Topics: Erosion Control; Cultivation; Poplar Information; Willow Information; Trees for the Farm;

Document Type: Publications;

Aspendale Arboretum 2003-2014

Allan Wilkinson

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Effect of space-planted ‘Veronese’ poplars on pasture production in hill country

Stephanie Sloan, Peter Kemp, Steve Green & Ian McIvor

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Cultivation;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

The Search for Grey Poplar Clones That Propagate Easily

R.O. Miller, B.A. Bender, & P. McGovern

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Cultivation; Poplar Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Conservation trees add value in erosion prone hill country

Ian McIvor, Grant Douglas & Alec Mackay

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Survival of Poplar and willow plantings: implications for erosion control

Michael Marden and Chris Phillips

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Cultivation;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Poplars and Willows: With a focus on East Coast Hill Country

Peter Manson

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Root response to removal of shoots in cuttings of willow and poplar

Mauricio Maldonado, Peter D. Kemp, Ian R. McIvor, Grant B. Douglas

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Cultivation;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Poplars and Willows: Trees for Society and the Environment

J.G. Isebrands & J. Richardson

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Forestry in Sweden

Birger Hjelm

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Cultivation; Poplar Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

The impact of biogas digestate application on young short rotation willow ecosystem

Katrin Heinsoo

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Cultivation; Nutrition and Fertiliser;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Welcome to Middle Earth

Garth Eyles

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014. An overview of the use of Poplar and Willows in New Zealand.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Rivers; Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Winning with Willows

Linda Newstrom-Lloyd, Ian McIvor, Trevor Jones, Manon Gabarret & Blandine Polturat

Extending the supply of nutritious pollen for bees in spring. This informative booklet provides information on the pollen and nectar cycles of many willow cultivars.

Topics: Bee Nutrition;

Document Type: Publications;

Where to buy poles

Topics: Purchasing Poles;

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The use of willows in the rivers of the Bay of Plenty region, New Zealand

Tony Dunlop (Bay of Plenty Regional Council) & Gary Williams (Waterscape)

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Rivers; Root Systems;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Managing wide-spaced young poplars by pollarding - impacts

Grant Douglas, Ronaldo Vibart, Alec Mackay , Mike Dodd (AgResearch) & Ian McIvor (Plant & Food Research)

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Pasture-tree systems: effect on soil carbon accumulation

Grant Douglas, Ronaldo Vibart, Alec Mackay , Mike Dodd (AgResearch) & Ian McIvor (Plant & Food Research)

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Cultivation;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Endophytes for Increased Rooting and Better Growth

Sharon Doty

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Cultivation;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

An Ecosystem Services Approach to the Evaluation of Soil Conservation in New Zealand hill country

Estelle Dominati & Alec Mackay

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Rivers; Fodder;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Environmental impact of commercial poplar and willow short rotation forestry stands on water and soil

I. Dimitriou, P. Aronsson & B. Mola

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Cultivation;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Keys to achieving successful coverage of poplars and willows on erosion prone pastoral hill country

Stan Braaksma

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Rivers;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Poplar and Willow News No. 6

June 2007

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Document Type: Newsletters;

Poplar and Willow News No. 5

December 2006

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Document Type: Newsletters;

Poplar and Willow News No. 4

June 2006

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Poplar and Willow News No. 3

December 2005

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Document Type: Newsletters;