Document Library

An index to our poplar and willow documentation

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;

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;

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;

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;

Effect of trees on hill country soil stability of hill country soils

A study of transpiration and root distribution

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms;

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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;

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;

Factsheet 3: Setting up a willow coppice block for fodder

Tree fodder is a valuable source of stock nutrition, especially during periods of drought.

Topics: Fodder;

Document Type: Fact Sheets;

Factsheet 4: Willow sawfly, Nematus oligospilus

Willow sawfly was first discovered in Auckland in 1997, and is now found throughout New Zealand.

Topics: Pests; Willow sawfly, Nematus oligospilus;

Document Type: Fact Sheets;

Factsheet 5: Giant willow aphid

Giant Willow Aphid, Tuberolachnus salignus was first sighted and reported in December, 2013 from Auckland. As of March 2014 it can be found throughout the North Island and as far as Clyde in the South Island. This aphid dispersed at a very rapid rate.

Topics: Pests; Giant Willow Aphid Tuberolachnus salignus ;

Document Type: Fact Sheets;

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;

Fodder Tree Project

Topics: Fodder;

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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;

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;

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;

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;

Influence of slope position on ‘Veronese’ poplar root growth

Slope position and poplar root development

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms;

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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;

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;

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 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;

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: 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 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;

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 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;

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.

Topics:

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;

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;

Plant Materials for River Training and Bank Protection

Willows and Riverbanks

Topics: Erosion Control; Rivers;

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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;