Document Library: Videos

An index to our poplar and willow documentation

New Zealand poplar farm milling: the full length video

Combination of all eleven videos on milling poplar trees on the farm and uses for the wood.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: a summary

A summary on milling poplar trees on the farm. There is a lot of valuable high quality timber available on farms that can be milled and used on the farm.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: using the mill

Some tips on how to best mill poplar logs on the farm.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: more about logs

Small logs can also produce valuable timber, and larger logs can have hidden beauty once you cut them.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: milling your own logs

You can be surprised with beautiful grain that can be used for furniture or panels.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: assessing trees

How to assess trees in the field for suitability for milling.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: poplar posts

Sawn fence posts - poplar doesn't take treatment when unsawn, so if you want to treat them you need to cut them first.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: why mill your own trees

Why mill your own poplar trees? It's cheaper than buying your own timber, and you can mill to your own exact specifications.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: children's toys and furniture

Poplar doesn't split or splinter easily, and is also light weight and creates easy turning parts so is ideal for making children's toys. It can also be used for cooking utensils as it is a "non-taint" timber, and normal furniture for similar reasons.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: truck decking

Poplar is ideal for truck decking as it doesn't splinter easily.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: producing battens from milled poplar

Producing battens from milled poplar can be achieved. The process of drying is the most important part - even though it dries very quickly it has to be done properly. Preparation for treatment is discussed.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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New Zealand poplar farm milling: an introduction

Introduction - older trees are better for milling, not just done away with as happens on many farms. Poplar can be milled on the farm to create usable poplar timber, with some farm uses.

Topics: Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm; Timber; Farm milling & uses;

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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;

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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;

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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;

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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;

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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;

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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;

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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;

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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;

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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;

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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;

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Planting Poplars & Willows: Successful Planting

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

Topics: Cultivation;

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