Document Library: Cultivation

An index to our poplar and willow documentation

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;