Document Library: Trees for the Farm

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

Document Type: Videos;

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;

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;

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;

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;