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You can get carbon credits from Poplars & Willows

Posted on April 27, 2020

Erosion control/spaced plantings are eligible to enter the emissions trading scheme (ETS), if they meet the ‘forest land’ definition’ as well as be ‘post 1989’ land. Continue reading

Poplar Demonstration on SH1 near Utiku, Rangitikei

Posted on February 28, 2020

There have been some queries about the Poplar Demonstration on SH1, just south of Taihape. With generous support from the farm owners, D&D Mickelson, and Be Continue reading


New Willow Identification Key

A new Salix identification key is on the Manaaki Whenua website at for public use. The key currently has 56 entities (species and hybrids) and 2,300 images.

New video on on-farm milling and use of poplar timber

A new set of videos showing the value of on-farm milling of poplar timber and the variety of farm and homestead uses available. You can watch the full set as one video or choose the different parts separately.

Let's stop erosion!

Retaining fertile soil on the land is in the interests of all New Zealand. Without tree protection hills fall apart in severe rain storms. Poplars and willows planted for erosion reduction stabilise our pastoral hill country, increase water storage, reduce sediment transfer, improve water quality, benefit stock and enhance the farm environment.

There are poplars and willows to suit each region and location.

Working in close association with regional authorities and industry partners, NZPWRT develops adaptable planting materials (poplar & willow), provides technical support and promotional information to assist landowners to reduce soil erosion, lower sediment transfer off farm, and improve water quality.