The purpose: to show the features of different hybrid poplar clones being bred in New Zealand for soil stabilisation, shelter, shade, riverbank protection, timber, and carbon credits.
The location: signposted on State Highway 1 between Utiku and Taihape. The site is ~ 100 m from the road in clear view. Look out for it on your travels.
A new Salix key is on the Manaaki Whenua website.
An older pictorial key to help identify some of the willows in New Zealand