Document Library: Research Briefs

An index to our poplar and willow documentation

Effect of giant willow aphid on growth of young willows - Research Brief 08

Two wide-spaced trials were planted on each of two farms in Tararua District to evaluate the effect of sap-sucking Tuberolachnus salignus, giant willow aphid (GWA), on ‘Tangoio’ tree willow growth

Topics: Pests; Giant Willow Aphid Tuberolachnus salignus ; Willow Information;

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Poplar trees and soil properties - Research Brief - 07

This study investigated the effects of poplar tree spacing on soil properties (infiltration rate, bulk density, soil moisture content and soil organic matter content) in two Nelder tree plots, with different soil types.

Topics: Cultivation; Poplar Information; Trees for the Farm;

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Willows affect pastoral soil properties - Research Brief 06

Willow trees planted for soil conservation confer beneficial effects on the soil through canopy litter, roots and shade.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Willow Information; Trees for the Farm;

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Climate change and growth of Poplar and Willow trees - Research Brief 04

We evaluated the response of Populus and Salix trees to elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) and temperature, and the interaction of these factors with drought, in a controlled environment.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information; Trees for the Farm;

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Killing old Poplar trees using chemicals - Research Brief 03

Large or old poplar trees considered a safety risk can be poisoned, killed and left standing, using an appropriate herbicide applied to the conducting tissue in the trunk.

Topics: Poplar Information;

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Poplars and Willows as soil conservation trees in New Zealand - Research Brief 01

This study investigated farmers’ perspectives and experiences of poplar and willow trees planted on their farms for erosion reduction.

Topics: Erosion Control; Poplar Information; Willow Information; Trees for the Farm;

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