Document Library: Willow Information

An index to our poplar and willow documentation

Root excavation of Salix matsudana × alba ‘Moutere’ willow on the Hutt River 2018

Ian McIvor (Plant & Food Research) and Mike Jensen (Greater Wellington Regional Council)

Root excavation of Salix matsudana × alba ‘Moutere’ willow on the Hutt River, Wellington, New Zealand and on the Rangitikei River, Ohakea, New Zealand

Topics: Erosion Control; Rivers; Root Systems; Willow Information;

Document Type: Publications;

Steph Sloan Radio Interview

Radio interview with our trustee Steph Sloan and Country Sport Breakfast announcer Lee Piper about the launch of the poplar and willow ambassadors.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Audio;

The Ambassadors Podcast

Kate Taylor

​An interview with trustee Steph Sloan about the work of the Poplar and Willow Research Trust and the launch of farmer ambassadors around the country.

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

Document Type: Audio;

Newsletter - March 2020

This newsletter providing an update of the work of the Trust and other poplar and willow matters. As we write, extremely dry weather is covering many parts of the country and poplars and willows are playing an important role in offering a valuable feed source. However, we do need to increase awareness of this among farmers.

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

Document Type: Newsletters;

Early root development in 'Tangoio' tree willow planted as poles

McIvor I, Jones T, Ward R

Several studies have reported on root development of poplars of various ages growing on pastoral slopes but little is known of root development of willows grown on pastoral hillslopes. This report presents new information about root development in willow trees grown from poles.

Topics: Erosion Control; Root Systems; Willow Information;

Document Type: Publications;

New Willow Identification Key

Landcare Research

A new Salix key is on the Manaaki Whenua website at https://keys.landcareresearch.co.nz/nzsalix/.

Topics: Willow Information;

Document Type: Publications;

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;

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;

Managing Poplars and Willows: Pollarding Older Willows

Older willows can be pollarded to allow them to become a fodder source.

Topics: Fodder; Cultivation; Willow Information;

Document Type: Videos;

Hill Country Heroes

The New Zealand Poplar & Willow Trust corporate document explains the trust and the importance of poplar and willows in New Zealand

Topics: Erosion Control; Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Publications;

Factsheet 6: Benefits from using poplars and willows on NZ dairy farms

Poplars and Willows are extremely versatile trees that can deliver significant cost savings and provide excellent support in achieving environmental outcomes for dairy farmers.

Topics: Effluent Management; Erosion Control; Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Fact Sheets;

Old Willow Identification Key

A pictorial key to help identify some of the willows in New Zealand

Topics: Willow Information;

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;

Aspendale Arboretum 2003-2014

Allan Wilkinson

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Conservation trees add value in erosion prone hill country

Ian McIvor, Grant Douglas & Alec Mackay

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Poplars and Willows: With a focus on East Coast Hill Country

Peter Manson

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Poplars and Willows: Trees for Society and the Environment

J.G. Isebrands & J. Richardson

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014.

Topics: Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;

Welcome to Middle Earth

Garth Eyles

A presentation at the IPC Working Party in Gisborne, 2014. An overview of the use of Poplar and Willows in New Zealand.

Topics: Erosion Control; Farms; Rivers; Poplar Information; Willow Information;

Document Type: Presentations; IPC - Gisborne 2014;