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 Beef + Lamb NZ, Ravensdown and Horizons Regional Council, we have established a demonstration site where you can check out 16 different poplar clones; 12 are available commercially with the other four expected to be in the near future.

They vary in form, growth rate, colour, when they burst bud and drop their leaves.

Keep checking on them as you drive SH1.