NZFFA ‘Poplar Action Group’

Posted on April 12, 2023

A new Special Interest Group ‘Poplar Action Group’ within New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA) was inaugurated at the 2023 Annual Conference in Timaru. The large number of people joining the meeting in person and on-line showed the formation of the ‘Poplar Action group’ is very welcome.

Poplar as a timber resource has been subservient to its use as a soil conservation tree. Now however diversity has become a key concept on pastoral farms and woodlots of poplar are a good fit with their contribution to soil conservation, shade shelter, fodder, carbon and timber.

The Poplar Action Group will promote research of poplar cultivation and management, regional suitability of poplar cultivars, wood properties, milling and end uses.

Already a large amount of information has been gathered nationally about poplar cultivation from a survey of NZFFA members and other interested landowners which will be released shortly.

You can join the Poplar Action Group ( subscription fee $35 per year) through the NZFFA website.