Managing poplars and willows on farms

Charlton, Deric
May 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2006, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p26
The article focuses on a farmer-led project to integrate poplar and willow trees into farms in the lower North and South Islands, New Zealand. The objectives of the project is nutrient management, harvesting for supplementary fodder, and sustainable control of parasites in lambs. The primary components of the projects are the development of a planting and management plan for poplar and willow on farms for different applications. Increasing number of giant poplar and willow trees will become a problem. Therefore, it is important to determine what to do with these trees and this project will devise guidelines on optimum tree management and future planting patterns. INSET: Work on poplars and willows.


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