TITLE

Growing poplars for timber in Northland

AUTHOR(S)
Hunter, Murray; McIvor, Ian
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses growing of poplars for timber in Northland, New Zealand. Poplars are described as ideal plantation trees due to their fast growth. Deep planting allows the timber's rooting to develop in permanently moist soil while single line planting of poplars make useful wind breaks and wider shelter belts allow woodland conditions to develop. The planting season is from June through to September. Spraying herbicide at planting is suggested to avoid competition between weeds and grasses. The first pruning of stakes and wands is suggested to take place at four to six months.
ACCESSION #
32700154

 

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