Story: Trees in the rural landscape

Willow near a river

Willow near a river

There are thousands of kilometres of willows along watercourses throughout New Zealand. In places the willows help to maintain river and stream banks from eroding during floods, but in other places their profuse growth and dense root systems choke waterways.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Trees in the rural landscape - Poplars and willows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008