Kōrero: Shelter on farms

Poplar shelter belt (5 o 6)

Poplar shelter belt

Poplars are most commonly planted on hill country to help stabilise slopes, or along stream banks to prevent erosion. Many have also been used as shelter belts on farms and orchards. Growers need to plant species resistant to poplar rust fungal disease, which causes early loss of leaves in autumn and reduced growth. The trees’ rapidly growing roots can invade neighbouring pasture or crops, and need regular trimming.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Shelter on farms - Planted shelter belts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15598/poplar-shelter-belt (accessed 4 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Allan Gillingham, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008