The Poplars are Taking Off

The poplar poles we planted a few weeks back have started to sprout. It was a bit of a leap of faith to hammer a stick into the ground, hoping it would turn into a tree but sure enough, sprout they did. The poles extend about 70cm above ground level so this new growth is out of the reach of our local hares.


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  1. Russell Says :
    21 December, 2009 at 6:20 pm


    Where did you get your poplar poles from? We need about 100 for our 100m Southern Boundary, cheers.

  2. John Says :
    9 February, 2010 at 1:56 pm


    Hey Russell, we got ours from the Akura Conservation Centre in Masterton. The Greater Wellington council provides bulk trees at good prices to encourage planting. Your regional council might have a similar scheme in place.

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