Here you will find our information resources on willow. Willow is normally grown for erosion control. Willows can reduce slips and provide shade, shelter and fodder for stock while having little impact on pasture growth. Willows fibrous roots control erosion where water scours the soil surface, such as gullying. Willow may also be coppiced to take up nutrients.
Members of the NZ Farm Forestry Association have valuable experience to share. We recommend you join NZFFA, get involved with your local branch, and visit some local growers to learn more about growing willow.