ALPTREES

Sustainable use and management of non native trees in the alpine region

D.C.4.5 Alptrees Podcasts

The ALPTREES podcast series answer the questions of citizens of all ages and educational levels and give insight into our scientific work to build a transnational guideline for the use and management of non native tree species in the Alpine Space.

From the basics "what is a non native tree species" to specific topics like "women in forestry", each podcast has it's thematic focus. Also our 12 partners throughout the Alpine Space will introduce the audience to the specifics of her/his national status and policy about "non native trees" to give an overview on the challenges of ALPTREES' transnational cooperation between Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Germany and France.

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D.C.4.5 Podcasts

Episode 1 – Non Native Tree Species and the Future of the Alpine Space
The role of non native trees species in the Alpine Space The ALPTREES podcast series answer the questions of citizens of all ages and educational levels and give insight into our scientific work to build a transnational guideline for the use and management of non native tree species in the Alpine Space. From the basics "what is a non native tree species" to specific topics like "women in forestry", each podcast has it's thematic focus.

Project leader Katharina Lapin gives an introduction to the obstacles of the ALPTREES project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmUnjG3bGRI&t=32s

Episode 2 – Between steep Slopes and the Beach
The topic of non native tree species in the French Alps are discussed by experts from Grenoble and Aix en Provence, describing the situation of forests in cities, in the mountains and in the mediterranean area. The ALPTREES podcast series answer the questions of citizens of all ages and educational levels and give insight into our scientific work to build a transnational guideline for the use and management of non native tree species in the Alpine Space. The situation of non native tree species in forests and cities in the french Alps are discussed by Patricia Detry from Cerema in Aix en Provence and Frederik Berger from INRAE in Grenoble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTEQp-yf8Kk&t=849s

Episode 3 – IIASA, Making the Future visible - Scenarios for our Trees
How can we look into the future of tree species in forests and cities? What actions will be fruitful for the adaption of forests under unknown various parameters? Can non native trees help tree populations in cities and forests to adapt to climate change? Our partners from IIASA in Laxenburg/Vienna, talk about "time travels" to the future with computer models, different future climate scenarios and the tricky obstacle on how to interpret data.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJWjjFxmOh0

Episode 4 – Timber of non native trees and the ALPTREES Timber Survey
Martin Braun from BOKU and Camila Maciel Viana, Master student at BOKU evaluate the timber market for non native tree species in the Alpine Space. From sawmills to the timber production industry, from artists to craftsmen of music instruments. About success and failures, quality management, experiences, price strategies with non native tree timber.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkMvXv-Y0pM&t=25s

Episode 5 – Citizen Science - Involving the public's eyes in generating Data
How many non native tree species can be found in the Alpine region - Is the number increasing? And who observes and counts the samples of one tree species? Who counts sightings of pest insects and signs of diseases in forests that can threaten tree populations and local biodiversity? Only foresters, scientists and experts? To project the future of plants and animal wildlife is one of the subjects of nature sciences. To gather this kind of data via observing, counting, collecting, comparing and interpreting can also be part of every non scientists life. Citizens are invited to take part in observing and collecting data in various Apps like for example the inaturalist App.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnk1h-dxQ-0&t=1986s

Episode 6 – Sharing the Knowledge about Non Native Tree Species
In the ALPTREES project, our pilot actions and publications, TREE TALKs and Workshops were organized to transfer collected data and knowledge about NNTs to experts, stakeholders and the general public. In this podcast our partners reflect on their successes and challenges on communicating with adults as well as developing training material for young audiences.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MiTV3PGbKM&t=1769s

Episode 7 – The Strategy on non native trees in the Alpine Space
After 22 month of working on the “ALPTREES Strategy on the use and management of non native tree species in the Alpine Space”, the ALPTREES team reflects on the work, the progress, the successes and the challenges we all faced in our various workpackages to meet the core goal of the project: To provide policymakers, stakeholders, political decisionmakers and the general public with a guideline on how to deal with non native tree species throughout the Alpine Space in Slovenia, Italy, France, Austria and Germany.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M3kb9C6y8g&t=443s

Episode 8 – Stress in the City
For trees to be able to provide ecosystem services in cities, trees have to be respected as living creatures and not treated as decoration for parking lots. Hot temperatures, drought, air pollution, noise, light pollution and isolation take a toll on health and wellbeing of all species under extreme circumstances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2jRNwEfDtk

Episode 9 – Site specific risk assessment
„Risk assessment” can be defined as the standard evaluation of (potential) negative impacts associated with the introduction, establishment, and spread of nonnative tree species. We developed a new methodological framework of a “site-specific risk assessment”. In comparison to already existing methods, our method is based on a stratified assessment of risks posed by non native tree species that distinguishes between different ecosystem types or sites. The assessment method therefore enables to consider the regional context as well as the effectiveness of available management strategies to mitigate negative effects in the area of interest. It serves as a decision support system for the selection of sites, non native tree species and silvicultural methods for limiting potentially associated risks, while taking advantage of the ecosystem services of potentially beneficial NNT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr8m_4rgTms&t=694s

Episode 10 – Lessons learnt from the Pilot Actions
What is a pilot action, how were the Pilot Actions within the ALPTREES project planned and conducted - and what are the lessons learnt from these hands-on projects, that displayed the role of non native trees in urban space, forests and in the awareness of the public.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9mRB1diynk

Episode 11 – Situation of non native tree species in Switzerland
One of Switzerland’s most influential Forest Experts Peter Brang gives an insight into the situation of non native tree species in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

https://youtu.be/Gir3htIvT40

Episode 12 – Tree Migration from South to North – the role of Human activity and Climate Change
Native and non-native tree species witness the tendency to migrate within the Alpine Space from South to North. Is this migration human driven or due to climate change?
The talk with experts from the field of biodiversity, climate change, tree genetics and forestry.

https://youtu.be/f7LWSQgnhOw