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

D.C.2.2 Handbooks - Identification Handbooks for non native trees in the Alpine Space

In this pocket guide, we describe 49 non-native tree species (NNT), selected from more than 530 NNT that occur in forests, peri-urban and urban areas in the Alpine Space. We selected these NNT because they are widely distributed in the countries of the Alpine Space (i.e. Austria, Italy, Slovenia, France, Switzerland and Germany) and appear useful for climate change adaptation due to their species-specific characteristics. Some of these species were selected because they may have the potential to be or become colonising character. Each tree species is presented on four pages with a brief general description, a drawing, and photographs of the characteristic and morphological species features. In addition, various symbols and icons are used throughout the brochure for each species to represent their potential invasiveness, ecological requirements, and degree of allergic potential. 

Identification Hand Books


D.C.2.2 Handbooks - ALPTREES Handbook for Management of non-native tree species IN FORESTS of the Alpine space

In ten chapters this Handbook provides results and scientific approaches of our partners about the situation of non native tree species in Alpine Forest areas.
Selected non native tree species that were already introduced in the Identification Handbook 1 find additional indepht information about legislative frameworks as well as expert's opinions.


D.C.2.2 Handbooks - ALPTREES Handbook for Management of non-native tree species IN URBAN AREA of the Alpine space

Urbanized areas act as heat islands that experience higher temperatures than their surroundings. Man-made structures, including buildings and roads absorb and re-emit the sun’s heat more than natural landscapes such as forests and bodies of water. For this reason, trees and urban forests are essential in  built-up areas: They provide numerous ecosystem ervices and make our lives easier and more pleasant. With its 14 chapters, This handbook provides the latest scientific facts and knowledge about the use and management of non native tree species in Urban Space.