Götterbaum und Paulownie: die «neuen Wilden» im Schweizer Wald?

Wunder, Jan; Knüsel, Simon; Dorren, Luuk; Schwarz, Massimiliano; Bourrier, Franck; Conedera, Marco (2018). Götterbaum und Paulownie: die «neuen Wilden» im Schweizer Wald? Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Forstwesen, 169(2), pp. 69-76. Allen Press 10.3188/szf.2018.0069

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“The New Wild” resulting from biological invasions is a controversial concept focussing on the integration of exotic species into indigenous ecosystems. Following this rationale, the great vitality of the new species could be exploited to populate ecosystems heavily altered or largely destroyed by man. Here we discuss this integration approach using the example of Ailanthus altissima and Paulownia tomentosa. Both species have begun to spread spontaneously into some forests in Switzerland. New studies indicate that the two pioneer tree species will not prevail on a large scale and that they do not necessarily reduce the required forest services. For example, Ailanthus trees growing in forests protecting from natural hazards appear to be similarly resistant to rockfall as the local tree species and less affected by heart rot decay than originally feared. For Switzerland, a spatially differentiated strategy with control and integration measures is required.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Multifunctional forest management

Name:

Wunder, Jan;
Knüsel, Simon;
Dorren, Luuk;
Schwarz, Massimiliano;
Bourrier, Franck and
Conedera, Marco

Subjects:

S Agriculture > SD Forestry

ISSN:

0036-7818

Publisher:

Allen Press

Language:

German

Submitter:

David Zimmer

Date Deposited:

06 Nov 2019 07:53

Last Modified:

11 Nov 2019 14:17

Publisher DOI:

10.3188/szf.2018.0069

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Ailanthus altissima, Paulownia tomentosa, invasive trees, protection forests, management strategies

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.8109

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/8109

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