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

Online Workshop with Italian Stakeholders, Italian Oct. 6th 2021

"Non Native Trees species (NNTs): between nature conervation and opportunities"
Asti, October 6th, 2021, 9:00-12:00am

Program: alptrees_italian_sh_workshop_invito_english.pdf

D.C.3.2. TREE TALK France Oct. 27th 2020

D.C.3.2 TREE TALK Italy - Levico 30th August 2021

The Italian TREE TALK on August 30th and 31th took place in Trentino. The ALPTREES team got in contact with the public in Levico Terme, settled in Trentino, and hosts an enchanting Park, which is also the biggest historic park in the province of Trento. The park was established in 1898, it covers an area of over 131,000 square metres and hosts 125 different species of trees and shrubs, some of which are non-native. In this majestic venue the ALPTREES partners from Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) organized a Tree Talk & Walk, during which participants had the opportunity to discuss with Nicola La Porta - researcher at FEM and expert in the field of forestry and nature conservation- about the role of trees in the forests during centuries, as well as the importance and challenges of native and non-native tree species.

In the morning of August 31st our Tree Talk moved to Arco, settled very close to lake Garda and internationally renowned for its gardens, buildings and well-designed art nouveau palaces.

After starting the meeting under the shadow of the magnificent magnolia trees in the city centre, the team then walked up to the Arboretum. Audiences had the chance to admire plants from all over the world and to discuss uses, pros and cons, and possible future trends of native and non native trees. Among the participants we also found three representatives from the local forest ranger body, who furtherly contributed to have a very fruitful discussion. The walk resulted in a pleasant talk, and all the participants came out with the perception to have reached a broader view of the topic thanks to this really appreciated ALPTREES initiative!"

D.C.3.2 TREE TALK - Ljublana / Kranj - 17th June 2021

On Thursday, June 17, 2021 Development agency Sora d.o.o. in cooperation with the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Protection and the Forestry Institute of Slovenia, a partner of the ALPTREES project, organized “TREE TALK" in Prešeren's Park in Kranj, Gorenjska.

At the “Tree Talk” experts from the field of forestry, nature conservation, landscaping of public urban areas in Kranj and woodworking presented the importance of trees in the city and forest, the importance and challenges of native tree species as well as non-native tree species.

Representatives of organizations and societies, participants in the Tree Talk, who care about the environment, forest and nature, also presented their views on the importance of trees in the city and forest.

  • Project ALPTREES and its aims (Aleksander Marinšek, Slovenian Forestry Institute)
  • Trees in the Municipality of Kranj (Erik Vidmar, Flora sport, d. o. o.)
  • Forest and man (Davor Krepfl, Institute of RS for nature conservation, OE Kranj)
  • Tree in the forest (Boštjan Škrlep, Slovenia Forest Service)
  • The wood is speaking (Irena Leban, Secondary School of Wood Engineering,
  • School Centre Škofja Loka)


D.C.3.2 TREE TALK - Klagenfurt - 11th June 2021

“Tree Talk” event, on 11th June 2021, at 14.00 in the EUROPAPARK, Klagenfurt.

- 14:00 h Begrüßung durch die offizeillen Vertreter der Stadtregierung (Vzbgm. Dolinar und STR. Habenicht)
- 14:10 h kurze Einführung zum Standort Europapark, den Baumbestand und seiner Geschichte (DI Heinz Blechl, Leiter der Abt. Stadtgarten)
- 14:20 h kurze Vorstellung des EU Projektes ALPTREES (Mag. Regine Hradetzky, Abt. Klima und Umweltschutz beim Magistrat der LH Klagenfurt am Wörthersee)
- 14:30 h Impulsreferat: Der Baum im Park, der Baum im Wald – unterschiedliche Funktionen und Wirkungen, Chancen und Risiken in Zeiten klimatischer Veränderung (DI Eckart Senitza, Büro Waldplan)
- anschließend Rundgang durch den Park und Vorstellung einzelner NNT-Arten und ihrer Besonderheiten
- Ende voraussichtlich ca. 16:30



D.C.3.2 TREE TALK - Maribor - 10th June 2021

“Tree Talk” event about Non-Native Trees, on 10th June 2021, at 15.30 in the Auditorium of the Puppet Theatre of Maribor.

In the framework of ALPTREES project we are organizing the event “Tree Talk” with experts for non-native and invasive trees, their spread in the city and forests as well as their usage.

Experts from Slovenian Forestry Institute, Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation, Slovenian Forest Service and other stakeholders will present different points of view of non-native and invasive trees.



D.T.4.1.4 2nd Gorenjska Regional Stakeholder Workshop, 13th May 2021 via Zoom

2nd Gorenjska Regional Stakeholder Workshop, 13th May 2021

The ALPTREES 2nd Gorenjska regional workshop on non-native tree species (NNT) was held on May 13th 2021 via Zoom.
The workshop participants were experts in the field of forestry, nature conservation and  horticulture.

Municipalities  and  the  Ministry  of  the  Environment  and  Spatial  Planning representatives also participated.

Link to the recording from the Presentations of 2nd Regional Stakeholder Workshop:

Pogovor o tujerodnih drevesnih vrstah - YouTube
V okviru projekta ALPTREES smo 10. junija 2021 v zunanjem Avditoriju Lutkovnega gledališča Maribor organizirali pogovor različnih strokovnjakov o tujerodnih.


D.C.3.1 School activity

Within the the digital ALPTREES conference, that took place online on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th February via Zoom,

the Under 18 session was held with young students from schools in Vienna (age 10-13) and Maribor (age 16 – 18).


Digital ALPTREES Conference - February 25th and 26th, 2021

The first digital conference on the Sustainable Use and Management of Non-Native Trees in Urban, Peri-Urban, and Forest Ecosystems in the Alpine Region  tooke place on February 25th and 26th 2021, online via Zoom.

And displayed a line-up of leading experts on the topic of non native tree species.

Report on Policy Workshop - 26th February 2021

This report summarizes the activities of the ALPTREES Policy Workshop. This online workshop was held on 26th February  2021 from 9.30 am to 11.30  am within the aegis of the Digital Alptrees Conference organized by ALPTREES lead partner BFW on 25th-26th Feb 2021. Participants in the workshop were from diverse disciplines, expertsand researchers from forestry, nature conservation, biodiversity and other fields of environment etc.


French Stakeholder Workshop - 3rd of February 2021

Invitation to the ALPTREES French Stakeholder Webinar on 3rd of February 2021. We are pleased to invite you to our ALPTREES French Stakeholder Webinar on the Sustainable Use and Management of Non-Native Trees in Urban, Peri-Urban and Forest Ecosystems in the Alpine Region, organized by Cerema and INRAe. The meeting will be held in French language.

The overall objective of ALPTREES is to improve knowledge-based decision-making on the responsible use and management of non-native tree (NNT) in the Alpine Space by developing a transnational strategy on NNT. We are inviting participants to share their work and knowledge on non-native trees in forests as well as in urban areas and to participate in this participative process within the network of stakeholders of the Webinar.


Newsletter 6, September 2021

Gorenjska Stakeholder Workshop; Tree Talks; Searching for NNT in the Gocciadoro Park – Trento; Podcast (upcoming)


Newsletter 5, May 2021

French Stakeholder workshop; Digital ALPTREES Conference; Alptrees Timber Report: The UsageValue of Non-Native Trees; City Nature Challenge; Podcasts; Inaturalist: Train the TrainersWorkshop; Database and Inventory


Newsletter 4, December 2020

Stakeholder Workshop in Škofja Loka in Slovenia. The ALPTREES children’s Tree song and video, won the #EUinmyregion Storytelling award. The ALPTREES Webinar took place 5th, November 2020.


Newsletter 3, 9 September 2020

In the ALPTREES 7th Steering Group Meeting held online on 16th June, a team from the University of Life Sciences, BOKU in Vienna, presented their approach for a timber market expert survey. They plan to conduct this survey across the 5 ALPTREES partner countries in the Alpine Space.


Newsletter 2, 20 February 2020

The TREE TALKs are a series of talks hosted by the project, where experts present on diverse environmental issues and topics related to trees and forests. Stakeholders and the general public are invited to attend these events and they get a glimpse of the different scientific and social studies/researches undertaken on forests in the Alpine Space.

Download: Alptrees Newletter #2 EN.pdf
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Newsletter 1, 21 January 2020

The project ALPTREES started with a kick-off meeting on November 14th and 15th in 2019 at BFW, the Austrian Research Centre for Forests in Vienna, Austria. Together with our 12 project partners...

Download: Alptrees Newsletter #1 EN (PDF, 3.37mb)
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D.C.4.5 Alptrees Podcast Series

D.C.1.2 Interreg Alpine Space Website

Setup and maintenance of the ALPTREES website

D.C.1.2 Interreg Alpine Space Website (PDF)

D.C.4.1 Alptrees Social Media

Setup and maintenance of Social Media channels. Weekly postings about the progress of the project, more than two postings about tree species in the AS and personal stories and pictures of all our partners’ work in the laboratories, in the forests, connecting with stakeholders etc. generate followers. Input is generated by and asked from all partners.

D.C.4.1 Alptrees Social Media (PDF)

D.C.4.4 Alptrees Youtube Channel

The set up and maintenance of the Youtube Account.

D.C.4.4 Alptrees Youtube Channel (PDF)

D.C.4.6 Alptrees BLOG Deadwood

Topic related articles of experts bring new aspects to the ALPTREES obstacle to inform the public about the risks and chances of non native tree species in the Alpine Space.

D.C.4.6 Alptrees BLOG Deadwood (PDF)

D.C.5.1 Alptrees Poster

Poster for print and dissemination of the ALPTREES obstacle and display at the ALPTREES partner’s facilities and institutes. Also for presentation at events and Meetings.

D.C.5.1 Alptrees Poster 1 (PDF)
D.C.5.1 Alptrees Poster 2
D.C.5.1 Alptrees Poster FR (PDF)

D.C.5.1 Alptrees Poster DE (PDF)
D.C.5.1 Alptrees Poster IT (PDF)
D.C.5.1 Alptrees Poster SLO 2 (PDF)

D.C.5.1 Alptrees Rollup

Rollup for print and dissemination of the ALPTREES obstacle and display at the ALPTREES partner’s facilities and institutes. Also for presentation at events and Meetings.

D.C.5.1 Alptrees Rollup (PDF)

D.C.5.3 Alptrees Leaflet

Project’s leaflets on the objective and outputs produced in the framework of the project to be disseminated during meetngs and TREE TALKS.

D.C.5.3 Alptrees Leaflet A5 EN (PDF)
D.C.5.3 Alptrees Leaflet A5 FR (PDF)
D.C.5.3 Alptrees Leaflet A5 DE (PDF)
D.C.5.3 Alptrees Leaflet A5 IT (PDF)
D.C.5.3 Alptrees Leaflet A5 SLO 2 (PDF)

Alptrees Book of Abstract