Whether we see non-native tree species as a threat or a potential, they need to be systematically managed. The basis for managing non-native tree species should also be based on a good knowledge of their ecological and physiological characteristics. Most importantly, our management should be based on three fundamentals: the experience we already have with certain non-native tree species, and knowledge of the benefits and risks associated with them. In Chapter 4, we will discuss these three bases, which are important for their management.
This time we start the chapter with a virual field trip: Aleksander Marinšek (SFI) takes us on a flight over the canopy cover of the forests in Slovenia.