Observations on Two Non-Native Alder Species (Betulaceae) Naturalising in Ireland
Keywords:Invasive species; brownfield sites; novel ecosystems; forestry
Non-native Alnus species are widely planted in Ireland for landscaping purposes, such as roadside plantings, amenity plantings and revegetation of quarries. This paper gives details of nine locations in Ireland where natural regeneration of A. cordata and A. rubra has been observed. The potential impacts on native habitats, should these species naturalise more widely, are discussed.
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