"Prunus serotina", commonly called the black cherry, is the scourge of foresters and naturalists. This exotic tree species is being actively fought in the Netherlands and Belgium. But the story behind this tree is surprising, as it has many positive traits that may well outweigh the negative ones. The authors re-evaluate this species and propose a new way of managing it. As such, this book looks at all sides of the issue, the history and future of the black cherry, and offers guidelines for differentiated management. "Amerikaanse Vogelkers" shows how we can give this exotic species a place in the European forest ecosystem, while at the same time reducing the costs involved in combating it. Current knowledge has been carefully selected for specialists in silviculture, forestry, policy makers, and ecologists.
Publisher: KNNV Publishing