EPPO Global Database

Ailanthus altissima(AILAL)

Distribution details in Italy

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, no details
Comments
Introduced

EPPO Reporting Service (2006/152) : including Sardegna.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/231) : occurs in wetlands of Sardegna.

EPPO Reporting Service (2019/219)

EPPO Reporting Service (2021/022) : in cultural heritage sites in Rome.
EPPO Reporting Service (2021/023)
EPPO Reporting Service (2021/203) : negative impact in Alta Murgia National Park (Apulia)
References
* Celesti-Grapow L, Ricotta C (2020) Plant invasions as an emerging challenge for the conservation of heritage sites: the spread of ornamental trees on ancient monuments in Rome, Italy. Biological Invasions, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-020-02429-9

* Mayoral O, Mascia F, Podda L, Laguna E, Fraga P, Rita J, Frigau L, Bacchetta G (2018) Alien plant diversity in Mediterranean wetlands: a comparative study within Valencian, Balearic and Sardinian floras. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici. DOI: 10.15835/nbha46210470.

* Montecchiari S, Tesei G, Allegrezza M (2020) Ailanthus altissima forests determine a shift in herbaceous layer richness: a paired comparison with hardwood native forest in sub-Mediterranean Europe. Plants 9(10), 1404. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9101404

*Terzi M, Fontaneto D, Casella F (2021) Effects of Ailanthus altissima invasion and removal on high-biodiversity Mediterranean grasslands. Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-021-01522-6

* Vila M, Tessier M, Suehs CM, Brundu G, Carta L, Galanidis A, Lambdon P, Manca M, Médail F, Moragues E, Traveset A, Troumbis AY, Hulme PE (2006) Local and regional assessments of the impacts of plant invaders on vegetation structure and soil properties of Mediterranean islands. Journal of Biogeography, 33, 853-861.

* Luigi P, Pittao E, Altobelli A, de Pascalis F, Laganis J, Martellos S (2018) Mapping invasive plants with citizen science. A case study from Trieste (NE Italy) Plant Biosystems https://doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2018.1536085
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, no details view...
France Corse Present, no details view...
France Present, no details view...
Slovenia Present, no details view...
Switzerland Present, no details view...