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Red Alder

Alnus rubra

Plant Description

Fast-growing deciduous tree that grows well in moist areas, this is an important plant for colonizing areas like streambanks and pond edges after disturbance. It’s a valuable tree for ecological restoration as it fixes nitrogen and prepares soil for other plants. Short lived, the wood is prized for furniture and cabinetry, the bark is used for dye and medicine, and it’s browsed by deer, elk, birds, and beaver.

Plant Details

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