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hitbit
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Tree id Reply with quote

Hi,

Sorry think I messed up last post.
Could anyone id this tree from the pic of the leaf.

Thanks

hitbit



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like an alder to me. is the bark on the trunk striped horizontally?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's an alder (Alnus glutinosa). The little notch in the end of the leaves gives it away. They like their feet in water, and can be pruned/coppiced in winter freely. When cut, the wood "bleeds", as red sap stains the stump. The wood isn't great for firewood, but does make some of the very best charcoal.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
The wood isn't great for firewood, .


Sorry to disagree, but we burn Alder wood all the time and find it very good.
It is kept under cover for probably 2 years before we use it, so is completely dry

Not as good as Ash admittedly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's great wood for wet situations as it resists rot.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Alder Reply with quote

Thanks for the help everyone.

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