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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: tree identification Reply with quote

Hi, I'm new here, can you help me identifying this tree?
thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is Beech, Fagus Sylvatiga.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No it isn't! It's Alder, Alnus glutinosa. Likes to have its feet in water, can be coppiced, and makes bad firewood, though good charcoal.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suckers from Alder.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much!
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops! I stand corrected - should have known from the bark, whatever about the soggy looking location.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need more info?
Here is a piece I wrote on our native Alder........... Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alder turns a distinctive orange within a day or two of being cut.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although it burns poorly, alder is a very useful timber when used in situations where the wood will be exposed to prolonged damp. It was frequently used to shore up the banks of watercourses; turned, it was used for bowls for settling cream prior to making butter and for numerous household/kitchen functions. Jack and Jill's pail was probably made from alder.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:48 pm    Post subject: Tree id. Reply with quote

Can anyone identify the tree this branch is from please.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is alder. See above.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks good guy , I was hoping just hoping it was poplar wish i could find a poplar , kind regards Kathy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What on earth do you want one of those things for? The only use I know of for it is Dutch clogs and you'd need coal to burn it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Wikipedia poplar has had many uses through the ages and continues to be valuable. Besides, think of all those roads graced by rows of poplar in Normandy!
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populus#Uses
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a reply similar to blowin but deleted it, I would not have it either too tall and spindly to act as proper wind break, can surface root and liable to break from high up in tree and not suitable for maritime conditions. Looks great in photos but thats about it.
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