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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 02-04-2018 07:43 AM 555 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AlaskaGuy

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02-04-2018 07:43 AM

Just a PSA for your general knowledge .

Alaska has 4 species of Alder. :):)

http://www.alaska.org/advice/alder

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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msinc

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#1 posted 02-04-2018 02:00 PM

Glad you posted this…there is a “strange” tree, well strange for these parts at least, on my mother-in-laws property. I had no clue what it was and wondered for some time what this thing is. Tempted several times to cut it down and get rid of it. Now I know…it’s an Alder tree. Not sure which variety, but it looks just like the one pictured on the link. Strange looking “acorns”, exact same leaves, the works. Never seen another one around here and certainly no one uses it for lumber, there aren’t any here, well, except for this one.

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 02:26 PM

Prostate-Specific Antigen?

Alder is an important tool used by land reclamation experts to restore the land after strip mining and other types of deforestation.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 02-04-2018 06:38 PM

Fascinating!
Visiting Seattle this weekend I saw a sign for “alder smoked salmon” and nearly took a picture to post here for The Fridge.
The alder obsession is ridiculous because when a newcomer asks a question, people have to post explanations of why half the responses are “Alder. 100%”.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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