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Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa)


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The Alder is a common waterside tree. It can reach 20 metres. The bark is grey brown with shallow fissures and, in spring, it produces rounded leaves, often with a slight indent at the tip. Mature trees have open, slightly straggly crowns. Picture taken on 3rd June 2006 at Felmersham, Bedfordshire. Picture taken at Bromham, Bedfordshire May 16th 2006.

29th May 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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