alder tree


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Noun1.alder tree - north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruitalder tree - north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
Alnus, genus Alnus - alders
alder - wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
Alnus glutinosa, Alnus vulgaris, common alder, European black alder - medium-sized tree with brown-black bark and woody fruiting catkins; leaves are hairy beneath
Alnus incana, gray alder, grey alder - native to Europe but introduced in America
Alnus maritima, seaside alder - shrub or small tree of southeastern United States having soft light brown wood
Alnus rhombifolia, white alder, mountain alder - tree of western United States
Alnus rubra, Oregon alder, red alder - large tree of Pacific coast of North America having hard red wood much used for furniture
Alnus rugosa, speckled alder - common shrub of Canada and northeastern United States having shoots scattered with rust-colored down
Alnus serrulata, hazel alder, smooth alder - common shrub of the eastern United States with smooth bark
Alnus veridis, green alder - shrub of mountainous areas of Europe
Alnus crispa, Alnus veridis crispa, green alder - North American shrub with light green leaves and winged nuts
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Behind Krak there came into view in the shade of the alder tree the shapely figure of Stepan Arkadyevitch.
"Then I come back to what I thought before; and the more so as last evening at sunset, whilst I was arranging the border where I am to plant your bulb, I saw a shadow gliding between the alder trees and the aspens.
The funeral held at noon was all completed, and the last stragglers of the mourners had taken themselves lazily away, when, looking carefully from behind a clump of alder trees, we saw the sexton lock the gate after him.
The North Banchory Company has put forward proposals to build a new access road on forested land north of the town near Larch Tree Crescent and Alder Tree Road.
Within 24 hours the online post attracted nearly 100 comments, with some ideas including a bronze Alder tree, a montage representing army regiments in the area and a bench with a soldier sitting on it.
If not for an alder tree, she would have gone into the river."
Lord Mayor, Coun Len Gregory planted the milestone alder tree at Chinn Brook Meadows in Kings Heath.
I whet your appetite, and mine, with what can only be described as a Surrealist's dream--or nightmare--of a bed-cage, conceived and executed by Max Ernst in 1974, complete with a sculpted alder tree climbing across the varnished brass bars at the footboard, mobile elements, a mink blanket covered with a drawing and a folding screen (presented by Galerie Yves Gastou; Fig.
The Galician riverside tree communities consist mostly of alder tree forests and, only in the case of a few rivers in eastern Galicia, poplar tree forests.
ACCORDING to the renowned book, The White Goddess by Robert Graves, last Thursday March 10 began the Celtic Tree phase known as "Fearn, the Alder Tree".