common alder

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Related to common alder: black alder, European Alder
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Noun1.common alder - medium-sized tree with brown-black bark and woody fruiting catkinscommon alder - medium-sized tree with brown-black bark and woody fruiting catkins; leaves are hairy beneath
Alnus, genus Alnus - alders
alder tree, alder - north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
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Species planted include Norway maple, sycamore, common alder, silver birch, hazel, holly, hawthorn, spindle, crab apple, sitka spruce, Scots pine, black poplar, aspen, wild and bird cherry, blackthorn, English oak, five types of willow, rowan, wych elm and lime.
Alongside streams and rivers that criss-cross our local woodland there are sure to specimens of the common alder, Alnus glutinosa that spreads up and down stream by tiny wind distributed seeds.
Alnus glutinosa, known as common alder, is a native of Europe and also North Africa.

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