Alder

Also known as:
European Alder, Black Alder
Family:
Betulaceae
Origin:
Eurasia, North Africa

General description

Deciduous tree to 15m high, dark brown, fissured bark. Toothed leaves oblong (5-10 cm). Buds and young leaves slightly sticky with a resinous gum. Distinctive flowers (catkins) present in winter.

Moist or waterlogged sites & along rivers.

Wind, gravity and water. Suckers.

Can form pure stands in wet areas. Fruits prolifically.

Site management

Recommended approaches

This species is included because it is one of the species to be researched in the 2007-2012 Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy.

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

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RPMS status

Species to be researched (not a Pest Plant) - Whole Region
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