Is it black birch?

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Lucas
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Is it black birch?

Post by Lucas » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:45 pm


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I saw this tree which a heavy load of catkins(?). Is it black birch?


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Lucas
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Re: Is it black birch?

Post by Lucas » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:51 pm

probably European Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa).
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Re: Is it black birch?

Post by ElijahW » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Lucas,

It looks like Alnus glutinosa to me. Too bad it's planted - they're very invasive around here.

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Re: Is it black birch?

Post by KoutaR » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:26 am

Alnus glutinosa seems right. Female catkins with stalks. The bark has not yet begun to fissure.

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