Notable about this species*
- Usually grows in wet areas.
- The wood, which is light and soft, is not used for much commercially.
- Florists baskets are made from alder twigs.
- Wood from alder trees was used in hand forges because it produces intense heat when burned.
Map to this tree.
Coordinates: 44.872352, -68.634513
* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry