Tree Trail

Speckled Alder

Alnus incana

    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

Additional Information


* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry