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- The Black Alder tree can be very versatile. While it prefers and thrives in wet, humid soil, it can also grow in a place with poor soil conditions. The Alder is an average size as it doesn’t surpass a maximum height of 100 feet.
BLACK ALDER - ALNUS GLUTINOSA
The Almus glutinosa, also known as the black alder, is a type of tree that belongs to the family of betulaceae. It's native habitat consists of mostly in Europe, northern Africa, and southwest Asia. The black alder is also known for contributing food and shelter for a number of insects and fungi, which showcases how important this tree really is to much of wildlife. It grows best around wet areas, which is able to reach a total of 20-30 meters high. There's also use for the timber of the black alder, which can be used into manufacturing paper and fiberboard. Black Alder grows medium in size and is native to Europe and some southern Asian countries. In the United States, it does do best in zones 4-7 but is adaptable to similar conditions outside of these zones. This variety of tree is a heartier compared to similar trees and can live through the toughest Northern winters. Even though, the tree is adaptable to different soil conditions its life can be expanded if it grows in wetter soils. The stress that is added to the life of this tree when planted in drier soils is believed to cause a shorter lifespan. After planting this is a faster growing breed of tree and when fully mature the average height of this tree is 30 to 40 feet. Since it traditionally grew near the water tree tends to keep its leaves longer in the autumn months than other trees. When other trees leaves have changed color and fallen, the leaves of the Alder are typically still green and on the tree. The size of this tree does make it suitable to be used in a group to serve as a windbreak or to reduce the noise of a busy street.