Red Alder forest
(Aka Alnus rubra)
A deciduous broadleaf tree native to western North America. There are lots of them in Savary Shores.
Red Alder leaf
It is the largest species of alder in North America and one of the largest in the world, reaching heights of up to 98 feet.
Red Alder catkins: large males in foreground, small females above
1. For a complete and detailed description of this tree, click here.
2. Because of its oily smoke, it is the wood of choice for smoking salmon.
(Source: The Great Alaska Nature Factbook by Susan Ewing)
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