The Alder Tree — 4 Comments

  1. This was a very good read. I know this tree but did not know all of this history about the Alder. The path I take on rides and walks has quite a few Alder trees lining it near where the small farm streams gather. It is a very charming tree. For years I have collected the little male catkins that look like tiny pine cones when they turn brown. I’ve felt encouraged to pick them up and felt them protective. A few always sit on my drying board.