Trees in the North: One – Alder

Are you weary, alder tree,

in this, the age of rain?  

extract:      Kathleen Jamie    ‘Alder’   collected in Into the Forest ed Mandy Haggith (see below)

Alnus glutinosa

The only broad-leaved tree to produce cones…Image

Alder wood is called ‘Scots mahogany’.

Much of Venice is built on alder piers.

alders…give secret lovers protection from discovery.

You can see the past, present and future on an alder branch

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