The alder tree has a scientific name of “Alnus glutinosa”. The reason for the name is because of its sticky feature of the twigs and its youngs leafs. It’s a tree that belongs to the Betaluceae family. The same one as the Birch.
Where Are They Found?
The origin of this species isn’t clear. But, it’s widely distributed around the Western Palearctic region (Europe and North East of Africa). Also, we can find these species in Asia. In the Iberian peninsula is widely distributed with most performance in the middle of the North. The Alder reaches the south in determined gullies. The performance of this tree is proofed in the Gilbratrar Countryside and the “Sierra de las Nieves”, Spain. Some specimens have been notable in Madrid and the province of Malaga in the zone of the Genal where there’s a specimen which height is 708 inches.
What’s Distinguishable of Them?
It has a faster growth and with a capacity of stump sprout. This tree has a straight trunk of brown-gray bark or brown-red in youngs specimens. The Alnus glutinosa features simple petiolate alternates leafs with rounded or elliptic form. The size of these leafs is around 1.5 inches and 3.9 inches. The board of these leafs is sinuous and finally jagged.
The Alder flowers are masculine and feminine in catkins. It has a woody fruit of 0.3 inches to 1.1 inches. The fruits seem as a small pineapple. The height of the catkins is around 1.9 inches. They have a purpure color that is dull in the winter. At the beginning of the spring, the color of the catkin is dark yellow. The feminine flowers are grouped in catkins and they have five lobes. The fruit of the Alder is too peculiar.
What Are The Uses of the Alder?
The wood of the Alder is used in carpentry due to its capacity to resist under the water a lot of years. It used to make paper, partitions, boxes factories, and sculpture. The Alder is frequently used in plywood, too. Also, it’s used as a windbreak wall. The alnus glutinosa is a decorative tree in gardens and parks. Also, these species of trees provide a healthy property in the feet and the throat.
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The bird cherry tree is a shrub or a small tree and it is also known as the Mayday tree. This species of tree produces fruit and flowers with the flowers being pollinated by bees and flies.
Bird cherry trees are native to both Northern Europe and Northern Asia and they can be seen growing wild in places that include the Arctic Circle, Britain, Northern Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Finland, France, the Balkans, Italy, and Sweden.
What is Distinguishable About Them
These shrubs are distinguished easily because of their fruit which has an astringent scent. It is because of their high content of tannin. This makes the leaves, stems and fruit poisonous to some animals. The Tree Surgeon can help you identify most trees that are poisonous. It is very important to be sure to identify poisonous trees from those that are not.
Bird Cherry Shrub Uses
Far east of Western Europe the fruit is commonly consumed, but not in Western Europe. The fruit is black and it is ground into a unique flour and used for a variety of culinary purposes. During the Middle Ages, the fruit was used in herbal medicine. In some regions, people believed that when the bark of the tree was placed at the door it would ward off plagues. Its purpose for being marketed in the United States is for ornamental purposes. In Advie, the natives called it a witch tree.
When larvae attack the tree they will eat it leafless. Birds eat the fruit because the astringent odor does not present an unpleasant taste. The bird cherry ermine moth uses this shrub as a host. If you are interested in learning more about tree or shrub diseases and common problems, then the Tree Surgeon is highly skilled and experienced in giving you answer to questions and concerns for a wide variety of trees.
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Posted on December 8, 2016 Trees Thought To Be Extinct In UK Found At Queen’s Residence In Edinburgh
o 100ft Wentworth elms were ‘hidden in plain sight’ and spotted during recent tree survey at Holyrood Palace
Trees believed to have been extinct in Britain have been discovered at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.
The two 30-metre (98ft) Wentworth elms have been identified in the Queen’s garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse just a stone’s throw from the centre of Edinburgh. Tree experts are now looking into ways of propagating the rare specimens, which carry the botanical name Ulmus wentworthii pendula.
Max Coleman, of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), identified the mature trees after they were noted as being unusual during a tree survey.
“Such a discovery when the trees in question are just shy of 100ft and in plain sight does sound rather odd,” he admitted. “It is very likely the only reason these rare elms have survived is because Edinburgh city council has been surveying and removing diseased elms since the 1980s.
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“Without that work many more of the thousands of elms in Edinburgh would have been lost. The success of this programme may be partly demonstrated in the way two rare trees have been preserved.”
The trees grow with a “weeping” appearance and have large glossy leaves.
Scientists say the Wentworth elm was most likely introduced to cultivation in the late 19th century but it was thought to have been wiped out in the devastating Dutch elm disease epidemic, which destroyed up to 75m UK trees during the late 20th century.
While the palace trees have been identified, it is not yet clear where the two specimens came from.
Curators and archivists at the royal household and RBGE are now working to find out more about their origins.
One theory is that the trees arrived at Holyrood from RBGE and survived while their botanic garden sibling died.
Archives already show that three Wentworth elms arrived at the botanic garden from Germany in 1902, after which all subsequent records refer to a single tree at the garden. The single Wentworth elm died in 1996 when it succumbed to Dutch elm disease.
Coleman said: “It is very tempting to speculate that the Wentworth elms at the palace are the two missing trees from RBGE.
“There is anecdotal evidence that the young trees could have come into RBGE, then been grown-on before planting-out in their final positions.
“Certainly, there was a close relationship between the palace and the garden in the early 20th century and the head gardener at Holyrood, William Smith, had trained here.
“Although we have no record here of elms going out, we know that a large number of ivy plants went from here to Holyrood to plant round the abbey ruins.”
Alan Keir, Holyrood park and gardens manager for Historic Environment Scotland (HES), which maintains the palace gardens, said: “When RBGE got in touch to ask if we could facilitate a walk round the gardens to find cultivars for propagation, we were happy to help – but certainly didn’t expect them to find these rare specimens hidden in plain sight.
“The HES gardens team have undertaken careful maintenance of these specimens over the past several years, including crown reduction and limb-bracing works, and we’re proud to help look after the only remaining examples of these trees in Britain.”
Source: The Guardian