Interpretive Trail – Post 8: Speckled Alder

Speckled Alder

A member of the birch family, the white speckles along the trunk and twigs five this shrub its name.  Various parts of the speckled alder have traditionally been used for making dyes; the roots produce a brown and the bark a yellowish reddish colour.  Often found along the water’s edge, alder shrubs are one of the beaver’s preferred dam-building materials.


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