Red alder - what zones???

Deb TT teach at
Sat Oct 30 12:56:33 EST 1999

On Sat, 30 Oct 1999 13:15:27 GMT, "Mike the Tree Doctor"
<mlamana at> wrote:

>Am interested in propagating some red alder (Alnus rubra) for a project in
>New England. Any ideas / experiences with cold hardiness and adaptability.
>The provenance in hand is from central, coastal Oregon.

Mike, Alders are best in zones 6-8, so I am not sure what zone you
have in New England. There are some rare stands in Idaho, but most of
them grow along the coastal areas in the west. I did an article on
them just recently for our MG newsletter and it is now up on my page
if you would like to take a look: . I think a mature stand
of Red Alder (Alnus rubra) is  a beautiful site. They are so common in
the Pacific Northwest that most people think of them as weed trees.
They didn't used to be so common, but with all the developement and
logging they are becoming very common trees.
Deb TT -- change teach to teachout to email.
Washington state of sun? Not anymore!
USDA zone 8, Sunset zone 5

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