Looking for: Sitka alder - Alnus viridis Near Vancouver

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  1. darb

    darb Member

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    Looking for Sitka alder - Alnus viridis close to Vancouver (city) in order to minimize travel.

    I am planning to harvest some seeds and perhaps take some cuttings and see if I can get any root growth before the leaves drop, or see if they resume in the spring.

    Any suggestions for close by specimens?
     
  2. vitog

    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I'm not familiar with this species, but I see that there are many locations for Sitka Alder (Alnus alnobetula sinuata) shown in iNaturalist, especially in Cypress Park.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    One of exceptional size - presumably the same specimen as #29 on the page linked to below - used to be on a lawn at UBC. Perhaps it is still there and even in good condition.

    campus_trees_2.pdf (ubc.ca)
     
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  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Just to clarify names:

    Green Alder: Alnus alnobetula (with nominate subsp. alnobetula in central Europe), formerly Alnus viridis
    Sitka Alder: Alnus alnobetula subsp. sinuata, formerly Alnus viridis subsp. sinuata

    Make sure you get the right subspecies!
     

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