Identification: what is this tree?

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest Native Plants' started by KdB, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. KdB

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    hello. we came across a tree the other day in a ravine in north vancouver that we didnt immediately recognize. unfortunately we only happened to take a couple photos of the trunk and bark, but would appreciate if anyone happens to recognize it. Am curious if its something native or if its an introduced tree.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Why is this not just another Alnus rubra? What made it look different to you?
     
  3. KdB

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    oh is that all it is? ok cool. i am a complete amateur and i am working on trying to sort out the native varieties of plants in the area. it seemed enormous for an alder, and i wasnt sure how to id it from the appearance of the trunk and no leaves or catkins or anything within reach.
     
  4. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    lots of leaves on the ground ;)

    I find dormant season ID at times to be much easier than in season ID, formation and arrangement of the buds is a good tell tale of species.
     

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