Fast growing red alder grows principally in the Pacific Northwest, but its appeal goes far beyond its native region, with sales booming around the world, particularly in China.
in Kent, WA, has been in the red alder business for more than 30 years.
"Fifty years ago, red alder was primarily used as material for making pallets, firewood or for smoking fish," said Hasegawa.
The bark of the alders growing in the Finnic area has been known and used as a dyeing substance since very old times indeed.
All Finnic and Mordvinic names for alder (Alnus) have a lepp-stem: Finnish, Karelian, Ingrian, Votic leppa, Lude lep(p[??]), Veps lep, Estonian lepp, Livonian [l.sup.i]epa, Erzian l'epe, Moksha l'epa (SKES 288; SSA 2 : 64-65).
At Birmingham Crown Court, Samuel Dunwoody (37), of Church Road, Yardley, pleaded guilty to a charge of making a threat to kill Miss Susan Alders.
Mr Malcolm Morse, prosecuting, said Dunwoody and the victim had a brief relationship but Miss Alders finished with him because of his excessive drinking.
PHOTO : Alders loaded at an Olympic Peninsula tree farm (right) will wind up as chips, like the ones on this ship in the Port Angeles harbor (below), bound for Japanese pulp and paper makers.
Still, out in the great conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest, such timber giants as the Weyerhaeuser Company are seriously studying the feasibility of starting plantations of red alder - a tree that Northwest loggers traditionally have regarded with all the enthusiasm of a farmer contemplating a pasture full of thistles.
In the United States and Canada, other alders include sitka alder (Alnus sinuate), which is mostly shrub size in the areas where it grows in the United States and Canada, but tree-sized in the higher elevations of Oregon and in Alaska.
Other domestic alders include the California alder, Alnus rhombifolia, also called white or western alder and Arizona alder, Alnus oblongifolia.
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ALDER, ALSO KNOWN AS red alder and Western alder, is one of the most common.
At one time, alder was considered a "weed" tree, a nuisance that was bulldozed to leave room for the more highly-regarded Douglas firs, hemlock, and other conifers.