Alnus Glutinosa, the Common Alder, Black Alder, European Alder, European Black Alder, or just Alder.
It thrives in wet locations; a medium-sized tree that can if allowed, grow to a height of up to 30 metres (100 ft).
It has short-stalked rounded leaves and separate male and female flowers in the form of catkins. The small, rounded fruits are cone-like and the seeds are dispersed by wind and water.
The common alder provides food and shelter for wildlife, with a number of insects, lichens and fungi being completely dependent on the tree.
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