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Red Alder

The vast majority of betuláceas trees are native to the temperate zones of North humisfério. The Red Alder tree is the highest in the northern species of alder Ameria and the world, reaching 20-35 m tall. Its name comes from the faded red color of the fruit thereof, that desenvole shaped bruised or scraped bark. Can be cultivated by man for economic use (the wood or the edible fruit) or ornamental trees.

Scientific Name
Alnus Rubra

Family
Betulaceae

Wood Characteristics

Heartwood
Pale yellow to reddish brown after exposure to air

Grain
The shaft is right and fine texture

Density/Hardness
Low; mild hardness

Durability
Moderately durable; sensitive to attack and wood decay agents

Areas of application
Furniture, doors, moldings, interior and kitchen utensils