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Alder

Alder, any of a genus (Alnus) of shrubs and small trees of the birch family. Found in moist, temperate regions at high altitudes, they are indigenous to the Americas, Asia, and North Africa. One variety, the red alder (A. rubra), is used commercially as timber.

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