What's new

Alder Variety?

GaryMichel

Yearling... With promise
0F7483E4-8937-4AE1-A28B-C78473A33C8C.jpegNeed some help identifying some brush on the property. We have pasture land that I’m planning to turn into a combination of food plots, let go and let it grow, and tree plantings. It is sandy soil in central MN and these bushes are quite abundant. I believe they are some type of alder. They also make great screening. My first question is what is it? Based on what it is, how well do you think it would transplant? Thinking tree spade work. I have a quarter mile of road I need to screen. First time posting pictures, not sure why they are showing at the top.

0F7483E4-8937-4AE1-A28B-C78473A33C8C.jpeg
 

GaryMichel

Yearling... With promise
Sorry, should have went into the name this plant section, not sure how to move it.
 

GaryMichel

Yearling... With promise
Also, here are a few views of the open pasture

FF5E2A36-B7A7-4CB7-9E63-07A2B88F8E9B.jpeg




740AF5E8-B5F3-43A3-B5A2-28AF7DD104B6.jpeg
 

Native Hunter

5 year old buck +
That's most likely Speckled Alder. Green Alder also grows in your state, but based on your pictures, I would say Speckled. It will transplant easily unless you move it to ground that it doesn't like.
 

homerj1

5 year old buck +
Looks more like hazelbush than alders to me. Alders like moisture, you don't generally find them in sandy pastures.
 

GaryMichel

Yearling... With promise
Went out and dug around the base of the bush and found this, so looks to be American Hazelnut. Thanks for the suggestion homerj1 and Mozark. I then trekked down closer to the swamp edge and that looks more like speckled alder. My plan is to transplant the hazelnut to begin building my screening.

1C9C55DB-0DE4-4AE6-9A6A-6A88EC039368.jpeg
 

ruskbucks

5 year old buck +
Well that's a bonus find. I'm surprised you found some nut they are usually eaten up by everything early.
 

SD51555

5 year old buck +
I've got some hazelnut on my place, and a boat load of beaked hazel, and I have yet to find a nut unused.
 

GaryMichel

Yearling... With promise
I did have to dig in the middle of a few clumps to find it. I guess the old adage is true…even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.
 
Top