Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This is a tree’s silhouette makes its mark on the landscape. Its crown is upright/vertical and compact, with an intense green colour that grabs your attention. Together with two companions of the same species, they form a small grove where the paths cross. Although its silhouette could be considered typical of the alder genus, its leaves aren’t at all! Forming the shape of a heart (“cordata” in its Latin name means “heart-shaped”), these leaves might make you think this is a lime tree. However, its flowers are unmistakably grouped in oval catkins. If you see small dry cones on a leafy tree which make you think of conifer cones, then you are probably looking at an alder.