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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE -2
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Mid|High
  • FAMILY Betulaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Large tree
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Requires water until established
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full sun to Partial sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE None
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED Prefers saturated soil
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Seeds

Alnus nepalensis
(Nepalese alder)

This is a nitrogen-fixing tree that is not invasive! It is fast growing and wind pollinated. In Java, this tree is planted on slopes where landslides have occurred. To prevent further erosion. It rapidly established itself in extremely wet climates and keeps topsoil intact. It likes heavy soil that is saturated. This tree was planted all thru out the state of Hawaii in forest reserves as early as 1933. Later it was harvested and tested for strength. It could be used for furniture and plywood. This agroforestry tree is used to treat burns and as a diuretic. Also, it is used for lumber, firewood, and wood crafts. The tree can be coppiced every two years to better provide fuel.

Plant Uses

  • Privacy-screening plant
  • Erosion control
  • Medicinal
  • Edible
  • Nitrogen fixer

Dangers

None