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Where can I find Red Alder seedlings in Maine?

 
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Hey Everyone,
I'm looking for some young Red Alder seedlings that I can use as a coppiced understory in my orchard.  I know these grow like weeds, so I'm wondering if anyone in Maine knows of an area where I could get some small plants?  Some roadside area or bank by a river?

It sounds like they're hard to start from seed so I'd rather just find some young trees and transplant.

Thanks a bunch!
Daniel
 
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Location: Northern Maine, USA (zone 3b-4a)
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Dan Garland wrote:Hey Everyone,
I'm looking for some young Red Alder seedlings that I can use as a coppiced understory in my orchard.  I know these grow like weeds, so I'm wondering if anyone in Maine knows of an area where I could get some small plants?  Some roadside area or bank by a river?

It sounds like they're hard to start from seed so I'd rather just find some young trees and transplant.

Thanks a bunch!
Daniel

hi daniel. i dont think you will find any in Maine. red alder is native to the west coast. have you considered aspen? its native, vigorous and coppices well. if you're in zone 5 the black and honey locusts are a option to. hybrid poplars can be purchased for cheap online and produce the best by far. places like rolling river nursery and one green world may have red alder seedlings but are pricey. good luck!
 
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