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Cordell duToit
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Can someone please help me ID this tree?
Very grey bark, wood is rich brown color (ie not light like ash) and there are cones and buds.
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Could it be alder?
 
Hester Winterbourne
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Alder, not larch.  The buds are breaking into leaves not needles, and the "cones" are catkins.  You may find old cones from last year as well, they tend to hang on to them so you get this year's and last year's at the same time.  The bark is also deeply fissured rather than flaky in layers like most conifers tend to have. Couldn't say the species.
 
Alexandra Clark
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Definitely looks like Alder to me. They have catkins like birch, but they present more like a hops flower.
 
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Those are definitely catkins, which means it's either an alder or a birch. Birch usually (but not always) has smooth bark, so I'll go with alder as well.
 
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