Gardentalk – Alder trimming and reuse

Trim from bottom up, not top down. Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has some advice for thinning or maintaining alder trees in this week’s segment on KTOO’s Morning Edition program. He also has some ideas for the reusing that alder in your yard and garden.


Fresh alder

Dried alder

Fresh alder leaves are backlit by a setting summer sun as seen through a North Douglas forest. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

This alder that was cut down last year will be chopped up and used in an electric smoker. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)