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alder / Alnus spp.
3" x 3" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 3/4" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porsous with very small pores often in radial strands or groups. Ring boundaries are often faint but still discernible. Rays vary from the normal tiny to occasionally very large, marginal parenchyma