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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 porous with very small pores often in radial strands or groups. Ring boundaries are often faint but still discernible, partially because marginal parenchyma is present. Rays are normally tiny but are occasionally very large.