Red Alder

  • Nita Lake Lodge, B.C. Photo: KK Law
    Nita Lake Lodge, B.C.
    Photo: KK Law
    Red Alder
    Photo: K Charleton
    Red Alder
    Photo: K Charleton

Red alder (Alnus rubra) is the most plentiful hardwood on the Coast of British Columbia, though hardwoods make up only 5.4% of the province's total growing stock. Red alder is increasing in popularity for use in furniture, flooring, cabinets, turnery, decorative veneer and other home decor. Other high value products produced from red alder are doors, shutters, mouldings, panel stock and carvings. It is also used in craft products such as domestic woodenware and toys.

Red alder is produced in appearance and millworking grades, including Select and better, #1 shop, frame grade, and a number of proprietary grades.