Italian Alder

Italian Alder

Observation - Italian Alder - UK and Ireland. Description: Is this Alder, I thought Alder was a tree of wet areas? It is growing in a small patch of grass surrounded by roads and houses on the edge of the Downs.

Is this Alder, I thought Alder was a tree of wet areas?
It is growing in a small patch of grass surrounded by roads and houses on the edge of the Downs.