Acte, Arn tree, Black elder, Boon tree, Boor tree, Bore tree, Bour tree, Bur tree, Elderberry, European elder, European elderberry, Pipe tree, Black elderberry
'Elder' is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word 'Aeld', meaning fire, probably developed because the center of elder stems was used as tinder to start fires. It's easy propagation and resistance to pests explains the popularity of Elders with gardeners. Interesting for a shrub, valued highly by carpenters for making skewers, mathematical instruments and toys. It is also highly valued in the medicinal world.