Trees & shrubs

Plants


Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Green ash tree
Green ash tree
Green ash trunk
Green ash trunk
Green ash leaves
Green ash leaves
Green ash seeds
Green ash seeds

Form

Height 40' to 60', up to 24" in diameter; round topped with slender spreading branches.

Bark

Dark brown or gray, tinged with red; strongly furrowed or ridged.

Leaf

Opposite on stem, length 10" to 12", pinnately compound with seven to nine stalked leaflets each 2-3/4" to 5" long, pointed and slightly toothed on margin; bright green or yellowish green on both sides, turning yellow in autumn.

Fruit (seed)

Flat, winged samara, 1" to 2" long; winged portion extends well down past middle or seed-bearing part; slightly notched at outer end; wing has a somewhat square appearance.

Range

Common throughout the state except in the western prairie region; most abundant in valleys and along streams; moderately shade tolerant; fairly fast growing and will withstand severe conditions of both soil and climate.