Fraxinus americana

Fraxinus americana

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Family: Oleaceae

Latin Name: Fraxinus americana L.

Common Name: White Ash

General Description: Medium-sized to large trees, often reaching 18 to 25 m (60 to 80 ft) and occasionally exceeding 30 m (100 ft).

Geographical Distribution: Throughout the eastern United States, extending as far west as eastern Minnesota and eastern Texas and also into extreme southeastern Canada.

Ecological Distribution: Most common occurring on moist but well-drained sites.

Mycorrhizal Status: Endomycorrhizal

Additional Information: White ash is the only large tree with opposite compound leaves found in NCR Parks. The pinnately compound leaves are made up of seven (sometimes more) leaflets, each of which is 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) in length. The strong, straight-grained wood is used to make baseball bats.

Additional Information:   USDA

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