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Green ash

Green ash

Green ash

Green ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Green ash is a hardy tree that grows well in wet areas and is the most widely-distributed of the ashes, although it comprises a small percentage of the total trees in Delaware. Widely planted in cities and towns, ash trees of all types are susceptible to diseases and invasive pests such as the emerald ash borer, an exotic insect from Asia that can kill the tree. Ash wood is both strong and durable, which is why it is often used for furniture and tool handles.

Green ash has a compound leaf with 5 to 9 leaflets. It is one of a few trees (buckeye, dogwood, and maple are some others) that feature an opposite branching pattern.

 

 

 

 

Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
12 Millwright Rd., Newark 327 195 110 90
Hagley Museum, Wilmington 325 162 151 48
Killens Pond State Park, Felton 199 91 96 48