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White ash

White ash

White ash

White ash
Fraxinus americana

Not often found in swampy areas, white ash can grow well on rich, moist, well-drained soils but is adaptable to other soil types. Like other ash trees, white ash wood is tough, strong, and highly resistant to shock. Thus it is sought after for handles, oars, and baseball bats. Its winged seeds also provide food for many kinds of birds.

 

White ash is the largest and most common ash. Its leaves are 8 to 12 inches long with 5 to 9 (but often 7) oblong leaflets each 3 to 5 inches long.

Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
Brandywine Park, Wilmington 327 194 106 109
Brandywine Park, Wilmington 270 155 92 93
DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington 258 138 102 70