Ash Tree: How Do I Know If I Have One?
Date: August 17th, 2010
The following descriptions can help you identify the ash trees in your landscape.
- Commonly 70-80 feet high; 2 feet in diameter.
- Straight, clear trunk and oblong crown.
- Grows best on rich, moist, well-drained soils.
-- - Compound leaves with 5-11 leaflets
-- - Light green to purplish; lacking petals
-- - Females and males are usually on separate trees
-- - Females in long, loose clusters and males in tighter clusters;
- -both appearing after the new leaves in spring.
- Ashy gray to brown color, with interlacing corky ridges forming diamonds
- May be scaly on older trees.
- Thick, gray to olive-green, hairless, leaf scars
- Round at bottom, notched at top; buds in the notch
- End bud has large, brown, leathery scales
- End bud is flanked by two side buds.
Additional Resource: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/