Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
Green Ash
(Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Donated by City of Nashville, IL
Tree Map Location: # 2


Green Ash tree Green Ash leaf Green Ash bark Green Ash flower


Leaf: Opposite, pinnately compound with 7 to 9 serrate leaflets that are lanceolate to elliptical in shape, entire leaf is 6 to 9 inches long, green above and glabrous to silky-pubescent below.  
Flower: Dioecious; light green to purplish, both sexes lacking petals, females occurring in loose panicles, males in tighter clusters, appear after the leaves unfold.  
Fruit: A single-winged, dry, flattened samara with a slender, thin seed cavity, maturing in autumn and dispersing over winter.  
Twig: Stout to medium texture, gray to green-brown and either glabrous or pubescent, depending on variety; leaf scars are semicircular to flat across the top, with lateral buds sitting on top of leaf scar (different from white ash which has lateral buds in the notch).  
Bark: Ashy gray to brown in color, with interlacing corky ridges forming obvious diamonds; older trees may be somewhat scaly.  
Form: A medium sized tree to 70 feet tall with a poorly formed bole and an irregular to round crown.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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