Green ash

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Height 29 ft., DBH 29.6 cm (10/31/13)

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A nearby unlabeled green ash.

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
GREEN ASH

Oleaceae
E. North America

Location: map coordinates T-1 (on Loop Road, north of water tower; south of old barn), N 39°11'8'' W 75°32'50''

Planting history: probably planted with new Loop Road ca 2000. Source probably (Terrain at) Styers (nursery), PA.

Description:
  • small- to medium-sized deciduous tree
  • etymology: Fraxinus = the Latin name; pennsylvanica = of Pennsylvania
  • leaves pinnately compound (5-9 leaflets), opposite. Fall foliage yellow
  • flowers inconspicuous; dioecious (separate male and female trees)
  • fruit = samara (dry, winged achene), in clusters
  • leaf scar only slightly notched
  • habitat moist rich woods, swamps

Native species, State Rank S5 (very common, in Delaware)

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Herbarium specimen collected from a nearby un-labeled green ash tree, also planted along the Loop Road at the same time as the labeled tree.


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