White Ash

Latin Name: 
Fraxinus americana

Deciduous hardwood.  Straight trunk up to 60cm diameter. Bark light grey with furrowed pattern. Twigs stout. Leaves opposite & stalked with compound leaves -usually 7 leaflets on each leaf.  Has winged seeds.

A tough strong yet pliable wood, used by aborginal peoples for fish spears, canoes, snow shoes and baskets. Used for sporting goods today.  Wildlife use: bud, leaf, seed, sap, bark, twigs eaten by mammals and birds.

Photo credit: E.S. Shipp, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=fram2_009_avp.tif

 

 

 

 

Upland
Type: 
Tree
Source: 
Locally sourced native
Soil: 
dry to moist, sandy to clayey
Sun: 
part shade to sunny. More tolerant of shade when young
Seedling Height: 
6-18"
Maximum Height: 
21m (sometimes up to 25m)
Potted or Root: 
Bare root
Price: $4.50