White Ash

      FAMILY: Olive
      HEIGHT: 60 TO 90 ft.

      White Ash is the most common and best-known eastern Ash. It is a forest tree of rich, moist soils, often found with Oaks, Hickories, and Maples. White Ash grows tall, with a broad crown. The bark is gray, with interlacing fissures and ridges. Leaves and twigs are opposite.

      The compound leaves usually have seven oval leaflets, dark green above, paler and silvery beneath, each with a few irregular blunt teeth. They turn yellow or purplish in autumn. Fruits are single "keys" with a long narrow wing. They form in spring and hang in drooping clusters till they drop off in late fall.