“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
A large and fast-growing shade tree, adaptable to many sites. Growth is strongly upright, spreading with age, compound leaves with five to nine leaflets usually dark green. Bark is ash gray with furrows forming diamond shaped areas.Fall color is yellow, not as colorful as the White Ash. Many pest & disease problems can attack ash including a new Emerald Ash Borer. Not recommended to plant; consult an arborist before planting. Healthy trees are worth protecting. Trees are separate male & female. Four sphinx moths are specialists.
Late (July - frost)
Winter (Nov - Mar)
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads