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 and 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 and female. Four sphinx moths are specialists.
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