White Ash-A Stately, tall, full tree that can grow in most location in the USA. Simple to grow, beautiful to behold. Makes a statement

White Ash-A Stately, tall, full tree that can grow in most location in the USA. Simple to grow, beautiful to behold. Makes a statement

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White Ash - 15 Count
Fraxinus Americana
Description: Large tree with straight trunk and dense, conical or rounded crown of foliage with whitish lower surfaces.
Height: 80' - 100’
Diameter: 2’ - 4’
Leaves: Opposite; pinnately compound; 8-12" long. Usually 7 (5-9) leaflets 2 1/2-5" long, 1 1/4-2 1/2" wide; paired (except at end); ovate or elliptical; finely saw-toothed or almost without teeth. Dark green above, whitish and sometimes hairy beneath; turning purple or yellow in autumn.
Bark: Dark gray; thick, with deep diamond-shaped furrows and forking ridges.
Twigs: Gray or brown, stout, mostly hairless.
Flowers: 1/4" long; purplish, without corolla; many in small clusters before leaves in early spring; male and female on separate trees.
Fruit: 1-2" long; brownish key with narrow wing not extending down cylindrical body; hanging in clusters; maturing in late summer and autumn.
Habitat: Moist soils of valleys and slopes, especially deep well-drained loams; in forests with many other hardwoods.
Range: S. Ontario east to Cape Breton Island, south to N. Florida, west to E. Arizona, and north to S. Alberta; to 2000' in the north; to 5000' in the south.
Discussion: The wood of White Ash is particularly suited for making baseball bats, tennis racquets, hockey sticks, polo mallets, oars, and playground equipment. A variation with hairs covering twigs, leafstalks, and underleaf surfaces has been called Biltmore Ash. The White Ash is the largest of the Ash trees in North America, reaching 100 feet in height. The tallest specimen on the East Coast today reaches 145 feet, and almost is 7.25 feet in diameter. The firm, gray bark of the White Ash has diamond-shaped furrows and interlacing ridges. The tree grows in the rich, moist, well-drained soil of bottomlands and dry/not-so-dry slopes. A rapidly growing tree with a very distinctive round crown. This is a pioneer tree that is well suited to many applications in suburban, urban and rural America. It ranges throughout the Northeast to the Southwest with specimens planted throughout the Pacific Northwest. The size and value of White Ash trees make this one of the primary commercial hardwoods in the United States. The wood is exceptionally hard, strong, very elastic, and very useful. It has a variety of applications, including interior finish, vehicles, furniture, containers, and wooden equipment. Many carvers and whittlers use this wood to practice on, and to teach newcomers the proper techniques on. Also, it often has been used as a shade or street tree. Several kinds of birds and ground animals eat the fruit.

Materials: 15 White Ash Tree Seeds