Do I have an Ash Tree?
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There are a few different varieties of ash tree, White Ash, European Ash, and Black Ash but they all have similar leaves, bark, and seeds.
The leaves of ash trees grow in a formation called pinnate. They comprise 5-11 leaflets. The leaf edge is serrated or jagged.
Green Ash - Usually a lighter green color.
White Ash - Usually a darker green leaf color with larger leaflets.
The seeds grow in mass and are an elongated teardrop shape.
Older trees have rough bark, younger trees have smooth bark
Need more information? Here is a downloadable fact sheet by the University of Michigan with additional tree information. Also try the Arbor Day Foundation online Tree Identification tool.
Still not sure? Email us pictures of the leaves and bark to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you.