Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
- Written by Dakoda Ramsey
Green ash is a common native tree in moist woodlands. It is a fast-growing tree, so it is also widely planted in residential areas as a shade tree.
It is relatively easy to recognize because of the opposite compound leaves with 7-9 pointed leaflets. The leaflets are somewhat similar to the leaves of a hickory, but a hickory has alternate leaves, and the leaflets of an ash are much smaller and have small teeth, or serrations, on the edges.