Fraxinus americana (White Ash) wings is a large deciduous tree species native to North America. It belongs to the Oleaceae family and is highly valued for its timber, as well as its ornamental and ecological qualities.
Size and Appearance: White Ash is a large tree that can reach heights of 18-27 meters (60-90 feet) or more. It has a straight trunk with a tall, oval to pyramidal crown. The bark is light gray to brownish-gray and develops diamond-shaped ridges and furrows with age.
Leaves: The leaves of Fraxinus americana are compound and typically composed of 5-9 serrated leaflets. The leaflets are elliptic or lanceolate in shape, with a glossy dark green color on the upper surface and a paler green color on the underside. In autumn, the foliage transforms into vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and purplish-red.
Flowers: White Ash produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are dioecious, meaning individual trees have either male or female flowers. The flowers are greenish and appear in clusters or panicles in spring before the leaves emerge. They are wind-pollinated.
Seeds: Female White Ash trees produce winged seeds in the form of samaras. The samaras are elongated and flattened, allowing for efficient wind dispersal.
White Ash is adaptable to a range of soil types but prefers well-drained soil. It can grow in various habitats, including upland forests, floodplains, and disturbed areas. It thrives in full sun to partial shade.
The wood of White Ash is highly regarded for its strength, hardness, and attractive grain. It is used in a wide range of applications, including furniture, flooring, cabinetry, tool handles, and sports equipment. The tree also provides valuable habitat and food for wildlife.
Botanical Name : Fraxinus Americana Wings
Common Name : White Ash
Height : 60- 120 ft
Spread : 50 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days warm stratification followed by 60-120 days cold stratification
Hardiness zone : 4-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 500