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 Identifying an Ash Tree

Is the tree in your yard an ash tree? Examine the following parts of the tree to determine if it is.

Leaves  Seeds  Bark  Branches 
 Ash leaves  Ash seeds in late summer  Ash bark  
  • Compound leaves, 8-12 inches long
  • Finely toothed or smooth edges
  • 5-11 leaflets
  • Differ among the different types of Ash trees
  • Present in late fall, early winter
  • Dry, oar-shaped clusters called samaras
  • Least dependable method
  • Young trees have smooth bark
  • Old trees have a tight diamond pattern  
  • Branches and buds mirror each other
  • Positioned directly across from each other
  • Some may die, leaving a branch or bud without an opposite

Learn more

From the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Ash Tree Identification

From Michigan State University, Distinguishing Ash Trees from other Common Trees

El árbol que UD. tiene es un Fresno? Examine las partes del árbol para determinarlo. 

Las Hojas Las Semiilas La Corteza Las Ramas
 Ash leaves  Ash seeds in late summer  Ash bark  
  • Hojas agrupadas de 8-12 pulgadas
  • Las orillas pueden tener dientes o ser planas
  • 5-11 hojitas, depende de los diferentes tipos de arboles
  • Están presentes a principio del invierno
  • Conjuntos secos con figura de pala de remo, se llaman sámaras
  • El método en que menos se puede depender
  • Los arboles jóvenes tienen la corteza plana
  • Los arboles viejos tienen una corteza con figuras de diamantes
  • Las ramas y los capullos se reflejan
  • La posición de la rama y el capullo está emparejada
  • Algunos se mueren, dejando una rama o un capullo sin su pareja

Aprenda Más

De la Universidad de Minnesota Extension Service, Ash Tree Identification 

De Michigan State University, Distinguishing Ash Trees from other Common Trees