The invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle from Europe attacks and destroys the entire Fraxinus genus in North America with the possible exception of Fraxinus quadrangulata, blue ash. Blue ash will grow successfully in some locations. BE ADVISED NOT TO TO PLANT ASH TREES IN URBAN AREAS.
Black ash is a small, rare tree in Newfoundland, the only ash native to that province. (Kershaw)
Easily confused with other Fraxinus species
Key ID features: Leaflets - 7-11, toothed, stalkless. Uppermost pair of lateral buds down from terminal bud ""black is slack"". Fruit wing extends along the seedcase.
Bark with corky ridges, easily rubbed off/indented.
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