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Black Ash

( Fraxinus nigra )

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Black Ash
Swamp Ash
Hoop Ash
Basket Ash
Water Ash
Oleaceae
Fraxinus
Fraxinus nigra
Marshall
MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Characteristics

Tree

Deciduous

Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Sand, Loam, Humus Enriched

Moist, Wet

No

Yes

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime, Mixedwood Plains, Boreal Plains, Prairies

Woodland, Riparian, Bog/Fen

Woodland
Design Considerations

1000 cm

2000 cm

May - Jan

Purple

No

No

Green


No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Birds

No
Conservation Status

No


Interesting Tidbits

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) Slow growing. 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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