A native of North America, the green ash has become more widespread in the wake of the destruction of American elms from Dutch elm disease. A popular urban tree, the green ash is now threatened by the invasive, imported emerald ash borer beetle. Green ash trees tend to be shorter than white ash trees.
Leaves2-5 inches, smooth or toothed edges, opposite arrangement, odd rows of five to nine leaflets, lance-shaped
FruitFemales produce samaras
FlowerDioecious (distinct male and female colonies), greenish, bloom mid to late April
BarkGray bark, stout stems