Identifying Ash Trees

How do I identify an ash tree?

Ash trees have an opposite leaf pattern, which means leaves, buds and stems are located directly across from each other. Ash leaves are compound and typically consist of 5-11 leaflets. When seeds are present, they are paddle-shaped and in clusters that stay on the tree until late fall or early winter.

Green Ash Fololiage

Keith Kanoti, Maine Forest Service,

Ash Seeds

Nebraska Forest Service