Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Location and Notable Facts

  • Other names
    •  Water Ash
  • Scientific Family
    • Oleaceae  (Olive Family)
  • Discovery
    •  N/A
  • Size (Width/Height/Growth/DBH)
    •  A medium size tree 40 to 50 feet in height
  • Colors
    •  Leaves fall color range from yellow to deep purple and maroon
  • Bloom/Seed/Fruit
    • Fruit is a winged samara up to 2 inches long

green ash bloomPhoto credit to Purdue University Fort Wayne

  • Leaf Arrangement
    •  Opposite, compound, 7 to 9 smooth leaflets 


Photo credit to Minnesota Wildflowers

  • Bark Arrangement
    •  Light red with narrow fissures 


Photo credit to Franklin & Marshall College

  • Invasive/Non-invasive
    •  Non-Invasive
  • Native/Non-native
    •  Native
  • Pests/Disease
    • Treated yearly to control the Emerald Ash Borer
  • Comparisons to similar trees
    •  N/A
  • Usefulness
    •  Ornamental shade tree
  • Local Location / History:  
  • Located on the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail, near the Hot Springs Intracity Transit Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace.
  • Planted around 2000 A.D. as a memorial tree for the USA veterans
  • These specific trees were grown from seeds of the trees found at Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birth placegreen ash