Ash, White

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Fraxinus americana


Native to:
Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas

Mature Height and Width:
50-80 feet by 40-80 feet, can reach 120 feet high

Additional Notes:
Most common through the Appalachian Mountains and once the most important species for making wooden baseball bats, white ash has been severely impacted by Emerald Ash Borer, an aggressive insect accidentally introduced from Asia.