White Ash Tree (Fraxinus americana)
Category: Deciduous Trees
The White Ash Tree is a variety of trees that belongs to the Fraxinus family. These trees hail from eastern North America and are largely found in mesophytic hardwood forests, ranging from the west of Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south of North Florida, and southwest to the eastern part of Texas. The White Ash Tree variety is reportedly grown naturally in the Hawaii islands.
The White Ash Tree can grow up to a height, ranging from 50 feet to 80 feet, with a spread of 45 feet. The leaves of the tree are exquisite and their color ranges from yellow to maroon and deep purple. When the White Ash tree is fully grown, it has a round-topped circlet. This tree variety develops in profound, damp, well-shattered soils and filled with sunlight. The leaves of the White Ash tree are opposite and have a length, ranging from 8 inches to 15 inches, with 5 to 9 leaflets. The leaves of the tree are bright yellow in color during the autumn season. This tree produces flowers during the April month and they may be plain and green to purple in color. The length of the fruits of the White Ash tree ranges from one to two inches and they are tan in color. These fruits are the staple food of many bird varieties.
The White Ash Tree attains its name based on the glaucous bottoms of its leaves. The tree is very difficult to identify owing to its exact resemblance of the Green Ash tree. The color of the lower sides of the leaves of the White Ash tree is lighter than their upper sides. The twigs of the White Ash tree have a flaky or peeling outer surface. The White Ash tree is a forest variety that is commonly found beside Sugar Maple. This tree has a mast crop once in 11 years and is extremely easy to sow and cultivate with an endurance rate of 30%.
White ash is one among the most exploited trees for daily purposes and, to continue with high demand, they are cultivated approximately all over the place it can be. The wood of the tree is white and fairly thick, sturdy, and straight-grained. The wood is used to produce baseball bats, tool knobs, furniture and flooring.
The average lifespan of a White Ash tree is usually 260 years.