White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Featuring: the White Ash tree (Fraxinus americana). The showy mix of fall color in this ash tree has appeared! A delightful combination of purples, reds, oranges, and yellows. This tree has given us so many things from tool handles to fuel. It also was used medicinally by Native Americans. Wildlife benefits: songbirds, bobwhite, wild turkey, wood ducks and small mammals eat the fruit from this tree. Deer have been known to feast on this tree’s foliage, twigs, and buds. Though ash trees will be disappearing over the near future due to the Emerald Ash Borer, there is no reason for us to miss out on their glorious fall color while they’re still here.

Images were taken along Grant’s Trail near Union Rd.

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