Glen Ridge

Four Indentifying Characteristics of an Ash Tree

Ash The ash tree has a compound leaf with 5, 7, 9 or 11 leaflets.

Ash Branches and buds are in pairs directly across from each other.

Ash The bark has a distinctive diamond pattern, and is "ash" colored.

Ash The seeds on the female tree are in clusters and are paddle-shaped. They begin a purplish red, and eventually turn brown as they hang onto the tree throughout the fall.