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Tree Ash Trees

Ash Leaves - Photo © Copyright 2006  Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
To help you identify different trees get the colourful fold out chart called "Tree Name Trail" from the Nature Shop - click here

Latin name: Fraxinus excelsior

Size: Can grow to 40m.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Flowering Months: April to May

Special features: The branches of the ash are widely spaced allowing light to reach the ground below. The bark of the tree is smooth and grey (ash) coloured. The buds are black and pointed at the tip.

The leaves are made up of between nine and thirteen pointed leaflets. Each leaflet has serrated edges.

The seeds, which hang in bunches are known as keys. They have long wings to help them disperse from the parent tree.

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