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#1 posted 08-13-2015 11:55 AM

Two ways to tell white ash from green ash.

1). Look at a twig with a leaf coming off it. Look at the junction of the twig and the leaf petiole. That is the point where the petiole is attached to the twig. There is a bud there. In white ash, if you look from the side, the base of the leaf petiole completely surrounds the bud, and you cannot see the top of the bud when viewed from the side. In green ash, the base of the petiole does not completely cover up the bud, and you can see a little bit of it sticking out when viewed from the side.

2). Look at the fruit if you have one. It is a single winged samara. At the base of the wing is the seed. In white ash, the wing of the samara terminates just past the top of the seed. In green ash, the wind extends alongside the seed almost down to the base of the seed.

Check out these links to look at the samara with the wing and the seed at the base.

White ash: http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=46

Green ash: http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=48

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com


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