The Trees at Keele
Oregon Ash Fraxinus latifolia
Origin: A native of the USA from Washington to central California it is a valuable hardwood timber tree, growing to around 25m with a straight and compact outline.
It was introduced to Europe in 1872 but is a scarce species in the UK though the most frequent of the rare ashes that have hairy leaves and twigs.
The woolly nature gives the leaf a rather glaucous look, as is shown in the picture.
Location : one tree in a collection of ashes; square S17; tag 1033; between the path and the stream.