The Trees at Keele

Oregon Ash Fraxinus latifolia

Oregon Ash

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.