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.

 Oregon Ash branch  

Oregon Ash leaf   

Close-up showing hairy nature of leaf

 

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.

At Keele : one tree; compartment 7a; square S17; between the path and the stream.

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