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collage of Black Ash and Green Ash

Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) vs. Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Updated March 24th, 2021

Black and green ash are sometimes confused where their ranges overlap, but they are usually easily distinguished by several different characteristics. Both are found in poorly-drained, wet habitats, but black ash occupies a later stage of succession whereas green ash is more of a pioneer species.

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