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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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collage of White Ash and Black Ash

White Ash (Fraxinus americana) vs. Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra)

Updated November 24th, 2019

Although ashes tend to be hard to identify, white ash and black ash are relatively easily distinguished. Both species are more commonly confused with green ash, which has more intermediate characteristics between these species in many respects.

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