How to Identify an Ash Tree

Ash Tree - Green Bay WI, Appleton, WI

Do you have an Ash tree in your yard?  The Emerald Ash Borer is sweeping through Green Bay and Appleton killing every Ash tree it infects.  I will break down a few attributes so you will know whether or not you have an Ash tree in your landscaping.  Keep in mind, that every species and kind of Ash tree is at risk and the pictures may look slightly different than what your tree looks like.  You need to treat your Ash tree if you would like to save it from being infected by the Emerald Ash Borer, which will kill every Ash tree around Green Bay and Appleton in the coming years.

Ash Leaf Green Bay WI Appleton WI

Leaf.  The leaf is going to look like a 5 – 9 small leaves that are connected a single, small, green/flexible twig.  It will have one of the small leaves at the tip of the leaf with the rest of the small leaves paired and directly across from one another.  Each of the small leaves will be pointy on each end.

Bark.  On younger Ash trees, the bark will be somewhat smooth but if you have a more mature Ash tree you will notice a distinct diamond pattern.

Ash Tree Seed Green Bay WI Appleton WI

Seed.  Ash tree seeds will be flat, narrow, and have a rounded ended.  They can be up to 2” long and you will see loose clusters of them later in the season.

These are just a few of the basic attributes to help you identify an Ash tree.  If you still aren’t sure whether you have an Ash tree in your landscaping, reach out to us here or give us a call – 920-337-4915.

Also, if it is too late to save your Ash tree, then check out our Ash tree replacement ideas.