Common Ash Tree
Ash trees are common landscaping trees which are famous for their beautiful foliage and clustered flowers. Due to the high quality of their timber and wood, they have also been widely used to make furniture and other appliances for hundreds of years. There are more than 60 varieties of ash tree species in the world. Some popular species include Blue Ash, White Ash, Autumn Purple Ash and Green Ash trees.
As one of the important landscaping features, ash trees have beautiful foliage colors especially in autumn. Some species’ foliage will turn into red such as Cimarron while other species like the blue ash trees will become brown. Most ash trees can grow more than 50 feet in height. For example, Patmore ash trees can grow up to 60 feet with a spread of 30 feet in width. As one of the largest ash tree species in the world, the white ash trees can reach up to 80 feet high and 40 feet wide.
Ash trees are also planted for their high quality timber. The wood have been used to make furniture and other appliances by people for hundreds of years. Most of them are fast-growing trees and some of them are planted to block strong winds. They prefer to grow in well-drained soil conditions with adequate sunlight. Ash trees are deciduous trees, and their leaves will drop in autumn. They have special winged seeds which are essential for propagation.
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