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Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
Autumn Purple Ash
(Fraxinus americana)

Donated by Carl Mashburn
Tree Map Location: # 11


Autumn Purple Ash tree in fall color Autumn Purple Ash leaves in fall color


Leaf: Deciduous, green, odd pinnately compound, serrulate, leaflet 2 - 4 inches, turn purple in fall.  
Flower: Green spring flowering, inconspicuous and not showy.  
Fruit: There is no fruit on this tree.  
Twig: Stout to medium texture, gray to green-brown and either glabrous or pubescent.  
Bark: Ashy gray to brown in color, with interlacing corky ridges forming obvious diamonds; older trees may be somewhat scaly.  
Form: Up right oval can grow to be 70 to 80 feet tall.  

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