the ash tree
There are over 60 ash tree species the
white ash being the largest of the family.
The ash tree is a medium to very large
tree. Ash tree leaves are green, turning
yellow or purple in the fall.
They are slow growing and seldom live
more than 75 years. Butternut trees
are being killed off by Butternut
canker. In addition, the Butternut is
very susceptible to fire damage and
intolerant to shade. !
The sugar maple (hard maple, rock maple) is
the largest and ﬁnest forest trees, growing to a
height of 80 feet with a diameter of two or
more feet. In the fall the yellow, red and
crimson colors of the leaves form a very showy
and beautiful part of the landscape.
The name "Buckeye" comes from local
usage in the early days of settlement of
Ohio. An early botanist found it on the
banks of the Ohio River, and added "Ohio"
to the common name in order to distinguish
this species from the related Yellow
serviceberry, Juneberry, and
shadbush. . It is usually only
shrub-like. The tree has
ﬂowers in the early spring,
and has beautiful, delicate