Black Ash - Fraxinus nigra
Small to medium-sized (70 feet), Black Ash is a northern species, growing throughout the Great Lakes region, New England, and into southern Canada. It is the only ash that grows in Newfoundland. This ash is unique among eastern ashes for having stalkless leaflets along the side of the 10-16 -inch long leaves; there are 7-11 leaflets. The trunk is quite slender, and the crown is rounded. Black Ash grows in swampy areas and bottomlands from low elevations to 3,500 feet. The tiny male and female flowers lack petals. The fruits are in clusters, winged and flattened.