Wayne Kunkel. The Red Ash or the Fraxinus Pennsylvanica Marsh. The classification. Red Ash Kingdom of the Red Ash is Plantae The subkingdom is Tracheobionata The super division is Spermatophyta The division is Magnoliophyte The class is Magnoliophyta The subclass is Asteridae.
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Kingdom of the Red Ash is Plantae
The subkingdom is Tracheobionata
The super division is Spermatophyta
The division is Magnoliophyte
The class is Magnoliophyta
The subclass is Asteridae
The order is scrophulariales
The family is Oleacea
The genus is Fraxinus
The species is Pennsylvanica
Figure 1 This picture shows the wide area of which the Red Ash is located in. It is a very popular ornamental tree
This tree in general is common, its habitat can include city streets or the woods, versatile tree.
can have a spread of 40 feet
Figure 2 Shows a Rounded Red ash
tools, White Ash is usually
preferred over this wood
Figure 3 This dibber’s handle is made of Ash wood
Figure 4 This shows the bark of a young tree
The bark changes with the age of the tree. When it is younger it has the flaky shingle look as shown in figure 4. As it gets older it falls off and leaves behind the ridged bark shown in figure 5.
Figure 5 Shows the ridged corky bark of an older Green Ash or Red Ash
The twig is irregular in shape and in general the leaves leave a D shaped mark where as the White Ash leaves a U shape.
The leaf of the Ash is very green which is why one of the common names of this species is the Green Ash, the leaf is compound and pinnate. It has anywhere from 5-9 leaflets.
Figure 6 Shows the Red Ash twig and bud on the right, the left is white ash
Figure 7 Shows the dark green leaf of a Red Ash tree
Figure 9 Shows the seed of a Red Ash which looks similar to a wing
Figure 8 Shows a flower of the Red Ash
Figure 1 first link original picture second link used picture http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/data/atlas/little/fraxpe nn.pdfhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fraxinus_pennsylvanica.png
Figure 2 http://www.realaction.ca/images/nativetrees/redash_180.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraxinus was used for classification
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/forestry/trees/ash_gr/tabid/5330/Default.aspx used for information in general, identifiable features
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5845981_red-ash-trees-used-for_.html uses of the red ash