Plant ID forum: Ash tree?

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Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
May 29, 2016 6:25 PM CST
This tree is growing in Northern Virginia (zone 7a). Is it an Ash tree, maybe a White Ash?
Thanks in advance for any ID information.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 29, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Certainly could be.
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
May 29, 2016 9:24 PM CST
Definitely an Ash species (Fraxinus sp.).

To determine which one, need a good clear image of leaf scars. White Ash will have a crescent moon with the bud down in it, and Green Ash will have a half moon with the bud perched on top of it.

Yours seems to be White Ash from what I can see.
John
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
May 30, 2016 7:08 PM CST
Thanks, John.
This may be a stupid question, but do I have to wait until fall to get a photo of a leaf scar, or will there be a scar if I remove a leaf now?
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Jun 7, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Scar will be there now, if you pick off a compound leaf. You can also look back on older stems, where leaves used to be, to see the same thing.

It is easier to see on mature wood (leaves that emerged from dormant buds) than on new growth extensions of this season.
John
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 7, 2016 10:52 PM CST
Who knew you had to be an Astrologer to identify an Ash Tree? Smiling
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Jun 7, 2016 10:59 PM CST
You just go with recognizable terms.

Doesn't hurt to have a little national radio astronomical observatory geek going on...
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