Plant ID forum: Does anyone know what tree this is?

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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jun 7, 2017 9:38 PM CST






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Toni
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Jun 8, 2017 2:52 AM CST
Looks like Fraxinus sp...an Ash tree.
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 8, 2017 7:00 AM CST
Yes, definitely a Fraxinus sp. with opposite arrangement of pinnate compound leaves and clusters of samaras/seeds.

There is a fine leaflet form of Ash, whose name currently escapes me. It is more common on the west coast, I think - and quite rare here in the hazy hot humid Ohio River valley region. Give me a moment to look it up...
John
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 8, 2017 7:09 AM CST
OK, here it is. This is the plant that I was thinking of: Fraxinus angustifolia - Narrowleaf Ash, and specifically the traditional selection 'Raywood'.

Raywood Ash (Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood')

There is one avenue planting of this species in Louisville KY, along River Road upstream of Waterfront Park. It presents as a much finer foliage texture effect than the much more commonly planted White Ash (Fraxinus americana) and Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) which are both being decimated by Emerald Ash Borer infestations throughout eastern North America.

Otherwise, I don't know the species well nor can I provide commentary on its performance in the Pacific Northwest - though those look like pretty happy trees in the images.
John
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Jun 11, 2017 9:38 AM CST
Thank you Both! I have been wondering about this for years *Blush* But never thought to snap a pic and post here.
You guys are terrific
Toni
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