Tree Trail

Black Ash

Fraxinus nigra

    Notable about this species*

  • Also known as brown ash.
  • Grows mostly in moist soils or near water.
  • The trunk of the tree is often free of branches for a long distance from the ground.
  • The tough, durable, and pliable wood is used for interior finish-work, cabinets, baskets, and, in the past, barrel hoops.

Map to this tree.

Coordinates: 44.873366, -68.635385

Additional Information


* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry