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Wayne Kunkel uadrangulata Fraxinus Quadrangulata
Blue Ash Kingdom of the Blue 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 Fraxinus Quadrangulata
Figure 1 The shaded area is where the tree can be found more specifically its habitat is near limestone because of the PH level from it.
It can be up to 80 feet tall Can get up to 40 feet wide Is considered narrow upright or rounded upright Can be a very good tree for shade Figure 2 shows the tree being in a very straight position
Its bark is very different from other ash trees because this trees bark looks shingled or flaky as it gets older Figure 3 Picture of a Blue Ash’s bark Figure 4 Picture of the fruit of a blue ash The tree is both male and female so a tree can pollinate it self and produce seeds. The seeds of a Blue Ash are flatter then the other Ash’s tree.
The leaves are pinnately compound and have several leaves usually 7-11 leaves that are opposites, aren’t alternated. The leaflets margins can vary, they can be toothed smooth or serrated finely. Figure 5 A Blue Ash leaf shown, it is narrow but can also be wide leafed.
The flower is a small flower that blooms with the leaves and doesn’t have petals. It’s a perfect flower meaning it has both male and female characteristics. Very unnoticeable in general Figure 6 The flower is at the end of the ash tree, is very unnoticeable and not much to look at
Early pioneers used its inner bark to make a blue dye, when the inner bark was exposed to air it turned blue. Now the Blue Ash is used similarly to the White Ash for its wood to make tools and baseball bats and furniture because it is so dense. Figure 7 A baseball bat made out of Ash wood
The most noticeable difference in the Blue Ash is that its twigs are very rectangular. This disappears as the twig grows. This picture also shows the bud at the end which is horseshoe shaped. Figure 8 This picture clearly shows how the sides of the twig are like a rectangle and the horseshoe shape the bud has
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/18/trees /imagetrees/ash_bl_bud_lg.jpg figure 8 http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/18/trees /imagetrees/ash_bl_bud_lg.jpg Text Reference http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/ash_b lue/ash_blue.htmlhttp://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/ash_b lue/ash_blue.html was used to support data I found
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraxinus was used for classification http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraxinus http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/trees/ash _bl/tabid/5329/Default.aspx for heights shapes and identifying features, also for uses http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/trees/ash _bl/tabid/5329/Default.aspx http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/kytre ewebsite/pdffiles/Fquadprint.pdf was used for flower info http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/kytre ewebsite/pdffiles/Fquadprint.pdf http://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationSer vlet?source=profile&symbol=FRQU&display= 31 for classification information http://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationSer vlet?source=profile&symbol=FRQU&display= 31