Name : Black Ash
Family : Oleaeceae
Leaf : spear-shaped; finely toothed edges; leaves are opposite; with 7 to 11 leaves on each branch
Bark : grey; scaly; detaches easily when rubbed lightly
Fruit : called samara; winged seed that is longer than it is wide; in clusters
Uses : flooring; sports equipment; tool handles; cabinetwork; railroad crossbeams
Did you know that if the trunk of the Black Ash is struck repeatedly, the wood can be peeled off in long strips alons the growth ring? First Nations used them to make basket.