White Ash - Fraxinus americana Olive Family (Oleaceae)

The tough, elastic wood has a pleasing grain and is used to make tennis racquets, hockey sticks, oars, furniture, interior floors and the Louisville Slugger baseball bat.1

The juice from leaves relieves the swelling and itching of mosquito bites and has a folkloric use as a prophylactic measure for snake bites.1

White ash is suitable as a shade tree in a recreational play area, planted along a street, or used in a children’s, butterfly or native garden.1

The white ash has a very large 8-15″ leaf with five to nine leaflets. The white ash has white green undersides.1