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Tree_MG_0022

Observed: 20th May 2011 By: sharpham9sharpham9’s reputation in Plantssharpham9’s reputation in Plants
_MG_0022
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Species with which Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) interacts

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I'm 90% convinced

This is likely to be F. excelsior but there are many horticultural varieties with which it could be confused.

Alan Mitchell says (in the Collins Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Northern Europe) "Leaf opposite, pinnate, 20 to 35 cm with 9 to 13 leaflets, the terminal pair largest, terminal leaflet on 2 cm petiole, side ones 2 mm petiolules; to 12 cm long, ovate-oblong or lanceolate, acuminate; sharp shallow forward toothing; dull dark green above, pale beneath with white pubescence densely each side of white midrib."

For a positive identification, I'd like to see a twig with the typical black buds.

Dry.