Trees

Tour Stop: Green Ash Trees

Tour Stop: Green Ash Trees

This is a Green Ash tree. This species is found all over North America from Canada to southeastern Texas, especially the swampy bayou region around Houston.  Here in Texas, this fast-growing tree can grow up to 120 feet tall with bright green leaves that turn purple or yellow in the fall.  Because of its strength, hardness, and high shock resistance qualities, ash is used to make flooring, boxes, crates, and turned objects such as tool handles.  It is also sometimes used to make baseball bats, although they are more typically made out of the closely related White Ash.