Ash Tree Identification in Minnesota
Do you have an ash tree?
If you live in a Minnesota city, there is a good chance you have an ash tree. Ash trees are a common native tree species and were also frequently planted as landscape or boulevard trees.
The loss of ash trees in the Twin Cities will have a significant environmental impact because of the staggering quantity of trees. Statewide, Minnesota has an estimated 937 million ash trees. In the Twin Cities, more than one in five trees (over 20%) are ash, and for some boulevards, and many yards, ash make up 50-80% of the trees.
How to ID Ash Trees
Green ash are the most common type of ash tree in the Twin Cities
Green Ash leaf
Ash has a compound leaf with 5-7 leaflets
Green Ash bark
Ash bark often has a distinct diamond pattern
If you have an ash tree, it is important to understand the importance of proactively managing your trees. One of our certified arborists can also inspect your trees to verify the species, condition, and make recommendations.