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Fraxinus americana                                 

White Ash

 

Arbor Harbor, 78 Sun Lane, Millersville PA

Len Eiserer

While not approaching the Pennsyl- vania champion White Ash in Newtown Square (trunk circumference of 258 inches), this tree ranks among the largest White Ashes in Lancaster County that are being treated for Em- erald Ash Borer.   (EAB is expected to wipe out virtually all of the untreated ashes in the county in years to come.)

 

With a CBH of 132 inches in 2019 (spread: 70 feet; height: 80-85 feet), this tree's trunk is bigger than three of the four large F. americana that are being treated for EAB in Buchmiller County Park (see separate entry). 

 

Further, this tree's branch architecture is, esthetically speaking, outstanding. 

 

The leaves of this amazing species are the source of a juice that gives topical relief to mosquito bite swelling and itching.

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