1. Common Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)

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Location notes:   just inside railway by single storey part of flats 

Ash trees can reach 35m, the bark is pale brown to grey and has fissures as the tree ages. Look out in winter for smooth twigs with black velvety buds. The leaves are arranged in pairs (see detail photo) and it has purplish flowers before the leaves appear.

The ash has bunches of seeds in autumn rather than the winged seeds of the sycamore (see detail photo). The wood is used for furniture.

Ash Dieback Disease will have a devastating impact on our landscape and the biodiversity of woodlands and hedges.

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