Green Ash Leaves

Green Ash Tree

Green Ash Tree; Fraxinus Pennsylvanica
Pinnately compound leaves with 5 to 9 leaflets but usually 7. Leaves are 10 to 12 inches long and the leaflets are 2 to 6 inches long.
I found this tree at Kiwanis Riverway Park near Scioto River which has rich moist soil.
Green Ash is also known as the Swamp Ash because it grows best in moist soil.
https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/TreeDetail.cfm?ItemID=1070

Bucktorn Leaves

Bucktorn Tree

European Bucktorn; Phamnus Cathartica
There are a single leaflet that is round and comes to a point
I found this tree at Kiwanis Riverway Park near Scioto River which has rich moist soil.
This tree is invasive and illegal to sell in Illinois.
http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/buckthorn

Red Mulberry Leaves

Red Mulberry Trees

Red Mulberry; Morus Rubra
The leaves are alternating, simple, and broadly oval. They are 3 to 5 inches long and have toothed margins. They can have two, three, multiple, or no lobes.
I found this tree at Kiwanis Riverway Park near Scioto River which has rich moist soil.
Was brought over from China for a food source for silkworms in the silk industry.
https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/forestry/iowa_trees/trees/red_mulberry.html

Boxelder Maple Tree

Boxelder Maple; Acer Negundo
The leaves are opposite, pinnately compound, and usually have three leaflets.
I found this tree at Kiwanis Riverway Park near Scioto River which has rich moist soil.
This tree only as a lifespan of about thirty years, and by the first fifteen the tree is fuller grown.
http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/boxelder

Basswood Leaves

Basswood Trees

American Basswood; Tilia Americana
The leaves are alternating and ovate leaves that are just wide as long. They are heart-shaped with finely serrated margins.
I found this tree at Kiwanis Riverway Park near Scioto River which has rich moist soil.
The tree can produce seeds at eight years old and up to hundred, after a one hundred and twenty the tree becomes a home to woodland creatures.
http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/basswood

Chinkapin Oak Leaves

Chinkapin Oak Tree

Chinkapin Oak; Quercus Muehlenbergii
The leaves are between 4″ and 6.5″, alternate, variable in shape and size, coarsely toothed with each ending in a point.
I found this tree at Kiwanis Riverway Park near Scioto River which has rich moist soil.
Unlike other species of Oaks, the Chinkapin has sweet acorns that can be eaten.
https://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/chinkapin-oak

Hackberry Leaves

Hackberry Tree

Hackberry; Celtis Occidentalis
The leaves are alternate with serrations on the marins and the base has asymmetrical around the petioles.
I found this tree at Kiwanis Riverway Park near Scioto River which has rich moist soil.
The tree was first cultivated in 1636 and was used for pioneer housing.
https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/TreeDetail.cfm?itemID=845

 

 

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