#019 White Ash
(Fraxinus americana)

Largest White Ash in the Davidson Street Tree Inventory, tree #125

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 162″
  • Height (Ft.): 25′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 27′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 52″
  • Total Points: 194

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: White ash is a deciduous tree, native to North Carolina and found throughout the state except for the lower coastal region (it does not tolerate exposure to salt air). It usually grows to 60 to 90 feet tall with a 2 to 3-foot trunk diameter, but it can reach 120 feet tall and is the largest of the native ashes. Planting new ash trees is no longer recommended due to the trees’ susceptibility to the emerald ash borer, a pest that feeds under the bark and bores into the wood.