The Oregon Ash is a medium sized tree, averaging 40 to 80 feet in height when mature, but in fertile soil can sometimes reach heights in upwards of 150 feet. It is native to the West Coast of North America, from Northern British Columbia to Washington State, Oregon and Northern and Central California. The branch structure makes it a striking species in appearance, with opposing arranged branches and leaves. The species bark is reddish grey to brown in color, with interlacing scales and ridges. Leaves are oval shaped, ranging from 5-14 inches in length, green in the spring to summer months, turning yellow to reddish brown in the fall months. The species begins to seed at approximately 30 years of age, with flowers appearing in the spring months, developing into fruit which turn from green to light brown as they ripen. In the wild, the species grows at elevations 3000 feet and below, commonly bordering swamps, rivers and creeks and grows well in sandy soils as well as gravely soil and some clays.
The Oregon Ash is adaptable to a range of soils including sandy and gravel-type soil. It prefers wet to moist soil and grows well around wetland areas. It prefers full sun exposure, although it is tolerant to partial shade conditions.
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