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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Oleaceae — the ash trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of deciduous forest trees, found in the north temperate zone, and including the true ash trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of deciduous trees, containing the common ash, and belonging to the natural order Oleaceæ.

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  • n. ash


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  • Audiences are invited to grow their own by taking away a sample lucky seed bag containing "Snailhouse + Carpinus Betulus" or "Goethe's Summerhouse + Fraxinus Exelsior".

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  • For example, sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica L.), and red maple (Acer rubrum L.) are more tolerant of sites that are compacted, poorly drained, or have minesoils primarily derived from siltstones or shales.

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  • Principal forest species include Scots pine Pinus silvestris, Norway spruce Picea abies, hornbeam Carpinus betulus, little-leaved lime Tilia cordata, oak Quercus robur, sycamore Acer platanoides, maple Acer spp., ash Fraxinus excelsior, downy and white birch Betula pubescens and B. verrucosa, aspen Populus tremula and black alder Alnus glutinosa.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • Fraxinus excelsior captures the majestic essence of the tree very well.


  • This temperate deciduous oak-hickory forest is dominated by oaks including white, black and chestnut oaks, Quercus alba, Q. velutina, Q. prinus and hickories including pignut and mockernut, Carya glabra and C. tomentosa with some beech Fagus sp., maples Acer spp., tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera, ash Fraxinus sp. and eastern red cedar Juniperus virginiana.

    Mammoth Cave National Park, United States

  • Many relict species from the Tertiary Period are still present, including Pinus koraiensis, Taxus cuspidats*, Picea ajanensis, Quercus mongolica, Fraxinus mandshurica, Onoclea sensibilis and Osmunda asiatica.

    Central Sikhote-Alin, Russian Federation

  • The Thyrrenian mixed oak forests are characterized by the predominance of mixed sclerophyllous evergreen oak (Quercus ilex, Q. suber) and deciduous (Quercus pubescens, Fraxinus ornus, Ostrya carpinifolia) species.

    Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • Together with several other shrub and tree species (Tamarix canariensis, T. africana, Salix alba, Alnus glutinosa, Populus alba, P. Nigra, Fraxinus angustifolia, Ulmus minor), this assemblage typifies small riparian woodlands and is well adapted to periodical flooding.

    Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • Mixed deciduous oak forests of Quercus robur, Q. cerris, Carpinus betulus, Ulmus minor, and Fraxinus ornus once occurred throughout the ecoregion.

    Po Basin mixed forests

  • They include the landslipped cliffs and cliff-top grasslands of West Dorset, the occurrence of the rare purple gromwell Lithosperum purpureocaeruleum between the River Sid and Seaton Hole and coastal ash woodland Fraxinus excelsior located between Axmouth and Lyme Regis Undercliffs.

    Dorset and East Devon Coast, United Kingdom


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