Black ash prefer cold, wet, poorly drained soils, and are commonly found in cool swampy areas. Their current distribution includes much of the northeastern portion of North America, including the eastern half of Canada and the U.S. Great Lakes, Midwest and Northeast states. It is a small to medium sized tree with alternate branching and compound leaves composed of 7-11 leaflets. It is utilized as a food resource in small quantities by a variety of animals, including deer, moose, black bear, rabbits, and other small mammals.
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