The favorite green ash of Jackson in Summer 2015

Name(s)

> Jackson

Tree species 

> Green ash

Location

 > In my front yard

Narrative

My favorite tree is a 49' 6" tall Green Ash. The scientific name of the tree is Fraxinus pennsylvanica. The tree is in my front yard and it hangs out over the road making a cool tunnel effect. Its bark is dark brown, and it has deep green leaves. The leaves are compound, and they have small, spearhead looking leaflets. The tree has a diameter of 9.5 inches so it's pretty skinny. This tree is my personal favorite out of the many in my yard because it is very pretty and is a great addition to my yard. In the summer, the tree provides lots of shade. In the winter it lets light through so our entry hall is always bright and cheery. This tree is also my favorite because it gives my yard a uniformed look along with the other Green Ash in my yard. You could climb it and get a view of the long street where other trees drape the street in shadow. This tree intercepts 1,602 gallons of storm water a year. Without that tree, my yard would be underwater a lot of the time, which it is sometimes in the spring when the rain is coming down hard. Also it conserves 45 kilowatts an hour in cooling since it has a very large crown. This is big in the summer when you really want to save money.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 1602

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 45

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 253

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 81

 

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  1. The favorite green ash of Jackson in Summer 2015