MONMOUTH - The Northwest Christian cross country teams both finished fourth Friday at the Western Oregon Ash
The United States is home to several species of ash, including the commercially viable Fraxinus americana (white ash), Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash), Fraxinus nigra (brown and black ash), Fraxinus latifola and Fraxinus velutina (Oregon ash
), and Fraxinus quadrangulata (blue ash).
We drove the 4Vz mile Auto Tour through Oregon ash
and oak tree stands, past grassy fields, sloughs and marshlands.
(Fraxinus latifolia) trees in a variety of sizes were common throughout the wetlands.
* Oregon ash
: located in Portland, Oregon (not Sauvie Island), nominated in 2007 by Will Koomjian and Brian French.
Reforestation crews will remove invasive plant species and replant the stream banks with native plant species such as Western Redcedar, Swamp Rose, Pacific Ninebark, Black Cottonwood, Snowberry and Oregon Ash
. Site preparation continued through September, and is being followed by fall seeding and winter planting.
Sixteen species reach tree size in North America, but only six are valued for their wood and only one of those, the Oregon ash
, is found west of the prairies.
The trees planted included four native species - Oregon white oak, Willamette Valley ponderosa pine, Oregon ash
Ash has many American species, but the commercially important ones include black ash, brown ash, green ash, Oregon ash
and white ash.
We will sustain this existing open prairie by removing Oregon ash
saplings and a limited number of trees.
In its fifth year, AMERICAN FORESTS' Applegate River Global ReLeaf project has planted more than 110,000 black cottonwoods Oregon ash
, and other suitable riparian species.
Other ashes of note include red ash (Fraxinus pennsylvatica) from Canada and the United States, and Oregon ash