Modesto Ash

6. Modesto Ash

(Fraxinus velutina ‘Modesto’)

Location: 710 Miller Drive
Nominator: Ruth Johnson

This 56-year old Modesto ash is one of the largest that still remains in the neighborhood.

It is 82-ft tall with an 11.5-ft girth. Millions of ash trees have died in the Midwest from the Emerald Ash Borer. It will be only a matter of time before this pest finds its way to California. Therefore, planting ash today is a risky proposition. Most species of ash require ample irrigation, which make them poorly adapted to hotter and drier summers predicted in the future.  

Category: Unusual Size
Age: 56
Height: 82 ft
Spread: 78 ft
Girth: 11.5 ft

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