The ash tree can grow to a height of 30m, with a spread of 20m. It is deciduous,
with leaves which are divided into 9-13 leaflets which give the tree a feathery outline in summer,
and a yellow colour in autumn.
The bark on the trunk is a greyish brown, with deep cracks.
The distinctive black colour of the buds makes the ash very easy to
identify in winter. The buds are often the last to open in the British spring.
If given the room to grow and spread, the common ash forms a very striking specimen tree,
though the lack of undergrowth makes it unpopular among many gardeners.