53 Narrow leafed ash Fraxinus angustifolia

Family: Oleaceae

Native to Southern Europe, NW Africa and South West Asia. The wood quality is not as good as common ash and is used mainly for pulp and bonded products such as plywood. The leaves are used to feed stock in some parts of Southern Europe. In Australia it is known as Desert Ash and regarded as a weed as it out competes native plants. Whanganui Protected Tree T15.