Gray bark develops distinctive diamond-shaped ridging on mature trees.
odd-pinnate compound leaves with 7 leaflets (less frequently 5 or 9). Oval to oblong-lanceolate leaflets (3-5” long) are dark green above and whitish green below. Foliage turns yellow with purple shading in fall.
Samara (wings) about 1” to 2-1/2” long and 1/4” wide; paddle shaped and in dense clusters.
★ Champion Tree – the largest known tree of a species. These trees are measured using the American Forests points system which is calculated based on the trunk circumference, the height and the average crown spread to give a point value. Champion trees are documented and tracked at the state and national levels.