TN native. Common Ash tree with an original range that included every eastern state. Has a compound leaf containing 5 to 9 elliptical leaflets which may turn a nice yellow, orange, or dark reddish in Fall. The wood is tough and hard and not decay resistant. A novice tree person may confuse hickory leaves with ash. All ash species are presently being watched closely due to a threat of being killed by a disease carried by the Emerald Ash Borer.