|Fraxinus nigra is a medium sized tree. Develops a fairly narrow, open crown. The bark is scaly and flaky, not ridged and furrowed. It is found naturally in wet places such as wet woods, and stream banks. Has nice yellow fall foliage, tolerates wet areas, otherwise does not have wide application as a landscape plant. Native from Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to Virginia and Iowa. Introduced in 1800.