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green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Model Reliability: Low



Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
(DISTRIB-II + SHIFT)
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Importance Value
GCM SCENARIO % Area Occ Ave IV Sum IV Future/Current IV
Actual22.77.348501N/A
RFimp29.63.9342360.71
CCSM4565.33.4648961.9
CCSM8578.53.6817782.39
GFDL4578.83.5807482.36
GFDL8589.73.6940292.75
HAD4577.63.6814822.38
HAD8588.73.6933322.73
GCM45813.2757522.21
GCM8591.13.4897532.62

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Green ash is abundant throughout much of the eastern US (24.8% of area, fifth highest among all species), with its core area mostly in the western half of the eastern US. Although the models suggest an increase in habitat westward and northward, the emerald ash borer is rapidly pushing the species the other way. SHIFT models also constrain that migration over the next 100 years. Thus the overall capability rating of very good is only true in the absence (or great reduction) of EAB. The same goes for its infill designation - do not plant unless resistent varieties are perfected.



Family:  Oleaceae

Guild: opportunistic, fast-growing understory tolerant

Functional Lifeform: medium-size deciduous tree

4 -0.13
-0.25 Model Reliability Low

MODFACs
What traits will impact green ash's ability to adapt to climate change, and in what way?:

 Primary Positive Traits

 Primary Negative Traits

Insect pests Fire topkill Shade tolerance


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