• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Trees - Green Ash

Green Ash - Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Green Ash - Fraxinus pennsylvanica
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

Green Ash is usually found in bottom lands but it grows well when planted in moist uplands. It is one of the most successful planted hardwoods in the Great Plains. Birds, deer, and rabbits feed on it.

Plains Indians found many uses for Green Ash wood including bows, arrows, drums, meat drying racks, and tipi pins and pegs.

Did You Know?

A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...