Opposite, compound leaves. Bark gray, thick, deeply fissured, As. Also, the white ash has deeply concave leaf-scars (smiley face shape) which sets it apart from green ash (Braun 1961).
Because it was believed that rattlesnakes found white ash leaves offensive smelling, people have placed the leaves in their pockets and boots in an attempt to ward off snakes. White ash is the best of the ash woods used in making baseball bats (Peattie 1964).