Ash (Fraxinus Americana)
White ash is one of the most used trees for everyday purposes and, to keep up with high demand, is cultivated almost everywhere it can be. It is the timber of choice for production of baseball bats and tool handles. The wood is also favorable for furniture and flooring. Unfortunately an invasive species, the Emerald Ash Borer has been highly destructive to Ash trees. It has killed over 50 million Ash trees since 1990 when it was accidently introduced and threatens to wipe out the entire species in all of the US and Canada.
- The wood is white and quite dense, strong, and straight-grained.
- Pale, with a coarse texture