The ashes (Fraxinus) are a plant genus in the family of olive trees and belong to the most widespread native deciduous woods. There are three species of ash in Europe: the common ash (Fraxinus excelsior), the manna ash (Fraxinus ornus) and the narrow-leaved ash (Fraxinus angustifolia) (WAGENFUEHR, 2007). It grows mostly on moist and calcareous soils. The wood is characterised above all by its high elasticity and strength and is therefore often used in the manufacture of sports equipment. The core of the tree appears darker and is due to the entry of oxygen. The physical properties of the tree are not affected in any way. The contrast between light and dark, which is often created as a result, gives the tree a very lively appearance.
Origin North Bavaria, Germany, Central Europe
Certificates FSC, PEFC
Characteristics Deciduous tree, dark yellow-brown, facultative core formation, ring porous, high elasticity
Average bulk density (12-15 % wood moisture) 0,70g/cm³