Latin Name: Fraxinus americana
Family: Oleaceae - the Olive family
Other Common Name(s): American Ash, Ash, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash, Canadian Ash, Cane Ash, Fresno, Green Ash, Mountain Ash, Natural Ash, Red Ash, White Ash
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only
Baseball Bats, Cabinets, Cooperage, Furniture, Mouldings, Millwork, Sports Equipment
The tree grows both in Canada and the United States. In the U.S. white ash can be found growing in all states east of the Mississippi River, and can be found as far west as Kansas and Oklahoma. The tree prefers moist soils in valleys and along slopes. It is usually found growing with other hardwoods.
General Description: The sapwood which tends to be very narrow is almost pure white, which is in contrast to the heartwood which is typically brown to dark brown and even have a slight reddish tinge.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.533
Specific Gravity: 0.56-0.67
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 8,900-15,050
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1435-1720
Side Hardness (lbs): 1320