Known also as Northern ash and Southern ash.
Where it grows
Ash grows throughout Eastern USA.
|Sapwood||light copoured nearly white|
grayish brown to light brown and pale yellow streaked with brown
70-80 ft with diameter 2'-4'
|Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³)||673|
|Specific gravity at 12 % M.C.||0,60|
|Average Volumetric Shrinkage Green to 6 % M.C (%)||10,7|
|Bending strength||very good|
|Modulus of Elasticity (Mpa)||11,977|
Flooring, joinery and moulding, panelling, doors, cabinets and furniture.
The heartwood is moderately resistant to treatment with preservatives. The sapwood is permeable. It has excellent shock resistance. The properties of ash can vary according to the growing region. American ash is similar in appearance to European ash.