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  HARDWOOD EUROPE:
ASH
 
NAMES: Ash
BOTANICAL NAME: Fraxinus excelsior L.
ORIGIN AND SPREAD: Europe, Mid East ----
MACROSCOPIC CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES: Sapwood whitish, heartwood yellowish to reddish white; boarder sapwood and heartwood not always to distinguish; boarder of annual rings macroscopic noticeable; wood rays visible without a magnifying glass; very decorative

IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES:

  Dry density (grams/cbm) 0,41 0,65 0,82
Volume shrinking tolerance (in %) 12,8 13,6
Pressure strength (Newton/qm) 23 52 80
Bending strength (Newton/qm) 58 120 210
Tensile strength (Newton/qm) 70 165 293
E-Modul 4 400 13 400 18 100 

PROCESS AND USE:

Manually and by machine good to treat, bad stain colouring, good to varnish, to prefer kiln drying

Sliced an peeling wood for the furniture sector; special wood for sporting equipment, handles, rungs for ladders, barrels, boat building, aircraft construction, lath and carving of wood.

Low natural durability
SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS:   Approx. 35 Fraxinus-kinds are known