LATIN: FRAXINUS EXCELSIOR
Occurrence – Central Europe, North Africa, Western Asia.
In Poland, ash is one of the most valuable and noble species of domestic deciduous trees. Ash gained its popularity with high hardness, high abrasion resistance and the original colours, additionally highlighted by its characteristic colour and strong grain pattern. Ash wood is durable and flexible, has a low tendency to crack, is resistant to decay and durable.
The ash floor is distinct in that it has a contrasting and sharply outlined pattern compared to oak.
Ash wood is used as one of the wood species most suitable for bending, which is often used in furniture manufacturing. It is also used to make floors, plywood and decorative veneer. Its bark and seeds are also used in medicine.