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'''Ash''' (scientific ''Fraxinus excelsior'') is a [[tree]] common to most of [[Europe]].
 
'''Ash''' (scientific ''Fraxinus excelsior'') is a [[tree]] common to most of [[Europe]].
   
Hard wearing, it makes good [[tool]] [[handle]]s and [[longbow]]s.
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Hard wearing, it makes good [[tool]] [[handle]]s and [[longbow]]s. It begins life as a very pale wood, and darkens to a warm yellow colour.
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The [[wood]] sold in [[Australia]] as Mountain Ash is not an an acutal Ash. rather it is a species of Eucalyptus.
   
 
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Revision as of 22:07, 6 June 2006

Ash (scientific Fraxinus excelsior) is a tree common to most of Europe.

Hard wearing, it makes good tool handles and longbows. It begins life as a very pale wood, and darkens to a warm yellow colour.

The wood sold in Australia as Mountain Ash is not an an acutal Ash. rather it is a species of Eucalyptus.