Ash is one of the most common trees in the UK. Ash wood is a key part of the lumber industry thanks to its strength, lightweight nature, shock resistance and beautiful aesthetics. Ash wood has a similar density and grain to oak. In fact, it's often used as a replacement for oak and is sometimes called "golden oak." One of the unique properties of ash is that it has this shock resisting density and hardness while also staying relatively lightweight compared to other hardwoods. In the 19th century ash was commonly used to construct carriages, and Britain’s Morgan Motor Company still grows ash to make the frames for its cars.
Ash trees can live to a grand old age of over 400 years – A5 16cm x H 4cm