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How to distinguish black ash from commercial white ash lumber.

How to distinguish black ash from commercial white ash lumber.

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Published by Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Forest Service in Madison, Wis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ash (Plants) -- Identification.,
  • White ash -- Identification.,
  • Wood -- Identification.

  • Edition Notes

    GenreIdentification.
    SeriesTechnical note -- no. D-11., Technical note (Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)) -- no. D-11.
    ContributionsForest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[3] p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16124818M

    F or over 80 years, we have carefully harvested our hardwood from the slow growth Great Lakes region, providing unsurpassed quality and sustainability to you, our customer. As a preferred white ash lumber supplier, you can expect a light colored, open grained lumber, popularly used in flooring and furniture. With the first United States identification of Emerald Ash Borer in southeastern. Top buyers of white ash lumber from around the world. Panjiva helps you find, evaluate and contact buyers of white ash lumber.

    It is sometimes separated for colour and sold as white ash (sapwood) or brown ash (heartwood). American ash can comprise a number of commercial sub species and is available in a wide range of grades and specifications as lumber and veneer. Note that white ash is the commercial name for Fraxinus americana. General Description. American ash is. 3/4" x /2" Ash Lumber 1x3 Ash, also referred to as white ash, dimensional hardwood lumber is ready for your craftsmanship to be made into cabinets, furniture, trim, or your own special project. If you require a hardwood species not listed, or to purchase lengths longer than 12' please call us at 1 .

    The foliage of ash trees is easily identifiable, with green ash (top) and black ash (bottom) is about the same (photo courtesy of Keith Kanoti, Maine Forest Service, ) Personally, I find ash to be a wonderful lumber to work with. It machines well, accepts stain and dye really well (if that is important to you) and is always available. A wide variety of black ash lumber options are available to you, such as outdoor. There are 24 suppliers who sells black ash lumber on , mainly located in Asia. The top countries of suppliers are France, China, and India, from which the percentage of black ash .


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Black Ash is one of a handful of species in the Fraxinus genus that are used as commercial lumber. It’s not quite as strong or dense as the related White Ash (Fraxinus americana) ; this is most likely due to its slower growth rate, which causes a higher proportion of weaker earlywood sections.

Ash, also referred to as white ash, dimensional hardwood lumber is ready for your craftsmanship to be made into cabinets, furniture, trim, or your own special project.

If you require a hardwood species not listed, or to purchase lengths longer than 12' please call us at or email. Sizes shown are net. Also see: Hardwood Plywood. Among the most common species of ash that are seen commercially, some basic divisions can be made; the first is between White Ash (Fraxinus americana) and Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra).

White Ash tends to have a lighter heartwood color, and wider spaced growth rings. By contrast, the heartwood color of Black Ash tends to be slightly darker, and. At 12 percent moisture content, white ash wood is heavy and weighs about 42 pounds per cubic foot, and it is one of our strongest woods being compar-able to white and red oak.

Lumber from the black ash tree weighs 34 pounds per cubic foot or considerably less. The strength properties are also considerably reduced when compared to white ash lumber. Ash: from the Forestry ratings white ash is the better Btu.

Black and Green ashes lower in heating/pound. I can't see the difference in our ashes --the bark and leaves-- but Brown (used by Native Americans here for baskets) and Green grow with "wet feet" or roots in low lying areas. Ash lumber is lumber produced from trees in the genus Fraxinus, also known as ash.

Black and white ash are both common choices, but a number of other individual species may be used as well. This lumber is famous for being very hard and strong, making it suitable for a wide range of applications where strength is highly desirable.

Remove the bark from an ash log and beat on it with a heavy hammer or sledge. Each growth layer will split apart from the ones next to it. You can then cut these slats into narrow strips to make baskets. You can do this with black ash, white ash, and white oak.

Another noticeable difference between the two ash trees is in their bark. Unlike the green ash, the white ash barks do not become flaky. Summary. The leaves of green ash are smaller than the leaves of white ash. The leaves of white ash leave a U- shaped scar where as the leaves of green ash leaves as D ‘“shaped scar.

The white ash Author: Prabhat S. Native to the northern wetlands, the black ash shares its soggy habitat with other water-loving trees, such as tamarack and black spruce.

Few trees, though, can match its aggressiveness in sending out a massive root system. A fierce competitor, the tree sucks up water and nutrients at a rate that, over the long run, other trees can't match. White Ash is commonly used in furniture, tool handles, guitar bodies, lobster traps and flooring.

White Ash lumber turns well and retains such strength that it has been the hardwood of choice for making everything from baseball bats to long bows.

Black Ash: Black Ash is a medium dense wood, similar to a black walnut, softer then its white ash cousin. It is open pored, and in grain pattern much like white ash and red oak. Colour is somewhat different though, pale brown coloured wood, with no yellow or pink. White Ash is also known as American White heartwood is a light brown color, though darker shades can also be seen.

Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown. It is not always clearly differentiate from heartwood. Ash has a pronounced grain, the sap wood is creamy white the heartwood is a grayish brown the grain is coarse and interlocked. Weight ranges from about 35lbs to 41lbs per cu.

Fraxinus Americana. White Ash, Green Ash, Red Ash, Black Ash, Brown Ash. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. Bending properties vary, but are generally very good. It has good. Ash Logs Most White Ash logs have % heartwood, however we do not have glass worm; we also sort and select logs with thin sapwood (80% heartwood or more).

Black Ash logs are also available. The white ash tree (Fraxinus americana), which is well-known for its tough wood, is also found throughout the US. White ash and green ash trees look very similar. White ash LEAVES are inches long with STALKED leaflets.

The leaf margins have broad, shallow teeth. In the U.S. white ash can be found growing in all states east of the Mississippi River, and can be found as far west as Kansas and Oklahoma. The tree prefers moist soils in valleys and along slopes. It is usually found growing with other hardwoods.

Hardest hit would be black and green ash, with projections indicating that the EAB would spare roughly percent of the nation’s blue ash, and % percent of its white ash species. Often the commercial lumber yards pull the sap out of the pile to form a more consistent white stock in the higher grades.

Black Ash is a more consistent pale brown, or tan colour. Rarely have I found curly stock in the black ash, but it is nice to work with, since it tends to splinter less than the white variety.

White Ash (Fraxinus americana) Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo White Ash (Fraxinus americana) White ash is part of the olive (Oleaceae) family and is one of four ashes native to Canada.

Interestingly, ash dosen't grow in stands, but is distributed among other hardwoods like. Perfectly dried and cured bud WILL always produce black and white ash. But if it where completely dry it would be just white. But that doesn't make it a better bud.

You can do a little experiment to understands better. Take a rolling paper and burn it with the lighter.

The ashes should be just white. Get free shipping on qualified White Ash products or Buy Online Pick Up in Store today.Ash Ash Lumber Botanical Name: Fraxinus Americana Ash is a wood without limitations. You can find this American domestic hardwood in baseball bats, cabinets, pool cues, furniture and a host of other items.

Buy white ash lumber for sale in a range of sizes and grades online today.Ash is a light colored to pale beige and the heartwood can vary from brown to light brown to a pale yellow. The wood is generally straight grained with a course uniform texture. Ash has excellent strength, toughness, stiffness and hardness for its relative light weight.