Common Ash or Fraxinus excelsior

common Ash






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Common Ash




Common Ash

Fraxinus excelsior

A wellknown large deciduous tree.
The common Ash flowers in spring with ;ight purple flowers.








The seeds

The seeds, called "keys", are made of thin, flattened fibrous tissue
with the shape of a wing. It gives the "keys" the ability to fly
away over long distances during a storm in fall.

The leaves

The leaves are much darker colored at the upperside , the underside
is almost white. the olive tree is a close member of the common Ash,
and has the same leaves.
The common Ash looses its leaves in fall,
but the leaves don't change of color during that time.

The common Ash on a print in 1860 .



    The common Ash or Fraxinus exelcior



    The purple flowers of the common Ash in the spring.






    Firewood

    This list gives an indication of the quality as a firewood

    Alder fastburning, good firewood.

    Birch good , but burns fast

    Horse chestnut bad quality firewood, hard to ignite.

    Beech very good, but need to be very dry.

    Oak very good

    Lime good.

    Ashvery good firewood

    Mulberry very good , but hard to get

    monkey puzzle woodbad firewood, don't use it

    White poplar smokes, bad firewood

    Black locust or Robiniavery good and exspensive.

    Walnut good , but hard to get

    Yew good.

    Larch bad firewood.


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