American White Ash – Fraxinus americana
American White Ash AKA American Ash, White Ash
American White Ash Wood Appearance
Colour – The heartwood ranges in colour from a creamy white to a light brown with a wide light band of sapwood.
Grain – Straight and slightly open coarse grain
American Ash Wood Properties
Density – 600 kg/m3
Durability – Class 2 – Highly resistant to decay when fully exposed to the weather, clear of the ground and well drained with free air circulation. Only moderately decay resistant in the ground.
Hardness – Not Available
White Ash Identification Features
Sapwood – Is a distinctly lighter colour to the heartwood
Heartwood – Ranges in colour from a creamy white to a light brown
Texture – Due to the difference in the spring and late wood, the grain gives the timber a pronounced flame pattern when crown cut.
American White Ash Wood Structure
Growth Rings – Not Available
Vessels – Not Available
Parenchyma – Not Available
Rays – Not Available
American Ash Other Features
Burning Splinter Test – Not Available