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White Ash (Fraxinus americana)


    • moved to white ash***A deciduous tree (Fraxinus americana) native to the eastern and central parts of the U.S. and Canada. Also called white ash, the lightweight wood is stiff, strong, and resilient. It is primarily used for sports equipment (baseball bats, hockey sticks, paddles and oars, and tennis racket frames), and tools (handles of shovels, hammers, spades, hoes, and rakes as well as ladder rungs).

Synonyms and Related Terms

white ash

Other Properties

Color = white to light brown with pronounced figuring

Density 40-53 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966 Comment: p. 74
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
  • Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: To cite this page: MLA style: "Ash." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2003. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 04 Dec, 2003 .

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