Tigh-na-Ault, Lochcarron, Ross-shire, IV54 8YQ
Telephone: 01520 722568, mobiles: 07825 986513



Ash (Fraxinus Excelsior) Board Stock

May 2017:

Our Dry Store needs to be re-designed so that different woods can be kept separate and the longer boards can be stored safely in a vertical orientation - which will make inspection of the boards easier.

Once work is completed it will enable us to standardise the sizes and display of boards, improve quality control and allow us to appearance grade the boards.

In the interim please contact us on info@woodworkz.co.uk for further information and to discuss how we can fulfill your requirements.

Ash: Species Information

Ash occurs on a wide range of soil types, but is particularly associated with basic soils on calcareous substrates. The most northerly ashwood in Britain is on limestone at Rassal, Wester Ross, latitude 57.4278 N just north of Lochcarron.

Average density is 710kg/m3, however it can vary with the growth rate of the tree

Ash is used for Manufacturing joinery, furniture and crafts and flooring (ie internal use only)

Ash is not durable and therefore is not used externally. Ash is the best timber for steam bending.

Ash Die Back - Ash dieback is caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus which was previously known as Chalara fraxinea. Research into the genetics of the resistance of ash has shown that resistance does occur in European populations, but, at least for the samples tested, it is neither common nor strong. However, a more dangerous attack on the ash tree, will come from the Emerald Ash Boring beetle as it spreads from Asia.

Folklore records that on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, lovers used to eat leaves of an ash tree known at the "Dreamin' Tree" that grew near the church of St Blane and the pleasant dreams they then experienced revealed their actual spouses and intended fates.