Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by chzuck, Feb 12, 2019.
I recently got wood from a neighbor and am wondering what kind it is. Photo attached.
Are there different kinds of Ash? I had two Ash trees, at least I thought they were Ash, cut down some years ago and I thought the wood was much more white and stringy.
Sounds like Box Elder, aka Ash Leaf Maple.
Just like maples and oaks there are probably more than 50 types of ash trees.
There can be quite a bit of color variation even withing a single tree from bright white to dark brown.
As was stated, there are lots of different species within the genus.
However, wood behavior can also be influenced by how the tree died, how long it has been dead, what fungi colonized it while it was alive, etc... so it could be the same species behaving differently or it could have been a different species...
Bark looks like green ash. You can see an emerald ash borer exit hole toward the bottom of the piece with the bark on.
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