Ash Wood Bowl
Diameter 26cm : Height 6cm
Diameter 21cm and 26cm
Ash Wood bowl
Length 17cm : Width 15cm ; Height 9cmm
Scientific name: Fraxinus excelsior
Common name(s): Ash, common ash, European ash
Origin: Common ash is found across Europe. It is the third most common tree.
Current problem: Chalara dieback of ash, a disease caused by a fungus that causes the trees to lose their leaves and the crown to die back, and usually results in the death of the tree.
Ash is a native Irish tree.
Its coarse grained, tough wood is strong and elastic and used for making hurleys, oars, tool handles and furniture.
The Ash is called the World tree in Norse legends, its tall stem holding up the heavens, its deep roots in Hades, and the earth at its centre.