Swamp Ash

Swamp Ash (Fraxinus Americana)


Common names: Swamp Ash


Distribution : Eastern North America


Color/appearance : The heartwood is a light to medium brown color. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown.


Janka hardness: 1320 lbf


Density: 2.8 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.9%

Tangential (width): 7.8%,

Volumetric (total): 13.3%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.6


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Ash in the Fraxinus Genus has been reported to cause skin irritation, and a decrease in lung function.


Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: Yes (due to a projected population reduction of over 80% in the next three generations, caused by effects of introduced taxa (emerald ash borer)


Common Uses: Luther



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