Flowers, Plants + Trees Ash Tree
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Copyright: Anonymous2
Image Size: 2048 x 1536    Uploaded on: 19/04/2007
County: Wicklow   Rating: 

Licence: Creative Commons Licence

This is an Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior). It is a native Irish tree species. Ash wood has both strength and a little flexibility so it is commonly used in sports equipment such as hockey sticks, oars, snooker cues and for the hurleys used in hurling. 'The clash of the ash' is a familiar phrase to Irish sports journalists trying to convey the excitement of a hurling match. Ash wood is also popular for tool handles.

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