18 European Ash Fraxinus excelsior

Family: Oleaceae"

Native to Europe, north of Mediterranean areas. It is a fast growing tree and was extensively used for firewood (it will burn when green) and poles for building. The wood is tough and resistant to splitting, hence its use for bows, axe and hammer handles and the like. . It has a compound leaf consisting of up to 10 or 12 leaflets on one stem.