Talk:Fraxinus

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Fraxinus rotundifolia[edit]

Cooley's Cyclopaedia of Practical Receipts (6th ed, 1880) mentions the two sources of manna#Modern term as Fraxinus ornis and Fraxinus rotundifolia. The latter isn't listed here - is that because its classification has changed? Or is it simply an omission?

Second hit on Google (here) suggests it is known as the "Desert Ash", which gets a link from Claret Ash. Hv 01:42, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

clarified spelling (I hope)[edit]

Originally 'In Sussex the ash and elm tree were known as the Widow Maker because the large bows would often drop without warning'.
Changed bows to boughs. I'm unaware of the use of bow for branch, in contrast to bough. Please revert if I'm wrong. Water pepper (talk) 23:38, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Cricket bats??[edit]

The article says that cricket bats are made of ash. I've never heard of that (they're famously made of willow) and it's not mentioned in the 'cricket bats' article.


—Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.220.40.13 (talk) 19:35, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Hurleys are made from ash wood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurley_%28stick%29 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cobalt69 (talkcontribs) 22:32, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Ash as a smoking wood?[edit]

I removed an unsourced statement that ash is used as a smoking wood, since an experienced woodsman thinks it's untrue, and it's not among the several woods mentioned in the article on smoking. Does anyone know better? 58.152.150.23 (talk) 13:49, 7 August 2014 (UTC)