Ash, Olive (Burl)
Latin name: Fraxinus excelsior
Common name(s): Olive Ash, French, German, English, Polish, etc. Ash
Sources: Europe, western Asia, North Africa
Characteristics: As above, but with pronounced burl, swirly, and gnarly grain highly desirable for decorative millwork and inlays.
Common cuts: Rotary, Half round, Plain sliced (rarely)
Uses: Decorative millwork or inlay work.