A NOTE ABOUT ASH SPECIES IN THE USA
white ash / Fraxinus americana
5" x 5" flat cut, 5" x 5" quartersawn, 1" x 1" end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup. The end grain closeup shows that it is ring porous with a slight transition phase from 3 or so rows of large pores starting the earlywood to a row or two of somewhat smaller pores before dropping off to almost no pores showing as the latewood starts and then increasing density of small latewood pores until sparse but noticeable confulent parenchyma occurs towards the end of the latewood. Rays are present but barely visible with a 10X loupe. Ray flakes on quartersawn surfaces are small to nonexistent.