By Zoey, Katie, Sarah
- Ash is one of our most widely planted broadleaved trees.
- It has been used for centuries for making hurleys. It has made 3,800 hurleys.
- Its Latin name is Fraxinus excelsior.
- Ash is one of the largest and most common deciduous trees in Ireland and probably the most common farmland tree.
- Ash grows in a range of soils but refers nonacidic and well drained soils.
- There are many other types of ash like white ash, green ash, black ash and even European ash.
- The ash tree has strong links with the Vikings but also has its place in British folklore.
- In Gaelic it is called uinnseann [pronounced ooshin].
- Ash is a deciduous tree.
- Ash is the home of fairies.
- The bark, seeds and leaves of the ash are all believed to make medicine.
- The leaves of the ash are said to refresh tired feet when put inside the boot.