Trade name: Olive Ash
Occurence: Area of distribution (see the site: European Ash). As far as Olive Ash is concerned this is not a botanical species in its own right. The name refers only to the coloring of the wood.
If the tree develops a heart, it is not shaped the normal way but shows as dark brown stripes alternating with the yellowish-white stripes of the other zones. This makes the wood decorative in character, particularly when the stripes are very regular.
Use: Decorative veneer for interiors like cigar lounges, humidors and cigar boxes. Whenever the color of the olive is sought but the quality of the ash is needed.
Character: Extremely decorative as a result of the change between dark and white annual ring zones. Not to be mistaken for the Ash having no white annual ring zones.
Particularities: It owes its name to a special core education similar in color to the wood of the olive or olive tree and is referred to as Olive kernel. Olive ash retains all the good qualities of ash. The greater spread, the larger and faster growth and the easier ways of processing. The ash is a traditional European wood, which gains in quality and uniqueness through the color change play.