Ash Tree - Fraxinus excelsior - fully grown
The Ash Tree (Fraxinus excelsior
), also known as the Lofty Ash, has ridged, pale grey bark and leaves with toothed edges.
In ancient Norse myths, the roots of a giant ash tree held the universe together.
One root passed through the worlds of the gods and elves, another through the Earth, and the deepest reached into the icy world of the dead.
A British and European native species requiring a fairly mild climate and moist but well drained alkaline soils of moderate to high fertility.
Ash Tree characteristics and uses
Ash is a fast growing and hardy tree found in woods, hedges and open hillsides. It has black buds and purplish flowers, which open in the spring before the leaves show. The fruit, known as ash keys, hang on the tree into winter.
Ash is light demanding, so it's not recommended to plant groups of them in a garden as they can dominate other plants.
When planting in plantations, they require frequent thinning out to maintain high productivity and even rates of timber growth. Early stem pruning is also essential if clear blemish free wood is required.
The tough, pliable timber is used for veneers, traditional sports equipment and tool handles, modern laminated furniture and prestigious shop or office fittings.
Eventual height: 25 - 45m (82 - 148ft)
Tree Gift Details
Each tree gift contains the following:
- A tree sapling (approx. 20 - 60cm tall) in a jute, drawstring bag
- A card printed with your personal message inside a folded, origami envelope
- Planting instructions and tree care guide
Multiple Tree Gift Discounts
Each tree costs just £9.99 including delivery. That's it. You won't find any hidden charges or extra costs when you get to the checkout.
If you buy more than one tree we'll give you a discount too.
- Buy 2 to 3 trees and get a 10% discount (£8.99 per tree)
- Buy 4 trees and get a 25% discount (£7.49 per tree)
- Buy 5 to 9 trees and get a 30% discount (£6.99 per tree)
- Buy 10 trees or more and get a 40% discount (£5.99 per tree)
- Buy 20 trees or more and get a 50% discount (£4.99 per tree)
- Buy 25 trees or more and get a 55% discount (£4.49 per tree)
- Buy 50 trees or more and get a 65% discount (£3.49 per tree)
All discounts are automatically applied in your basket. Simply add the tree species you want to your basket, modify the quantities and you'll see how much you're saving.
Want to plant even more trees and create a woodland? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll give you a tailored quote for the trees and materials you require.
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