Eucalyptus were imported to this country from Australia in the 1850's during the Great California Gold Rush. The idea was to get rich quick on the trees whose premier qualities were that the Eucalyptus trees grow very fast and need little water. They were planted for lumber...until they discovered the wood curls and cracks when cures. They were planted for landscapes, until they discovered the roots invade everything with enormous force. They were planted along the Southern Pacific Railroad for ties until they discovered the wood splits and spits out the spikes used to hold tracks in place. They were planted as windbreaks up and down the central part of the state...until they discovered the trees are a terrible fire hazard.
Ash (Fraxinus Americanus)
Ash "Giant" Bowl with Stand (27" x 6")
Ash Bowl Deep (14" x 9.5")
Ash Three Bowl Set (19" x 6")
Ash Bowl with handles (18" x 6")
Spalted Ash "Down Under" Bowl (12" x 6")
Spalted Ash Cup Set (12" x 3.5")
Ash Bowl Medium (13" x 4")
Ash "Wabi Sabi" bowl (14" x 7")
Babe Ruth's bat was made of Ash. Ash was used to make the best quality spokes for wagon wheels and axe handles and the masts of clipper ships. It's tough wood and light weight and blonde. Perfect for salad bowls that will last for generations.