Materials: Black Ash
Plant identification, cultivating, harvesting and processing
Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) as a natural material used for basketmaking.
Black Ash Basketry - The Process
Feature article on how to identify and process a black ash log into woodsplints by
pounding apart the growth rings.
Black Ash Basketry - The Material
Identifying and selecting a brown ash tree to pound into basketry woodsplint.
Ash Plant Information
Photos of the summer and fall leaf growth and a description of the growing habits of
How To Pound A Black
Ash Log Into Woodsplints
Simple step by step instructions on how to pound a Black Ash log into woodsplint
Tree and Tradition
This article details the use of Brown Ash in Maine Native American Basketmaking.
Processing Black Ash
Flash movie featuring Arnelda Jacobs, an Ojibway elder from the Serpent River
First Nation in Northern Ontario selecting and processing a black ash log. She
was featured in a flash movie clip on a page about non-timber forest products
that is no longer active. The
original movie clip was still available from Science.gc.ca, the Government
of Canada’s official science portal as of May 15, 2008.
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