In this new blog post, we want to tell you about the ash tree, the tree of good luck that is part of our brand. Its original Latin name is “fraxinus”. It is a tree that belongs to the oleaceae family, which contains between 45 and 65 species of trees of medium to large size. In general, it is a deciduous tree, although a few subtropical species are evergreen. Ash trees can reach up to 20 meters high, with a straight and cylindrical trunk, with a wide crown.
Ash wood is dense, hard, noble, very strong but elastic, being widely used to make various products whose use requires great strength and resistance. Undoubtedly, it is a very versatile wood, which offers an excellent ratio between quality and resistance. It can be found in the manufacture of fine furniture or joinery, although it is much more common to see it in more demanding environments.
There are mainly two types of ash trees: the European, which is found throughout Western Europe and even North Africa; and the American, mostly in the eastern half of the United States. American ash wood is somewhat less dense and resistant than European.
Ash tree, the tree of good luck that is part of our brand
There are stories that tell that the Greeks especially worshiped the ash tree. In fact, they believed that the nymphs that lived in this tree were daughters of the clouds and the spirits of the sea. Greek also considered ash tree the tree of Poseidon. For this reason, they always carried a piece of wood of this tree on the boats to call for good luck.
It is clear that there is a great relationship between ash and water, probably because it is a tree that grows alongside streams. Greeks used ash branches to ask the gods for a little rain when they were going through a long drought.
A beautiful story that brings an emotional element to the naming of our brand, MobilFresno. Our entire team puts the maximum dose of passion in their work, to create unique pieces in the form of exclusive design furniture. We always look for that nuance of good luck for the room in which it is located.
Photo credit: MF