Ash Forest

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We are now crossing a piece dominated by ash trees. However, we will find them all over the entire route. We have already told you that they are part of the strip of vegetation that exists between the riverside forest and the higher oak groves; accompanied by hazelnuts, aspens, cherries and birch trees.
The large ash leaf has a composite leaf, the flowering is not showy and the fruits are winged seeds that help it to disperse in the wind when, when ripen, they are detached from the tree (foto). You will see them hanging from the tree, dry, well into the winter.
It is used as shade for cattle, which is why we often find it isolated in the meadows, and at the same time, the leaves were used as fodder when there was little grass. The wood is of good quality and easy to work: carpentry, sports equipment, tons and boots where you keep distilled alcohols. It has applications in folk medicine, in gastronomy, even oil of the seeds resembles that of sunflower. It must be said though, that in some sensitive people it causes dermatitis if they get in contact with it.
Have you seen a great cherry tree on the way?