Alpine & Mountain Ash
Janka (hardness) Alpine: 4
Janka (harness) Mountain Ash: 3.4
The heartwood of Alpine Ash is a pale pink to yellow brown in colour with the sapwood being similar in colour and not easily distinguishable. Both the heartwood and sapwood of Mountain Ash are pale brown in colour. Both species are quite fast growing and often show clearly distinguishable growth rings. The grain is generally straight with occasional waviness and gum vein is a common feature.