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#1 posted 01-03-2013 12:57 AM

Ash is traditionally the best wood for a fire, so would be what a king would be warmed by according to one rhyme. ``But Ashwood wet and Ashwood dry // A King may warm his slippers by.’‘

Mostly it’s practical by usage or other tradition—- Willow has traditionally been used for artificial limbs, yew, bois d’arc, osage orange and mulberry for bows, &c., dogwood won’t grow large enough for large projects ‘cause it was cursed for being the wood used in the crucifix of Jesus, &c.

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