White Ash Wide Plank Flooring
When you choose to lay ash flooring in your home, you are making a statement from a few different vantage points. Most obvious are the aesthetic implications: its bright, sunny character and subtle swirling patterns suggest, “come in and make yourself comfortable.”
Ash also implies ruggedness: its density and robust strength invites a pounding while you smile and say, “bring it on.”
Lastly, due to its imperiled status at the hands of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer beetle, walking each day on a wide-plank ash floor signifies honoring the essence and posterity of this mighty and beautiful tree.
One cannot discuss the ash tree without recognizing the challenges this species faces. The invasive Emerald Ash Borer was inadvertently introduced in North America from Asia. Lacking natural predators, the beetle has proliferated. Its larvae bore into ash trees and feed on the inner bark, which eventually kills the tree. The devastation the beetles have caused is widespread.
Some people may be hesitant to utilize ash trees as a result. But Vermont Plank Flooring works with FSC-certified woodlot owners who selectively cut still-healthy ashes in the path of the invasion. By doing so, we are rescuing trees from obsolescence and providing them the opportunity of an enduring use.
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