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I have made over 50 post-and-rung chairs using ash trees. The frames have all been made of white ash and the seats have been woven using black ash splints. I have made these chairs with hand tools using green wood. I guess oak could be used the same way in the future if there is no more ash.

—Jim Bicknell, Newark


Jim Bicknell makes post-and-rung chairs out of white ash: part of Vermont Land Trust's ash stories project


Click here for an ash story about basketmaking.


About Ash Stories: Ash Stories is a collaboration between the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program to celebrate Vermont’s ash trees and their role in our woods, wetlands, and towns. You can learn more about the project here

Do you have an ash story to share? We’d love to hear from you. Email with your story to be included in our collection. Questions? Contact Allaire Diamond, VLT ecologist.


Topic: AshAsh stories