Area of distribution (see: European Ash). As far as Olive Ash is concerned this is not a botanical species in its own right. The name refers only to the coloring of the wood. If the tree develops a heart, it is not shaped the normal way but shows as dark brown stripes alternating with the yellowish-white stripes of the other zones. This makes the wood decorative in character, particularly when the stripes are very regular.
Decorative veneer for interiors.