Pricing/Availability:Ash is among the least expensive utility hardwoods available domestically; it should compare similarly tooakin terms of price.
Sustainability:This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as critically endangered due to a projected population reduction of over 80% in the next three generations, caused by effects of introduced taxa. (See notes on the emerald ash borer in the comments section below.)
Common Uses:Flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, baseball bats, and other turned objects such as tool handles.