The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

Robert Penn

Ash trees have been used for more things than any other tree in human history. Robert Penn decided to cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it, then he travelled from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, to find that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. In particular, as all Morgan owners will know, the chassis of every Morgan is made from ash…

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