Black Ash has the same characteristics as others of the ash family: its chief use is in the manufacture of barrels, baskets, and hoops for barrels, but it is less durable than others of its species when exposed to the weather. "When green it can scarcely be burned, but when seasoned is very good fuel. A great deal of alkali can be obtained from its ashes. It can be raised on ground that is too wet to produce other valuable kinds of timber; it is to be planted the same as others of its species.