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Brown Ash Basket Making Week at Camp Forest

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BROWN ASH TREE (also known as Black Ash, or Hoop, Swamp, Basket Ash)

July 15-19 M-F 9-4
The woodsplints of the Brown Ash tree are excellent for basketmaking. They are pliable, tough, durable, and bend easily for weaving. The finished weavers have a smooth silky appearance which adds to the visual attraction of the baskets. During this week of day camp, campers will craft brown ash baskets to take home an addition to regular camp activities such as canoeing, archery, fishing, and swimming.