Ash tree Amsterdam

This chopping board is made out of a felled Amsterdam tree. Where normally it would become wood chips on a forest path or end up as smoke from a stove, this aged tree now has a new lease of life in your kitchen.

This particular cutting board was made out of an Ash tree that grew in the Amsterdamse Bos park. ´Het Amsterdamse Bos´ is an artificially established forest. It was build and planted as a state project for the unemployed during the years of economic crisis in the 1930s.

Its area measures about 3 times  the size of Central Park in New York City. The Amsterdamse Bos is a green oasis for the people of Amsterdam, only a 20 minute bike-ride away from the city center. Nearly 6 million people visit the park yearly and it is open day and night.

Maintenance
To ensure that your cutting board stays beautiful, it is wise to oil the board well with a thin oil. We recommend using grape seed oil. Do this every 3 weeks to ensure the board has a long life. A few things you should not do with the cutting board: soak it in water for a long time, wash it in the dishwasher or heating it one-sidedly.