This flowering ash, Fraxinus ornus, was offered to me by a young Italian for trade. They are crazy about conifers and do not value deciduous trees as much. So we traded yesterday.
The very first things I did was to enhance the carving. What looks like blue smoke on the pictures is blue smoke. The wood almost started to burn while I happily carved away.
And then I was desperate to get rid of the most ugly pot.
I think it is quite a tree and it was not a bad trade - for both.