This is one of a set of twelve cards.
Each card gives information about the tree, but it does more than that, it tells the story of the tree; it's uses it's folklore, and untimately, it's character.
The ancient Britons named me 'Ash', meaning spear. In battle I served them sturdily and well - a seven foot shaft
topped with an iron point. When arrows and small bows are needed, still I am found first in
the warrior-ranks. But warriors adapt, and so have I. Now you will find me everywhere – in planes, sports cars, and the handle for every garden
tool in your shed; if I cannot fight, I will turn ploughshare. When coppiced, I will give strong
straight bean poles after five years, or oars after twenty.
The Romans called me 'Fraxinus', or 'firelight’.sIn the evening, you can rest easy by the fire
if you have a supply of Ash by your side, as ash green or ah dry, I am fit to warm a king’s
(printed of FSC approved card)